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SD - Close your Eyes... by tigaer SD - Close your Eyes... by tigaer proudly presents: stellar dreams - close your eyes, pick a star (let's travel there...)



My last space art try lies a bit back and i felt i needed to try it again. I thought about a new pic quite some time... months to be accurate. I thought about what i could create. How the setup should be. What elements i should implement. Gods adagio [link] , my last space work, got some nice feedback and i tried to take out all suggestions what to make better. I found that the overall coloring was quite chaotic in gods adagio... though it's an important element of the pic because if offers so many color combinations that the eye seems to be busy for ever to get the whole spectrum and complexity lol. But it's too much really. i tried to change that with my new pic. i tried a more peaceful nebula. Still with strong colors that can catch the eye... but very balanced and not too chaotic. I also refined my skills in planet creation a bit more. All in all a training piece in space art for me. With a very pleasing result to me...


Technically is not much to say. Everything was created with photoshop. For the nebula elements i used photography and manipulated it to get the desired look. Space works are always the hardest to work with for me. The psd files always get overnatural heavy and it's very hard to get a fluid workflow.


createded with // photoshop cs, canon 20d photography
creative process time // over a period of 4 weeks (ca. 28 hours)
total filesize // *.psd with a res. of 3000x4500 -> 457mb
total layers // about 110
inspired by // `hameed - `alyn - ~ sirgerg

The wallpaper pack contains 5 different wps in 1600x1200 (each has about 1mb). Plus the deviation picture. The reason for the large 1600x1200 res is easy... it's the most compatible resolution to easily downsize to 1280x960 / 1024x768 / 800x600. The wallpaper pack is almost 10mb large. I'm sorry for that... quality counts.

Enough of this... i wish happy viewing... :)

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WanderingSeeker Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank you so much for contributing this piece to my new group! I really appreciate the support. :dance:
#SeekersOfWonder :popcorn:
(Wanna check out the group? Follow the link to see more amazing work.)
Ampmaster Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
Damn... I need to pay more attention in photoshop class because I would love to be able to make starscapes like this. Wonderful piece
cougarsforJesus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
This IS one of the best photos that i h/ seen so far on deviantart. Great work!
the-cydonian Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2007
All I can say is wow. This is definitely a favorite.
thecoasterfreak Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2007
kavi143 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
good photo!!! i like it ^-^
itsArt Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007   Interface Designer
Ein Traum eines Nabulae

Der kleine Planet etwas über der Mitte stört mich persönlich ein wenig.

Das ist aber auch schon alles, ansontens wirklich herrlich.
Ace-Thorne Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006

Lovely picture..... it make me want to jump and :dance: out in space. :giggle:
3rdENERGY Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
great job!
BohemianMatt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
Great colors! Awesome overall! :+fav:
SouthernDesigner Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Very beautiful, this is truely a work of art, good jod.

Oh, there is a face in your work! check the brightest cloud of the nebula, it's top-right of the biggest star.
DarrenChapman Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly beautiful. A stunning example of how to create a rich a vibrant space scene. Inspirational work. :+fav:
PixelMunky Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006   Writer
I love this piece! Very nice!

My only criticism is that the ringed planet on the upper right quarter looks a bit like it's a non-ringed planet falling through a hole; the rings could be a bit larger and brighter.

Definate :+fav: for this one!
smile4free Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2006
Nuno1990 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
OMG that's amazing man. +fav
xDestitutex Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
Das nenne ich mal ein schönes Universum, wenn es in echt doch auch nur so aussehen würde... :)
Sehr schön diese Farbspiele und allgemein die Farben der Nebel im Bild. Stciht sehr herraus und das nicht im negativem Sinne, nein im Gegenteil genau das ist es was dem ganzen Bild seinen wunderschönene Charme verleit. :)
Und diese Planeten... krass... die Oberfläche vom Vorderen sieht einfach genial und detailreich aus. Und selbst der kleine etwas weiter hinten sitzende sieht von der Oberfläche her noch mehr wie nur gut aus. Genau so müssen PLanten in solchen Bildern aussehen. :)
Ich dachte zwar, dass du mich nicht mehr überraschen kannst, aber mit diesem [b]SPace[/b]art hast du es mal wieder geschafft. Es war das letzte womit ich gerechnet habe, aber bei weitem nicht das letzte, wenn es um Spaceart geht. :)

