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PLANET - Tutorial by ladyrapid PLANET - Tutorial by ladyrapid
Edit- I coulden't post this sucker first at the 800x13500 rez so now I'v been sitting for like an hour and compressed the tut as much as possible so that I could post it as a single image. Im really sorry for the little more tight version.

Yea it's true, im NOT pullin ya leg ;D.

For ages 'n ages 'n ages ppl have asked me if I can make a tutorial on how I make my planets. Untill last night this was still a dream... I sat down and opened Photoshop.
At image size: i write 800x6000... , i sit quiet for a while then erase and write 800x8000..., again it's all quiet and i decide to write a REALLY detailed tutorial so I go ahead and write 800x13500 :O! ( sorry for the HUGE size but I coulden't help it. There can't be low quality on quality work sort of speak ^^ )

I wrote this tutorial for YOU guys so dam you if u don't appreciate it :shakefist: ;).
It's written in a step-by-step way so that it's EASY to follow and it requires very low Photoshop skill to master due to that im so nice that i wrote it so detailed!


You need this Image for tutorial


This can of course be done in many many ways. Especially the way you add clouds for example, you can brush them, cut, distort etc, everything to make it look more realistic and perhaps not get the "fuzzy" feeling =).
Also to colourise the planet with a personal touch can be a boost of quality. Since we now worked with a photo it's usually pretty high ammount of colour wich can make the end result look a little "fake" sort of speak.

I hope that as many of you as possible do this tut and please link back the finished result so that I can see how it went.

Good luck and have fun!

C&C and respect appreciated :P
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ObsidianMist Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I am aware that this is an old deviation but I would like to point out that the link you offer for the image you use in your tutorial no longer works, it leads to the website's front page. In case anyone might want for the image but doesn't understand why it doesn't load.
Nefarious069 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Thanks for sharing this :iconyesyesyesplz:
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional Photographer
matb70774 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
That is just cool.....
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks mate, glad you like it!
cbs-designs Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
very nice tut. i made a planet with that image but changed a few things up so it wasnt just a copy of yours and so i actually had to think a bit :) you learn more like that...

anyway the only question is.. Where do you get base images like that from to make other planets, or do you make those yourself?
Micheal-C Featured By Owner May 29, 2010
Great tutorial. I have put it to good use.
I found a flaw however. Since we are trying to hide the flaw caused by the embossing effect, The outer glow shows through when I put something behind the planet. Now I am looking for some how to fix that.
- I know there are lots of tutorials out there but this is probably one of the better detailed ones.
ladyrapid Featured By Owner May 30, 2010  Professional Photographer
It's long from perfect, I'm aware of that. I'm glad you think it's good tho, chers.
Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Great tutorial, used it here; [link]
ladyrapid Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
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