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Nebula Painting Tutorial by cosmicspark Nebula Painting Tutorial by cosmicspark
The goal is to help you improve your artistic abilities.  If you create anything using this tutorial as you guide, send me a note and let me see it!

A time-lapse video of the painting of Endurance is available, on my youtube channel:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0AETE…


The Completed Painting.
Endurance by cosmicspark
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ObscuroArcanum Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much for creating this tutorial. I can't wait to give it a try. :)
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MuffinMyst Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah a very nice complement to the video tutorials,  Sometimes it is hard to catch the brush settings on videos (and to be honest I appreciate a tutorial video to not spend half the time talking about brushes)

^^
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dark-rayden Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Clicking on your YouTube link it says: "This video contains content from Warner Bros. Entertainment." ... ??? WTF? :| (Blank Stare) 
Video is blocked ...
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o do you live in Germany?
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dark-rayden Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank heavens, no. :D (Big Grin)  I live in austria ... :) (Smile)
A that's the strange thing, why I'm wondering why it doesn't work ...
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dadrian Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
A very nice tutorial and also very close to the way I paint nebulas. I like your results better than mine, for my next painting I may consider tweaking my workflow a bit and incorporating some of your ideas. Thanks for sharing.
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome, I look forward to seeing your work!  I love your latest piece too btw, best name ever!
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ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, I had a question. I was trying to practice today and when I made a new layer and set it to color dodge (including the brush), no color showed :( Not sure what I'm doing wrong... Also, I dunno why but "pen  pressure" doesn't work on my Photoshop (I really think it has something to do with my tablet, it's old and generic). Is that option necessary to do nebulae?
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Use "Linear Dodge" or "screen", not "color dodge".
You can do it without pen pressure but its going to take longer to achieve the same effect.  Does the brush tool allow you to set it to accept "pen pressure" on the opacity control?  If it allows it but the pen just doesn't work right, then yes its your tablet hardware, you should get a new one, its worth it.  I have a Wacom Intuous that is 8 years old at least, and it works just great.
If it wont allow you to set the control then you may need drivers for the tablet (this is a software issue).  By tablet I mean a drawing tablet, not a like an ipad (which I doubt has pressure sensitivity).
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ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Edited Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ok. Yea they don't even make the tablet I'm using anymore and when I first got it the driver was out of date and the only driver I could find was already a few yrs old, this was 2012. I was thinking about this one: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008… I'm on a budget but do you think this is a good one?
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks quite small, maybe something a little bigger would be a better investment.  The reviews for it are great though.
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ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol can you believe it's bigger than the one I current use? I've created some pretty decent art so the size isn't a huge deal for me. I'm out of work because of my son's mental disability so I'm on a tight budget sadly :( btw, when is your next video :excited:
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uploaded the video last night! 
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ChimeraArtz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seen it!! That brush you used was amazing!
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Aesuran Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
May soon find time to try this out -- the gift of knowledge is always priceless and benefits beyond measure   ~Aes~   :)
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, I can't wait to try it!
Thanks for this!
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Elsapret Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a millionHug   I've got some questions though!   I'm using PS 10 Elements. CS 5   And I can't find all that brush preset settings.  There is no brush settings to be found in my Windows.  Here is screen shots of all my brush settings : Brush not at windows 
Brush Settings 1 ,Brush 
Do you have any suggestions?  I just got my Wacom and was so disappointed not to be able to set those settings! sad  Pressing F5 shows nothing.  I've also have PS 12 Elements but its the same as PS 10.  
Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! 
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I looked into it, I'm not sure, everyone seems to just talk about that window as if it had pen pressure options.

Try clicking "learn more about additional brush options"  Hopefully that will solve the problem.  I'm pretty sure its in there somewhere.  Good luck!
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Elsapret Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the quick reply. I will search and Google a bit and read the manual! :giggle:   Have a super festive weekend!
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Aikonni Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
THANK YOU
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tsahel Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for sharing your knowledge and your tips ! Merry Christmas ! Holidays Christmas Tree Snowflake 
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tunngart Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Thanks for the useful knowledge!
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imager2112 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really impressed with all the work you've put into your tutorials, not to mention the beautiful worlds you've created. Fascinating and inspiring! :)
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22chrono22 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish to make love to you for creating this tutorial, sir or madam.

Nah, but seriously, this is awesome!
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, wow you realllly liked the tutorial.  
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Moo-sicle Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Wow thats a lot to take in, I think I'll save space for a while...
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't wait too long ;) lets see what you can create!
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Moo-sicle Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ya ya, well it won't be as god as yours I already know that.
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FolkloreMcGrinme Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! ill put this to good use in the future sometime
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to see what you create, maybe I will feature it in my Journal :)
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FolkloreMcGrinme Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol ill give it a go
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para99 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is great ! thank you
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Welcome!
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Jiiri Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, great tutorial!
I'm definitely going to use this, thank you! :D
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you do, let me see what you cook up :)
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Icedancer79 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
thank you so much :))))
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :)
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TehAngelsCry Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Great tutorial! Thank you for taking the time to write it :D
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cosmicspark Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are most welcome :)
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