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Snap of a Finger by GamerWorld14 Snap of a Finger by GamerWorld14
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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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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