Freut mich sehr, dass du dich entschlossen hattest nochmal ein solches Bild in angriff zu nehmen. :)

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tigaer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
hin und wieder packts mich... - ich muss dir da recht geben. ich hab da nen recht eigenen style... besonders der farben wegen etc - gefällt mir auch sehr gut. die planeten sind besser geworden als ich anfänglich gedacht hätte. is immer das schwerste element, die planeten hinzubekommen wie man sie im kopf hat. freut mich das es gefällt. ;)
zelta Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005
Wow! Such a fantastic colourspectrum.
There isn't a single colour I can't spot.
It has so much depth in it.
Simply beautiful
I just have to :+fav: this !
iam-jay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
a whole piece is great but i don't like that planet and especially i hate this rings what u made in this small planet anyway nice pic :+fav:
iam-jay Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
a whole piece is great but i don't like that planet and especially i hate this rings what u made in this small planet anyway nice pic :+fav:
Klatia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
This has got to be the coolest picture I've seen! You did a fantastic job on this! :thumbsup:
Agati0 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2005   Digital Artist
That looks awesome!
pdtnc Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
Oh... Btw, DA is kickng up loads of old stuff, LOL oops!
pdtnc Featured By Owner May 14, 2005
very nice :) loks as though you've been busy :)
Jontukka Featured By Owner May 5, 2005
WAU this is very cool
plantagenist Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
Now you start off all romantic like - "close your eyes, pick a star, let's travel there"------- just the words every woman wants to hear, then what do you do? You go into a complicated shpeel about technical stuff, MORE of the romantic would be nice. Like the work though, splendid use of colour, very impressive.
tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
lol nicely said. i'm sorry... yes the title is pretty romantic - but i, personal, am not really very romantic. maybe that's the reason why i got strait to the technical stuff there... ;) göad you like my work... and the title. :)
brokenangel Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2005
Holy...that's awesome!
plantagenist Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
Kotori- Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
Awesome work! I'm amazed by the size of the file, layers and resolution etc. Thanks for sharing it with us so much colour and depth in a single piece the perspective is endless. Great wallpapers also btw ^^ :+fav:
azumitaiko Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2005
000-N-000 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
hehe, du kleiner Gott du ;)
tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
000-N-000 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2005
du erschaffst eine wunderschöne welt und ein noch schöneres universum :)
nicht nur auf deinen Werken, nein auch in dieser Welt, durch deine Werke!
aarora Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2005
Amazing work, awesome starfield, but would love to see a terrain here.
Agati0 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005   Digital Artist
that's COOL!
well done :clap:
Aeires Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
Incredible how the planet stands out so much from the nubulous matter behind it. I've been looking for a change in desktop, so I'll check these out. :)
nelsonp Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic image, really filled with colour.
Davidtrials Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
Hm. I didn't know you did this kind of artwork. Good job. I like it. :)
tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
not very often but from time to time. :)
Davidtrials Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
Ahh cool cool. :)
AfxTwin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005   Digital Artist
wooow! 4 weeks?? does it really take that long making space scenes?? i cant possibly imagine myself working on a picture more than 1 day :) heh... but anyway.. u did a wicked job there sir!!
tigaer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
not day in day out 4 weeks... but over the time... =) glad you like it. thanks!
martango Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2005
veary the nebulas the best...i bit to busey for my likeing, but thats just me, nicely done +fav
naked-mess Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
love the reds and blues, very exhilerating lighting effects too.
for some reason i dont think the small planet with the hoop around it fits looks to detailed and real compared to the rest of the painting.
good work though, very alive yet peaceful
Masak0 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Great work mate. Def Fav!
R3LL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005
Simply amazing piece of work. Simple yet complex at the same time.
philcopain Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2005  Professional Photographer
:omg: it's so wonderful !!!
This pack is just fantastic !!
Thanks a lot !!!
alyn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
The colours are delightful, really stunning image, dude. You're coming along nicely with space art :nod:
Bouncer2000 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
boah :jawdrop: spätestens jetzt wurde es mal an der zeit, dir auch mal ein comment zu hinterlassen :D ui, ui... du hast es echt drauf. Bin ein großer fan von astrologie und weltall. Sieht echt klasse aus!

btw. dein ganze gallery ist ja sehr goil :horns:. man sieht/hört/schreibt sich. :bounce:
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