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ad infinitum by priteeboy ad infinitum by priteeboy
Ad Infinitum = without limit, forever, or any similar meaning to this fancy phrase that's appropriate for my third annual new-year's deviation, a sparkly and celebratory space scene of course to end one rich, eventful year and promise the same for the next, just as I have done at the turn of the new year with previous pieces such as Lightyear and Shoot for the Stars – and just look at how far I have come since those :bow:

I've been itching to make another space scene for a while, since the last actual outer-space artwork I made was over 2 months ago. This one is 99.9% pure Photoshop work, wondering what the 0.01% is? It's those tiny little peaks on the closest planet at the bottom that seem to be catching the last afternoon light, those were done in Vue 6. The planets were made in the conventional way - using satellite images to form the basis of their surfaces. The nebula that fills the entire scene is completely brushed from scratch, with some manipulation of some cloud photo's I took to form those dark, feathery dust clouds obscuring some areas of it :)

Happy new year everbody!. Please only view my art and not use in in any manner, thankyou!
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TeriD40 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago
I recently bought this for my son for Christmas and just got a chance to take it out of the box and look at it. Is it common to put your web site on the bottom?
priteeboy Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. I noticed a lot of other artists did that so I thought it was the norm. deviantART's printing team also has some standards when it comes to the size and placement of text or watermarks and they'll refuse to make an artwork available as a print if they feel the presence of it has too much impact on the artwork :nod:

I'm used to seeing artwork framed myself. Typically frames somewhat distract away from stuff like that :deviation:
alpharaptor6 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these planets are WAY to close.
priteeboy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unless they're a lot further apart and the camera is just zooming in on them really closeley ;)

That's how they get those "massive sun" sunset shots too :D
GlowingSpaceMonkeys Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you draw the textures on the planets yourself or do you use premade ones? Also, how do you make the nebulae in the background look so realistic? Do you use custom made brushes?

Sorry for all the questions. I just really want to learn how to make space art as good as yours. ^^;
priteeboy Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The planet textures are created using real textures with a lot of overlaying and manipulation (to avoid familiar features showing up or repeating) But the background is digitally painted with only small use of custom brushes. These types of nebulae generally are hard to create using textures or special brushes alone, but more generic-looking and distant nebula shots can be achieved that way.
Trinitas127 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
99.9% Photoshop? This just proves just how magic photoshop is. :nod:
Black-Jack-Attack Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Photographer
Whoa!!! *faints* 
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
It looks so real it looks fake o.O!
oviedomedina Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This is magnificent.
Thank you!
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