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All The Right Dreams V by Phritz All The Right Dreams V by Phritz
Version 1
So, this is the result of a long boring Sunday afternoon.

My intention was to create a rainbow nebula, and as usual things got out of hand, with me being bored enough to be anal about the smallest details... but I guess, for a good piece of art you have to... even the title - I'm particularly proud of the title for some reason; that's probably because most of mine suck haha

Top Planet = [link]

Wanted to put planet rings, but didn't look good in the end, the main focus/practice for me was the nebula making.

It's an 85mb, 3000x1280 psd file, couldn't be bothered to count the layers haha

Enjoy =D

Photoshop

:iconattrius: :iconspace-club: :icongalaxyclub:

EDIT - Version 2

A hell of an addition to the bottom:

After two weeks of toil I present to you:

Vehemens Angelus (Furious Angel in Latin)

This piece took more than 50 hours to complete, the gas giant alone took 11 hours to make and its a 5000x5000 306MB file on its own.

Each of the individual moons took an hour to make - they're around 20MB 2000x2000 psd files each.

My biggest issue was with the planet ring, getting the lighting right on the rocks was a complete and utter bitch, but so far I'm satisfied with it. And that took up a large chunk of time in itself.

EDIT - Version 3

Well here it is, after some very useful criticism I've decided to make my (hopefully last) revision of this piece - it's one of my favorites and I want it to be as good as can be - this update doesn't contain any major compositional changes - but I completely redid the planet ring and lighting on the gas giant - that's around 6000 rocks that you can see :)

Version 4

I've completely revamped the planet ring as that's whats had the most criticism, I increased the amount of rocks from around 6000 to 53,326. Hopefully this ring looks more realistic I do plan to make more changes, but for now, here's Version 4 of AllTheRightDreams

Version 5
Did some compositional and colour changes at the bottom - also removed some of the moons - felt like there was too much clutter towards the bottom. Also changed some of the lighting on the top planet, so nothing major, realy just cleaning up... :)

Random Info:

Time spent: ~70hrs
960MB
Fullsize: 1600x6000
Photoshop CS2 and CS3 (this piece has migrated between computers)
Vue 6 Infinite - 53,326 rocks
Apophysis - Nebulae
Topaz Vivacity - For clean, noiseless apophysis nebulae ^.^
In total, between all the psd's involved in making this theres at least 350 layers O.o, good thing they're seperate files, because it would be hell to open and save a psd that's almost a gig.
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:iconllama-medusa:
llama-medusa Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Wow, so shiny! :wow:
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:iconsiruswolfstudios:
SirusWolfStudios Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I wish I could make art of nebulas. especially rainbow ones.
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:iconsiruswolfstudios:
SirusWolfStudios Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
crap I meant nebulae *facepalm*
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:iconbreakfree-flyaway:
breakfree-flyaway Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely....STUNNING!!

You have done a fantastic job. The colors are so vibrant and very appealing. The movement is pleasant, and the lighting.....I have no words.

Brilliant work!
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:iconfeudeglace:
FeuDeGlace Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
This is amazing!
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:iconsandyravage:
sandyravage Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
this is one of the best digital artworks i have ever seen amazing
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:iconthe-fox-of-wonders:
The-fox-of-wonders Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still unbelievable O_O
Amazing, I'm stunned!
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:iconlatigidon:
latigidon Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
I really like this! Would it be okay to use in a one-off poster (not for profit)? I can acknowledge you if you wish.

Cheers
Andy
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:iconlatigidon:
latigidon Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
Lovely picture. Do you mind if I use it in a one-off poster (not for profit)? I can acknowledge you if you wish.

Cheers
Andy
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starg4te Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
Dang! This is cool. The colors of the planets are great. Detail in the background is absolutly stunning.

--
"You blow up one Sun, and suddenly everyone expects you to walk on water"-Samantha Carter
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:iconcrwnprince:
CrwnPrince Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
That is absolutly beautiful!
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:iconholdthebreath:
HoldTheBreath Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
beautiful <3
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:iconjpui:
jpui Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the art.. Facinating.
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:iconkillsmoochy:
killsmoochy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
beautiful colors
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Sangiev Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
Hey buddy,
Your wonderful art, has been featured in this news article right here, [link] . So would be cool to see you there :) And maybe :+fav: the article to show your support ! :)

Kind Regards,

Sangiev,
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Ankh-Ascendant Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... I can't get over how fantastic the ring on the planet looks. It's so detailed. What caught my eye was the rainbow nebula, which is also wow, but it all looks so fantastic. ^_^
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconwandering-seeker:
Wandering-Seeker Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Found this because of a journal meme... the "answer the questions with a band's song title" one, but someone added the rule to search the title here, and feature 3 of the devs that came up. And this is one of the deviations I used.

Basically, I did a random search, I love this, and so it's being featured in my journal. I know that this doesn't have anything to do with the particular song I searched, but it's really good, and does kinda fit!
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks =D

so random too lol
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:iconwandering-seeker:
Wandering-Seeker Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
But lots of fun....
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:iconfoleypl:
FoleyPL Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
You get X + Y - 1 pies!

