A Better Planet Tutorial
Posted 13 June 2006 - 04:21 AM
The Final Background
The surface is aminly just a plasma filter with slight coloring added. I used Marvin's suggestion for a small amount of craters. I created a brush and painted white on black and the mapped to object. Here is the brush, http://overlord.ssmi.../cratertest.gih.
If it is wanted I can explain, in general terms how I made the planet.
Give me any comments or criticisms. Hpoe you enjoy.
Posted 13 June 2006 - 11:52 PM
GT Team: AW
Posted 15 June 2006 - 01:54 PM
I say hello to all you Gimpers, as this is my first post here :)
i made a planet without any clouds and stuff, but looks good. Starfield is made with greg martins tutorial and a lot of experimenting.
I´ll try an earth like next.
Hope you like my try :w:
Posted 16 June 2006 - 04:41 PM
L@@K at those cloud effects!!!!
That's awesome. :o: I'll have to try it.
If you guys are interested in more effects/methods, you may want to try this site. The tutorials are for PhotoShop, but many of them are easily converted into GIMP.
Dragon Reborn: Thanks for that. There are practically infinate ways to create planets, so if anyone else finds some good techniques, please post them!
EDIT: I like your work, D00mi. That one and your previous entries are great. :h:
Posted 17 June 2006 - 11:56 PM
Posted 19 June 2006 - 02:47 PM
1. dont make your starfield too bright, i can see where you erased things, thats not good. Your stardust needs to get softened by gaushian blur (on 5 or so, test it) then its smoother.
2. dont use the standard gflare things, they suck :)
To make better bright stars i recommend using the standard brush in gimp (called "sparks") for that, problem is, that he uses some very big sparks sometimes, its random. Just brush with care on a seperate layer and press crtl+z if he makes a very big one. Then just colorize the way you want, maybe a unsharp mask to brighten it up even more and thats it.
i have the german version of gimp, so i dont know if "unsharpen mask" is the correct term.
3. if u use a big sun, turn it to screen mode.