Observation Deck - Away from Home

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Observation Deck - Away from Home

Post  Radialronnie on Mon Jul 02, 2012 6:58 pm

The sub-forum description didn't say anything about the work being 3D so here goes.
I've been working on this scene on and off for perhaps 3 months now. While I'm a complete failure when it comes to making scenes in Blender/3D, I can pull off a little magic in photoshop.
This scene is 100% 2D and was entirely created in photoshop. It's a combination of handpainting, vector drawing, and a bit of photo-manip (planet).
I stole the idea from someone else, but aside from the planet photo (cred. NASA), everything is my own work.


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I'll see if I can post a video breakdown later maybe.


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Post  Strangebloke on Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:17 pm

Wow that's nice work mate. I'll let you off not doing it in Blender Smile

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Post  Dobi on Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:26 am

Hmmm, really nice. My favourite part is the space behind the planet - so beautiful. From what I see from your Photoshop layers, you used 2 different pics for the space. I'm interested in seeing how you handpainted them and made them work together that beautifuly.

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Post  Radialronnie on Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:02 pm

Thanks, and you are correct. I found two amateur space photos on flickr* which were blended together. The bottom layer is simply set to 'normal' blend mode as it's the bottommost layer of everything. The "milky way"-like strip of stars was blended overtop with an additive Blend mode (likely 'Add' itself) which only adds the bright stars, but not the dark areas which would cover up the bottom layer otherwise.

* that was rather challenging as the photos were either low-res, grainy, or didn't have a lot of stars. Seems like the best search term is "starfield" which (when sorted by "interesting") returns some good results.

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