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  1. Thanks Helen! I like to add moving effects in my work, makes it more realistic.
  2. Here's my attempt and the only creation of mine that has a name so far xD "White Dwarf" Thanks for the awesome tutorial, Dry!
  3. Thanks so much! I'll keep that lighting in mind, that seems to be one of my more weak spots at the moment. Oh well, practice will fix that ^_^
  4. Added another one, more to come soon! (mods I know there's a picture size limit for tutorials, is there one for galleries? [haven't had time to read the guidelines yet x_X] If there is then I'll change the sizes pronto, I just wanted to double check) ~CP
  5. Thanks Ego! And yes, Cc, that's exactly what I'm talking about! Whenever I try to use it things....don'r work o.e
  6. Hiya guys! Really sorry if I'm posting some obvious questions (or if I'm posting them in the wrong spot, if so then mods please let me know so I can know for the future) but I need help using the water reflect plugin and making Mountains and/or Mountain range profiles. Regarding the Water Reflect, I just can't seem to figure out how to work it at all. I tried messing around with the settings and stuff but it just doesn't make any sense. Regarding the Mountains/Mountain Profiles, what I have in mind (which may help you teach me if you have an idea of what I want to do with it) is a mountain range with a pond/lake beneath it that's reflecting a beautiful starry sky with an aurora. If anyone knows how to make mountains or work the water reflect please let me know, many thanks in advance! ~CP
  7. Ah true, I save them as both automatically so I just thought it was a standard "obvious" step, I forgot that tutorials help those still learning as well, my bad :L Also didn't know about the picture size, that is completely my fault (guess I should have read the rules/guidelines beforehand, whoops). I'll keep that in mind (and correct the sizes of these), thanks!
  8. Thanks Goon! Yeah, that solar wind explanation makes sense, can't believe I didn't think about that xD Oh well, the more you know
  9. Thanks Dry! That's some very useful information that I can use, I appreciate it! Thanks!
  10. Salutations! I just made an account today and will begin posting my work here, 'cause why not? All of my pieces are spacescapes, or images of space. I love making space pictures, it's so much fun. I just started making these yesterday, believe it or not, and after a plethora of researching and learning I have a pretty solid foundation of how to create them. I only have one complete, two if you count one I made for my music (more info on that later), but there's a lot more in the making. Without further adieu, I am please to present the first official release of CosmicPainter's creations! (Name Unknown q.q) http://i.imgur.com/S5vzx5I.png More will come later. Enjoy! ------------------------------------------------ Ok here's another one! This one I made for my Music Logo (Final Impact Music) and this is really what got me interested in making space art. http://i.imgur.com/E2QK8r6.png (If you want to hear some of my music work as well then feel free to take a look at my soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/finalimpactmusic -------------------------------------------------- Here's the third one. This one I incorporated a choppy waves tutorial I found! http://i.imgur.com/VQE0n3G.png --------------------------------------------------- Here's my fourth picture! Finally figured out the water reflect plugin, one of my favorite effects to use now ^_^ http://i.imgur.com/phKvpNJ.png --------------------------------------------------- "White Dwarf" 5th picture and it wouldn't be here without Dryda's awesome solar atmosphere tutorial! http://i.imgur.com/bVjci61.png
  11. This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Greetings fellow Paint.net users, I'm a new member, just made an account today, but I've been working with paint.net for about a year and have just now begun to get the hang of it (my pc crashed months ago so I went about 7 months without it, finally decided to redownload it 'cause why not, right?). Anyways, I have gotten into the amazingness that is Spacescapes, or creating images of space, using Paint.net Most of what I know now I learned from forums just yesterday (just started making these yesterday, have a lot to learn still but I'm getting there) but some I figured out from playing around. As I was making my most recent creation which you will see below I thought, "Hmmm, a comet would look good in this." Unfortunately I didn't know how to make one so I went on here and found a tutorial using smudging. The result wasn't what I was looking for. So then I decided to play around with it and finally figured out how to make a decent looking one. I don't think there's a tutorial on how to make one this way, if there is then sorry for possibly repeating, if not then I hope you like it! Step One: Open a new file, default settings are fine for the size. Step Two: Make a star background. (If you don't know how to make one then let me know and I'll make another tutorial on how to make it. It's pretty simple, though, and you can find it easily). Step Three: Paste a planet in a new layer and, depending on how close or far away the comet is, size the planet down. (If you don't know how to make a planet just let me know and I'll be happy to make another tutorial on that as well. This is a bit more complicated but still pretty easy to find, however). (This is a blue planet that I used for the final picture, which you'll see below. It has a gradient effect which is why half of it is transparent, it just helps make it more realistic looking and aids the lighting when placed in a black background, also helps the comet which you'll see in a second). Step Four: Add a new layer and set your primary color to white. If you're going for authenticity then this color needs to be white, this is going to be the wispy white aura a comet has. Select the pencil tool and just go to town. Scribble nonsense around the planet (comet), but don't make it a giant blob. You need to resemble a tail like image around the comet or this won't work. (Look at the picture to see what I mean). Step Five: Go to Effects>Blurs>Gaussian Blur. Play around with the settings on this a bit until you get what you like. If it's too low then you'll still see the scribbles mixed in with the blur but if it's too high then the blur will vanish and the effect will be lost. The amount needed changes for every comet, it depends on how big and long you make the tail out to be. This particular one called for a setting of 32. You should now have something that looks like this (and you should also have three layers). Step Six: Add another layer and select a different color. This one can be any color you want, red, green, blue, brown, but I like a nice blue color for comets so I'll stick with blue. This is entirely up to you, however, it's your comet after all After you set that color to your primary repeat the steps you did for the white tail, but scribble this color significantly smaller than the white. You should have something along these lines after you finished scribbling. Step Seven: Again, go to Effects>Blurs>Gaussian Blur. Play around with the settings again until you get what you're looking for. Same as before, too little and the scribbles will bleed through, too much and it'll overwhelm the tail and look horrible. You should have something that looks like this. And there's your comet! Don't forget to flatten your image. This one isn't my best one, I just ran through it to give you all examples on what it would look like approximately. Once you get the hang of it you can make some really cool looking effects. Here's my first space picture that I made last night (I'm still working on my second xD ) (Oh that's what I did, I made the blue overshadow the white...I got that mixed up. MY BAD!) But, as I said, it's your comet. You can do what you want, this is just a guide to get you on the right track. Good luck if you decide to do this! More space tutorials will come soon, hope you like it! ~CosmicPainter
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