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Planets with rings (i.e. how to create a Saturn)


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In this tutorial, you will be making this:

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Plugins needed:

Ed Harvey Effects Package

Anti-alias Plugin

Steps:

1. open a blank image, 400 x 400

2. color the background black, and open a new layer

3. now we will create the planet texture...

Option1 -- create a planet texture similar to mine

a. in the new layer, apply clouds of your own specification (I recommend middle-high roughness and scale)

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b. motion blur that layer about 50 ~ 60 px depending on how you want the surface of the planet.

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Option2 -- import your own texture

a. import the image, make sure big enough.

b. convert to greyscale, since we are having some other modifications

4. you should have your textures ready. Now, use lens plugin or sphere plugin (I recommend 40 as the value)

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5. carefully using the eclipse selection tool to select the sphere part (press shift to make sure it's a perfect circle)

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6. invert selection and press delete

7. Anti-alias: amount 7, strength 900

8. voila, you have the main planet done! Continue follow the instructions if you want to make a ring around it.

9. select image->canvas size, put 800x800 as the size and choose "middle" for the anchor. Go to the background layer and fill black in the transparent areas (if any exist).

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10. open a new layer. Use paint brush with white color to paint some gibberish at around center-top of the image. Anything is good. The height of it will determine the width of the ring.

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11. radio-blur 360px

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12. duplicate layer and merge the layer <- do it for about 3 or 4 times. This should make the ring more opaque.

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13. radio-blur 30px

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14. layer -> rotate and zoom. Twist angle: about 100, twist radius: about 70. Add some zoom and move the pan around if it will look better.

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15. use eraser tool to delete the parts that should be behind the planet

16. use curves to add some colors to both the ring and the planet and you are done!

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And of course, don't forget to add stars in the background!

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EDIT: images added!

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Try out my plugins: | Antialias | Diagonal Lines |

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2. color the background black, and open a new layer

7. carefully, again, using the eclipse selection tool, but this time select a circle little bit (like 1 or 2 pixels) smaller, and sits right inside the sphere.

15. layer -> rotate and zoom. Twist angle: about 100, twist radius: about 70. Add some zoom and move the pan around if it will look better.

1. There's no reason to do step 2(except open a new layer). That'll be done later.

2. Whats the point of doing step 7?

3. You doesn't tell how to make it a ring. If you just follow the tut, it'll be a square(before step 15, use the magic wand at 0% to select the empty space around the planet, press CTRL+I, go to the ring layer and press delete. To get a round edge, do something like step 5+6).

Great tut 9,5/10!

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@Bjerre: Please fix your post.

Is that @ like, "I agree with" or "I'm talking to YOU!"?

EDIT: this page looks weird from below my post, i guess i did something wrong. How do I fix it?

EDIT: I did it! a quote end a wrong place messed the entire/half page up(making evil plans) :twisted:

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Oops...

I made the entire thing out of my head though. I didn't look at any planet tuts.

Btw, I just added some images. The tut should be more understandable now.

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Some links: | Personal Website | Alien Attack |

Try out my plugins: | Antialias | Diagonal Lines |

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Nothing, anymore. He had a bad quote tag that broke the layout.

 

The Doctor: There was a goblin, or a trickster, or a warrior... A nameless, terrible thing, soaked in the blood of a billion galaxies. The most feared being in all the cosmos. And nothing could stop it, or hold it, or reason with it. One day it would just drop out of the sky and tear down your world.
Amy: But how did it end up in there?
The Doctor: You know fairy tales. A good wizard tricked it.
River Song: I hate good wizards in fairy tales; they always turn out to be him.

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Nothing, anymore. He had a bad quote tag that broke the layout.

Oh. how do you get a bad quote tag?

you wouldn't do anything to intentionally mess up the layout....would YOU?

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