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Tutorial: Craters

Edit: Upon a few requests changed from .rar to .zip.

A Tutorial on how to create Craters for Spaceart in Photoshop and how to apply them to a planet.

I tried to make it as comprehensible as possible. It isn't easy writing tutorials and i know that they can be a pain in the royal butt if you get to a point you don't understand. So if you have questions just contact me and i'll be glad to help. I also recommend that you try an touch up your own craters a little more once you have applied them to your planet (which is where this tutorial ends). I recommend adding some custom shadows inside the craters and painting over places you don't think turned out that well. I would have liked to write something on that aswell, but then this tutorial would have ended up with far too many steps and pages.


File: PDF (Packed in *.rar File)
Size: 1.15 MB
Pages: 8 (includes many pictures)

7 Step Tutorial + Annotations

You will need WinRar and the Adobe Reader to view this tutorial


I'm also planning on making this a video tutorial for even better comprehension, but the screen recorders i've found so far don't have a satisfactory quality or filesize, so if you know a good program for that please share :). I'm calculating about 12-15 minutes for the whole video...


Feel free to show me any results :)

I hope this is of use.
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clivic's avatar
Great! Very useful! Thanks for making this tutorial! :)
CrystalE86's avatar
Im used for one contest your idea of crater hehe thanks for shared
CrystalE86's avatar
Im used tutorial again thanks for shared :)
CrystalE86's avatar
Im used someone explain your tutorial here ty sorry someone parts not understand because my english is poor excuse me.
H0opss's avatar
Great tuto, Thanks...
Thank you so very much for your tutorials!!!
wollibear's avatar
Klasse Tutorial! Herzlichen Dank dafür.
Psyxis's avatar
Thanks for this tutorial. I used here :
FirstLine1's avatar
Thanks for tutorial !!! Used it here [link]
stratomunchkin's avatar
Used here [link]. About fifty or so craters simulating a planet after orbital attack.
how do i get this
stratomunchkin's avatar
Thanks for this great tutorial. Used it here: [link]!
Linstock's avatar
Wow thanks so much for this...I can't wait to read it.
Felewin's avatar
Detailed and great!
CanePro's avatar
Could you please provide a printable version of your tutorial? :typerhappy:

One that doesnt overload my printer cartridge :frustrated:

One with a plain white background, perhaps :please:

I collect nice tutorials "physically" in a folder ( oldschool, i know ) and your crater tut is going right into my space art section :clap:
Philip25's avatar
hey, thanks for this awesome tutorial! It was easy to understand and every step has been well explained! :D I've used it here [link]
Baro's avatar
thanks. glad you enjoyed it.
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Starath's avatar
Aha! I've found you again! Thank you for this useful tutorial, it's in my favs now so I can't lose it again. :meow:
megaossa's avatar
Used tutorial here[link]

StarkitecktDesigns's avatar
Thanks! Could you provide the PSD's for your tutorials in the future? That would be much appreciated.
onyxrayne's avatar
Any way I could convert this for GIMP?
NeadKolor's avatar
It's a good tutorial !
I make screen records by using Screenpresso in free version. Have you try?
Da-Whoopster's avatar
I loved the tutorial. Not many people put this much time into making something that is this detailed and make it look this good. Kick ass mate!

- Joe
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