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Land Planet Tutorial

By ucd
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Here is a tutorial I have been working on for quite a while now. I tried to sum it up in 20 steps, but as you can see its quite long and quite big. The image is about 2 megs so it may take some time to load up.

I used Photoshop 7 for this tutorial, so im not sure how accurate it is with other versions. Also this tutorial is sort of advanced so for those of you just starting, you may have a hard time understanding some things. Whatever you dont understand, simply look up in the help file to see if its there. If you still need help understanding some things, let me know and Ill see what I can do.

I covered a large section of clouds in the tutorial since that was what most people questioned me about. I hope I did a good job of explaining it. Enjoy.
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Planetrix's avatar
Thanks for this -- I have *got* to try your clouds method out!
GoldenLordFreeza's avatar
Awesome tutorial!! I hope to learn and credit you for this,thanks!!
alonsovg's avatar
This is amazing! Thanks for sharing!
VigilantWasHere's avatar
SUPER USEFUL! Thanks for this image; I'm going to have a go at making one! :D
Prakorimas's avatar
Nice and useful tutorial.
hermio's avatar
thanks very much! I'm gonna do it now!!
captaincabin's avatar
Thanks for sharing your technique. I really needed some pointers on making better clouds. Thanks!
BTW, love your work also.
GVAR-Photography's avatar
u should use cloud maps instead of brushing them in they look more realistic because they're real images also
duplicate the cloud layer and pres ctrl shift i set it to multiply, put it underneath the white clouds and slightly move them in the opposite direction to where the light is coming from
you might want to blur that layer a bit and it gives the effect that the clouds are casting shadows.
GDPrince's avatar
Thanks for the awesome tutorial [link]
Miyofox's avatar
Could you make a tutorial for GIMP?
MacShan's avatar
Fab tut man !! Can't wait to try it
Grea tutorial m8 , i'll post my outcome later...
Arctic-Summer's avatar
kinda difficult...
Pandamation's avatar
Awesome sauce! ^_^
PLDmedia's avatar
I cant stop making planets now!!! GAAH!
TehAngelsCry's avatar
Wow, fantastic tutorial!
HollowIchigoBanki's avatar
Very nice tut i am going to have to give it a go!
Alex2007December's avatar
Nice tut but, I find it a little hard to follow, especially for beginners. You should think about adding some screenshots of Photoshop`s dialog screens.

ANyway, nice work!
mindlesspuppettoy's avatar
Very nice!! the earth and cloud pieces that you used, are those stock?
amazing tutorial mate!! :D
Robotrob44's avatar
hey could i add this to my group gallery?:please:
ecogenesis's avatar
Awesome tutorial, I've only ever use photoshop like 20 times before and your tutorial made complete sense.

Here's a [link] to what I managed to do with your help.
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