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Spacey Nails Tutorial

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7 light years and one eternity later, I present you...

the tutorial. :bow:

Here's the deal: this is the first nail art tutorial I've ever done; I only figured my photo set-up out when I was done taking the pictures and was very unhappy with them and myself until I started editing (what is sequence of tenses, I don't know, it's late). Then I quite liked them. Aaaaaaanywho, if there's anything unclear, or there's a stupid typo (typed in 'shop, didn't proofread), do ask/tell. Please. Sorry. Okay.

NOTE: this technique can be used not only on nails, but basically anywhere: shoes, clothes, starships... Only keep in mind that the waterdrop halo trick won't work on porous surfaces.

WARNING: please, make sure your acrylic paint is non-toxic! 

Spacey-Wacey Nailey-Shmailey by alexskyline Miss Universe by alexskyline Miss Universe Sides by alexskyline 

Please, don't re-upload this stuff anywhere. And show me your manis if you decide to try it.
Peace :peace: 


That was for Stef.
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700x5115px 2.41 MB
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Software
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows
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dracostarhome's avatar
BEAUTIFUL nails!!!  and for a space-case like myself... I"M IN LOVE!  Sadly, this would be more work then my job would allow.  It sould scratch off the first five minutes of working.

But no one said I couldn't paint up some FAKE press on nails and reuse reuse reuse!!!!   

THANK you so much for such a beautiful, clear and AWESOME tutorial!!!!!!
alexskyline's avatar
Thank you very much — and sorry it took me ages to reply — I'm really happy you liked the tutorial! :huggle:

Painting fake nails is a great idea! Not only will the design last longer, it also takes seconds to put them on. Insta-mani for whatever occasion! So if ever you make those, please make sure to snap a picture and share it with me! :D
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ImthenDStudent General Artist
amazing xD
frizuravarju's avatar
frizuravarjuHobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the great tutorial! I finally did it, didn't turn out as great as yours, but I think it's not too bad for a first try.:) The acrylic paint was a good idea, it's so much easier to use than nail polish! Check out mine if you're interested: tinypic.com/r/2n7k3fp/5
alexskyline's avatar
I think you've done an amazing job, those are very pretty! And thank you for trying, it makes me so happy to know I could help someone with this tutorial. :huggle:
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xXLukiraXxHobbyist General Artist
It's really hard to find a good nailart tutorial on DeviantArt, but yours is so great! :heart: I've tried the galaxy design twice with nailpolish and it didn't look nearly as good as yours, maybe I should give your tutorial a try :D
I also visited your blog, but it's quite empty :( I've started mine last year, too :)
alexskyline's avatar
Thank you very much, I'm so happy you liked it! :huggle:
I've tried this mani with polish, too (here it is!) - and acrylics win by miles for me. They're just much more opaque, blendable, and easier to work with and clean off. 

Yeah, I've totally neglected my poor little blog...hopefully, I kick myself into proper posting once I'm back home in February, as I have tons of various material and this situation is pretty shameful. :facepalm: What's your blog's address? I wanna take a look! :D

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xXLukiraXxHobbyist General Artist
I bought a set of cheap acrylicpaint to try onestroke and for details, but I haven't used it yet :D
Thank you :meow: Few people actually ask if I tell them I have a blog xD It's in german, but I upload every design on dA in english + instructions :D And on my blog are just few more pictures.
nailartlaunch.blogspot.de/ I also want to do more videogame related nailart.. Maybe it's not too late for my new years resolutions x'D
alexskyline's avatar
I'd like to try the one-stroke technique, too - I've seen a badass tutorial for 3D droplets somewhere. 
You have a nice blog! And, it's never too late, I believe. :D
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
Great tutorial! Very well explained and easy to follow. Needless to say that the result is mind blowing :XD: :clap:
(I would have commented 30 minutes earlier, butI looked at my own hands and decided they needed to improve :P)
alexskyline's avatar
Aw, thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it! :huggle: :heart:
Start improvement with moisturising! :la:
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
The sponges are a great idea, tho I also read about using the brush like applicators, luckily those are all cheap :D
I have an addiction to buying nail polishes that I use like once :lol: And all kinds of lotions :P so I can start with that easily :giggle:
alexskyline's avatar
Oh, I'm just the same with polishes. :nod: But there are so many pretty colours, I can't stop wanting and getting new ones! At times there's a particular polish I like so much I start thinking "I totally need to get a backup bottle" but then realise that it'll probably last me a lifetime anyway! xD
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
I have so many shades of pink, it's ridiculous :lol: I just don't have enough time to do my nails very often, so its like once a month :D 
alexskyline's avatar
I have lots of blues and greens, and while the former are of my most favourite colour, the latter sort of...keep on happening to me. x'D 
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pica-aeProfessional Interface Designer
:lol: 
BlackKissBjd's avatar
BlackKissBjdHobbyist
*O* MY NAILS NOW SHALL BE FOREVER THE UNIVERSE!!La la la la 
THIS IS A REALLY TUTORIAL 
alexskyline's avatar
ISN'T THAT FANTASTIC?! :icondoctordanceplz:
AND THANK YOU! :hug:
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BlackKissBjdHobbyist
TOTALLY FANTASTIC
:happybounce: 
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ChamberOfNyxxHobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial :)
manda005's avatar
I love painting my nails and this looked definitely doable and cool.
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