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Orbis by Esherymack Orbis by Esherymack
A gas giant (sometimes also known as a jovian planet after the planet Jupiter, or giant planet) is a large planet that is not primarily composed of rock or other solid matter.
--Wikipedia

I spent HOURS on this, so I hope to God it's good o.o

Do not steal, rip, or copy. You can reference, but only if you credit me. It's the first time I've tried rings or my own starfields, so I referenced these two tutorials:

Star Field Tutorial [link] by ~sphereuk

Planet Ring Tutorial [link] by ~rodrigogua

Art (c) Madison Tibbett, 2012
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doolhoofd Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
~~ How fun :D
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Lovely star field, very nice :). Nice attempt at the ring, but you missed the shadow cast by the planet on the ring and lighting effects of the ring itself.
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD My first attempt at a ring, ever :L I've never been good at rings, and I had to substitute a lot of my own variations on that tutorial because I don't use any version of Photoshop CS for these XD I have Elements, which is sort of the same thing but not :/ there's a lot of stuff that it can't do n.n
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
I see :D. I suck at rings too, they always look so fake and fail lol :'(. But I only have Photoshop CS, yes the very first one haha, so I'm limited in a way too xD
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD :hug: Little photoshoppers for life :la:
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XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Haha yeah xD
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Zerraspace Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
I referenced this piece in my short story (here [link] ); I hope you find it to your liking.
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it's perfect :D Thanks!
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sphereuk Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Hey great use of my tutorial! Nice start =)
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:iconesherymack:
Esherymack Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you could drop in to see it! :D
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sphereuk Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Haha sorry it took so long but i try!!

Keep up the work and your get better and better =)
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Nice work. One thing I would change is the lighting on the main planet. Make it spread accross the entire light side, not so centrally concentrated in one spot. If you consider that a sun is usually millions of miles from a planet, you wouldn't see it this intensely. Otherwise it's really good. I like the rings and the starfield works!
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD I figured as much. This was the first time I tried a planet like this, and I think I realize that there's too little highlight on it ^^; I'm glad that someone else noticed it though, so I know I'm not just being a paranoid artist and thinking my work is too wrong in any one way (which I tend to do a lot ._.)
Thanks for the comment! :D And the fave o.o
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   Digital Artist
No problem. For a first time that's great work. Also, there is always room for improvement. If there weren't I wouldn't enjoy art at all. Learning new stuff is part of the fun.

I also wouldn't say too little highlight in terms of light strength, but the light is too focussed. If you were pointing a flashlight at the planet, I'd simply say move it further away (to use an analogy). :shrug:

I work a lot with Photoshop's layer effects when doing planets. Inner and outter glows, inner shadow etc. with varied settings usually work very well for atmosphere and light. There are many ways of doing it and I guess with everything you'll have to find the way that best works for you.
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, I see o.O I usually make the planets out of 3-4 layers, mostly duplications, and I use the dodge/burn tools for shadows and highlights. I actually started making planets like this after I watched a tutorial on Youtube, and before that, I made relatively flat planets with limited detail. Also, I was using a technique used to make suns, which involves difference clouds, layering, and overlay XD Highlights are always hard to manage though ._.
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
My approach is to create my texture, create a circle, use the spherize filter a couple of times, play with the layer effects and add additional pure black layers (with a layer mask) to create the shadows. Whatever else I need or want I paint in afterwards. It varies... :shrug:
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o.O I see. What I do is use the circular marquee tool to create a black circle, then I paint a single solid colour over it on 30 percent opacity and linear dodge settings to vary the colour. Then I paint a texture over it (usually in a new layer and overlaid) and spherize it. Sharpen, cut it to remove the 1px ring, paste it on, and use the emboss on more layers (duplicated from the flat planet) to get texture. I use layer styles to create an atmosphere with glow, and that's basically it XD I usually layer 2-3 different textures to get new designs on planets.
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overseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   Digital Artist
I usually create a large square texture first. Often a blending of satellite images form Earth, Mars and whatever other planets we have surveyed in hi-res. Paint in some more details etc., so all I have to do is litereally spherize it and then add glows and shadows etc.

Although saying that, I keep all my base and working files, so I can draw from a library by now. :shrug: :O_o:
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol :lol:
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space-commander Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your submission to OPaaT :) This one does look like it took a lot of work! By the way, I've mapped the Orbis star system on the Kanangar Sector map ([link]).
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O: coool XD I'm really kinda excited to be part of the group, since it's a very interesting concept (has red the bylaws you have posted XD)Just to be clear, should I make it evident of anything like population or such if there is one on the planet, and things like races and species? o.o I noticed that you're building up information in the respective gallery of each planet XD
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space-commander Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're certainly welcome to if you'd like :) The bylaws are mainly important when it comes to rejecting submissions that don't fit with the overall OPaaT vision. If there is a space station orbiting this planet, or if there are life forms that live in the gas planet's atmosphere I'd of course be curious to learn more about it.
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, okay :D I'll put some thought into it, and if I think of anything good, I'll add it :)
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Panzerlin Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Superbly done. Your hours were not wasted. :D
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D And thank you for the favourite :D
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Freak-Angel56 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Very good!Love the rings!
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D It was my first time trying rings >.< It was a lot more complicated than I thought, but I absolutely love the results I got :D Thanks for faving, as well <3
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mollyrharris Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Wow! Very nice. What program did you create this in?
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Esherymack Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used Photoshop Elements 8.0. A lot of the time, people tell me that it's not a good program to use, but I see absolutely no problem with it, considering that I get these kinds of results. I hand-paint and design everything on my own, with a little help from texture brushes (for example, the bluish nebulae I got with grunge brushes), and I only ever reference actual photography from space, usually from the Hubble, to assist with angles, lighting, and nebulae design. It took me so long probably because I had to read tutorials on the rings and starfields, and interpret them into Elements terms, since so many of them are for CS2-8 or something like that. Apparently, you can't use Layer Masks in Elements, so I had to improvise and erase a chunk of the rings to make them look good XD
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