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EDIT: Updated version with major change in the depth and shadow of the planet. Thanks to everybody for their input, I really appreciate it, and it has helped my work abundantly! :D

:bulletred: Made for Beyond the Frontier Contest. Hopefully I can get up there with the views. I would really appreciate it if you could pass my work along by faving, critiquing, featuring, etc... Thanks!

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:bulletblue: The full download size is 2560 x 1600 pixels.

:bulletblue: Made 80% Paint.NET, 10% Inkscape, 5% Apophysis, and 5%Photoshop

:bulletblue: Time taken to create image, ~5-6 hours

:bulletblue: I also did not use any stocks, the image and whatever else was inside it was all created by me. :)

:bulletblue: Comments and likewise would be appreciated, thanks!

:bulletblue: Copyright 2010 Bennett Frazier. All rights reserved. Please do not reupload, submit, or print anywhere without permission. If this isn't followed, necessary actions will be taken.

:bulletblue: If posting link for download somewhere else, please lead to this page, not direct image. Thanks.
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:iconwelshblue:
WelshBlue Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
Hi mate

I was wondering if I could use this in a photo manip image ?

All credit given of course
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Of course, I'd be delighted to see what you could come up with! Just send a link once you're finished. :D
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WelshBlue Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Thanks ... I've just got to finish off a manip using one of Nab's images.

I'll let you know when I publish it

Again. Many thanks
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Interface Designer
great, I thank you for using my art! :D
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Duef Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
wow, nice job
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Why thank you! :D
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007Nab Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey Gamer, glad to see you posted an update.

Any change I could see the original to compare?

Mind if I critique this one too? :P

What's going on with the planet? It seems aliased and blurry along the edges. Also, the shadow you added in the bottom left corner of the planet is leaking onto the star field itself, I don't think it should, but that's really just an opinion.

Overall I see definite improvements though, the focal has certainly been corrected, the first thing I looked at was in fact the planet / lighting this time, as opposed to the gorgeous star field :P

Like I said, if you could link to the previous edit, I'd like to see them side by side to come up with a more educated list of nitpicked ';problems' haha.

Kidding aside, this remains a fantastic piece man -- I love the absurd amount of detail put into it :D
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Sure. Here's the old version. :D

I am glad you like this so much! :la:

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You asked what was going on with the planet. Well, when I was making the image, I had flattened one version of the image with the text at the bottom and everything else, so the planet wasn't intact any more. So I had to use the circular selection tool and get as close to the planet as possible and then added some gradients and gaussian blur to give more depth. I also used some rotations after that with multiple layers, so that's probably why some of the color at the bottom of the planet is like that. ;P It's hard to see your own mistakes, and I appreciate you pointing these out to me. :D I might as well be making a new, improved version ;)
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007Nab Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I figured it had something to do with flattening ;)

Thanks for putting up the old link as well -- the differences are good, and I like the color tweaks as well, overall :)

I don't think a remake is necessary, but if you're up for it I say go for it :D

Great job again man, this one's a good one :)
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thanks again for all your critiquing, I really appreciate it :D
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:icon007nab:
007Nab Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ahh, no problem, any time :)
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student Interface Designer
How about tomorrow then as well. jk... LOL! :XD:
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:icon007nab:
007Nab Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha, you dish out, I critique. Deal.

Though maybe sometimes I oughtta dish out too :P
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Lol, sounds like a deal. You can dish out any time, I'll be willing to critique as well :D :la:
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gs0it Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Cool! :)
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:icongamerworld14:
GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student Interface Designer
thanks! :D
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gs0it Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
welcome :)
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Magableh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
woow i like, very nice colors,
am with ~007Nab if u just give the planet some depth that will be awesome.
but it's still awesome and i like it very much :love:
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thanks, I made an update based on all the responses, so check out the new image. :D
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Synthastic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010   Interface Designer
I was typing something longer but I saw Nab's comment, and I was pretty much just echoing him. The "+" stars is the one thing that really bothers me :P
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I will try not to add as much next time. Thanks again for your input! :D
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Kemaru Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh wow, this is awesome! The colours are sweet. :) I do agree with what Nab said, though, but I'd also like to add that the darker areas should probably be darker, just to add some contrast to the light areas.
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Yes, thanks for your input. I'll definitely do that on my next piece. :D
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cilios Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
As this competition goes on I see my chance of getting a higgh chance getting slicer and slicer. This is an amazing image and I'm sure it will go fine to the CoP:D
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Interface Designer
You really think this image has that great of a chance? I really, really appreciate your comment! :D Thank you so much!!

Your submission is also very neat, good luck to you as well! :iconepiclaplz:
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cilios Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you good luck to you too:)
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thanks!
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cilios Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome:D
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student Interface Designer
:la:
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iYok0 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Awesome!
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! :D
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barbieq25 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I like that! The stars are so pretty just like they should be. Great job!
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I am glad you like the stars! :D
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punkpirategirl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
ooh, that is really cool! good luck in the contest :D
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thanks, I hope I will get a ranking ;P
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rasengan-105 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
beautiful.
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Why thank you! :D
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007Nab Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous starfield, absolutely stunning.

However, and take this as a critique :P
All of the 'brighter' stars have the same orientation -- they look like a brush. Also, the planet/lighting seems flat... -- the faded opacity diminishes the power that ought to be coming from its source. I would have kept it a bit higher, just to enhance composition and focals. Because of this I'm more drawn to looking at the pretty stars rather than what's going on with the planet :P

I guess what I'm saying is your starfield and total tone are more stunning than your focal itself, the planet and light source. If you ramp up their wow factor the whole picture will be more spectacular :)
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for the in depth critique, I will definitely keep this in mind the next time I work on a space scene. I will work on adding more depth to the planet :D

As for the larger stars, I did copy and paste the single image I made and re-sized them. I will try and give more originality to them in the future also ;P

Thanks again! :la:
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007Nab Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey no problem at all man -- I figured you put in a lot of time, so you might as well get some deserved feedback :)

Thanks for all the comments on my stuff as well :D
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GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Yes, well the feedback really does help to improve my future work! :)

You're welcome :D
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commandersozo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Nice job. :)
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:icongamerworld14:
GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Thanks! :D Appreciate it, you are the one that inspired me to do so ;P
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