X = Rock number on the rings
Y = Nebulae clusters/clouds

-1 cos of the rocks in the ring too big and linear :<

Otherwise ITS FRIGGIN BEAUTIFUL ASDHASGDYW....
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:iconiontom:
iontom Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GAH! That's insanely beautiful! Hey, you should check out my journal post, I based it on your CSSs. Oh, and since you're such an enthusiast of space, I get to meet a shuttle astronaut in a personal setting on Wednesday. If you could ask an astronaut with a PhD in astronomy one question, what would it be?
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DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
brilliant work on the ring! holy shit it looks godly
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D I knew you'd like it :XD:

BUT STILL NO :+fav: FROM YOU. Shame on you.
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DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
well since this is such an amazing piece, im not going to let you get off so easy. ;)

you have some layer lines on the blue nebula, the furthest one down. a quick soft erase will take care of em, 30 seconds. if you cant see em, bump up your monitors brightness a lot, cause i see em like a sore thumb.

and now that you have the rings down (so fucking ill now!), i would work on your stars. they need to be sharper and smaller. then for bigger ones use multicolored lens flares set to a low brightness. and there needs to be fewer stars as well, use a black and white cloud filter set to multiply on the smaller ones to even it out more.

planet shadows. akajork was right on a lot of stuff. try this technique.
one your planet texture layer, use the filter-render-lighting effects filter. it will take some experimenting but it works wonders for well light planets. my advice is to make it subtle, nothing to extreme, low exposure, high ambiance, medium intensity and wide focus. take baby steps, do it once, then apply the exact same filter over and over until it looks right. for planets with a small crescent of light, blur the shadow more and lower the opacity to 80-90%. a lot of that isnt realistic but it looks a hell of a lot better in art. and with all the colors, i think realism has already been thrown out the window. ;)

i know you probably hate me right now, but its worth it. i promise. :D you do these things, you will get your fav. maybe a little extra as well :D
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually love you more than the passersby who just say Amazing! or Wow! because even though I appreciate it - unless I think it's perfect it's not very helpful. I'll experiment with that technique - although I'm starting to get lazy and startin to do my scenes more and more in Vue 6 so if I want my lighting realistic I'll let it take care of that ;)

As for starfields - urgh, I think I might have to completely redo it sometime - I starfields lol
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:icondemosthenesvoice:
DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
haha! good man.
and yea, i recommend redoing it. i think it would really really add to the piece
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:iconkeremgo:
KeremGo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
you mentioned everything I had in mind when I perused that work. Very useful ciritcs :thumbsup:
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:icondemosthenesvoice:
DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
:D thanks!
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:iconkeremgo:
KeremGo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
pleasure...
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:iconacidfluxxbass:
AcidFluxxBass Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
glorious pic
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good job on the background! I like the fresh colors and you integrated the fractals really well.
I see you have already put an impressive amount of hours into this work so I won't bother you with my criticism. :D
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, but you must criticize! :XD:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
okay alright then. :D
What I don't like about it is the sun. You used some kind of custom brush or whatever, the sharp lines give it an abstract and unrealistic look.
Second thing, the ring at the bottom. The asteroids are good but imo they are way too big, the ring overall looks too "massive" imo. The gas giant itself looks amazing though. It makes me wanne try a gas giant for my next space work as well :love:
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^.^ took me ages to figure out how to get a good looking, turbulent gas giant - for my debut gas giant I wanted to go BIG (which I did - at 5000x5000 :XD:) and so I'm glad that the hard work has paid off :)

You wait till you see V2 of the planet ring - I'm making it in Vue as we spek... and let's just say it's giving even my new C2Q Q9300 some trouble -.- (my goal was to make more, but smaller rocks - like a real planet ring)

oh wells, once it's complete it'll be the most mindblowing planet ring ever! And the first of it's kind and that's something I can understand - my old processor was having trouble even with 6000 rocks so I can see why no-one's tried it before hehe
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sounds cool :) otherwise you can also regulate the size manually in ps and just copy past some of them.
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Nazo-The-Unsolvable Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Simply gorgeous.

I was forced to say this: Even my girlfriend says so. (-_-)
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, thanks for the two compliments ^.^

=D
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:iconnazo-the-unsolvable:
Nazo-The-Unsolvable Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. ^_^
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:icondemosthenesvoice:
DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
i love the new ring technique, but try and use more variation in size and spread them out a bit.
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and there'll probably be even more - I want to make them smaller, and make it look like a completely realistic planet ring, that'll be one of my ongoing projects ^.^

lol, that'll be 20,000 rocks :XD:
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DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
be careful with adding more, like right now it looks to cramped and so make sure it looks slightly spread out. but yea, im stoked to see what you come up with. the technique is really coming along awesomely
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see what you mean - but what I mean is that the "more" rocks will be smaller etc. and I'm trying to get is a true planet ring, with real rocks, no one that's just Clouds + twirl or a radial noise gradient map ;)
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:icondemosthenesvoice:
DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
i see. much much smaller rocks but a lot more of them. makes a little more sense now :D sorry :p
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^.^ by the way - you haven't claimed the terrain that you won yet ;)
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:icondemosthenesvoice:
DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
yea i know man, its just beena hectic couple weeks. i promise ill get around to it as soon as i can
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just lemme know :P
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:iconphritz:
Phritz Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe, that's what I was thinking - V4 will have it - it's just hard to individualize 6000 rocks :XD:
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Hebejebelus Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2008
That's pretty excellent.

I always wanted to make something using both Apophysis and Vue, or Apophysis and Photoshop, or something like that. Y'know? I never got around to it, and I always get caught up making a good fractal.

Anyway, this is really, really good. In my opinion, it could be a DD.
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