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Photoshop Nebula Tutorial

Click DOWNLOAD for 12 Apophysis flame resources. Please credit me if you use them. I took the time to provide these for you, so its the least you can do.

Download more flames and resources here: [link]

Alright guys, you've been asking for it so here it is, if you have any questions, note me!

You will need Photoshop to do this, unless you want to use your own flames, then you need Apophysis... I've provided 12 of them for you guys to work with, there yours so do with them as you wish...

TROUBLE WITH APOPHYSIS: For those who have no clue about this program, as I've said before, you set the Variation setting (top of the program) to "Spherical". Then you go through the list of flames until you see one that is of your liking, then click the "Green" play arrow, this will cycle the flame through a transformation, then click the "black" stop square when you see a shape you like. Then go to file and Export flame... save it at a high resolution. Nice looking flames can be tough to come accross, so just keep restarting the program until you find ones you like. The program is free, all you have to do is google it.

Note: the majority of my nebulae are thoroughly painted over in Photoshop, to give that extra burst of depth and shape, so if you are having trouble getting flames you like, try tweaking them over in PS with some brushes or possibly textures. Try anything and everything, it takes time, patience, and most of all, trial and error.


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doclicio's avatar
Time Travel by doclicio  used here very Thanks :-)
doclicio's avatar
The last tree by doclicio  Used here Thanks :-)
VhasTheGuy's avatar
Coolio! Thanks for the lovely tutorial.
jack-md's avatar
Keeping this around until I have money for photoshop
DarkLadyGrayson's avatar
Thank you so much n___n

You have just helped a child to see himself making a KameHameHa  n__n
Merrysol66's avatar
Thanks, just what I was looking for! Will be trying this on my next manip. :happybounce: 
dreammmmer's avatar
How did you do the stars? 
tearsforangels's avatar
Thank you so much for the tutorial i used here…
FotoEclipse's avatar
Thanks ... You are a star !!!!

SiriiTime's avatar
Hi! I used your tutorial here!…

Thanks!! :la:
johannes111's avatar
Very good, this could be a great scenario :D
synax444's avatar
Thank you ;) Love the avatar, Shenron rules
johannes111's avatar
Thank you :D
This is the link
Crp11's avatar
i spent like 2 months searching for a good tutorial on nebula, thank you for uploading this
Alheli-delaGarza's avatar
:) Nice tutorial thanks.

This is what I did: [link]
Eeren's avatar
Very useful!! I used it to do this: [link]
PtolemaiosLS's avatar
really nice and easy tutorial, I will do space art from now on :p.

just a question, which parameters do you use when rendering?

I normally use 2000x2000 and 5000 quality, oversample 2 or 3 and filter 0.8, but I´m not sure if i need such quality for space art, since are various fractals and maybe the overlay effects don´t require such a big quality and definition.
Starath's avatar
:wave: Hi there! Thank you for this tutorial and the stock. I used them to make this: [link]
Wembley75's avatar
Nice tutorial. Have just discovered Apophysis and will give it a go. Thanks for your time and effort in producing this.
Shatterfish's avatar
My Flames always come out grainy and pixelated...
What specific settings do you export your Flames on?
Rainbow-colors's avatar
Try setting your "quality" higher, mines usually by default set to 200 in the renderer. If that doesn't work, you might want to zoom out, since fracas will appear grainier the more you zoom in.
My-Skies's avatar
awesome! thank you
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