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Prime Time - Wallpaper by dinyctis Prime Time - Wallpaper by dinyctis
FULL VIEW for detail, i shouldnt even say this.

So i was flopping around in photoshop, playing with composition, and i realized that from now on, my wallpapers will be "peaceful" (boring for some of you) like this one, while my posters will be more action packed (and peaceful too sometimes)
this came to me when i set one of my experiments as wallpaper, and there was too much detail for a wallpaper. and i know that it might just be me, but when i look at my screen, i want a nice background, not something thats grabbing my eyes and distracting me from other things.
So here is the wallpaper version of Prime Time.

What new improvements does this have? well, im learning to make city lights (lower left moon) and im learning to make cloud effects (big planet)

the flare is simple but necessary, otherwise it would be too dark, and i chose to make it as less annoying as possible, because bigger flares would make the viewer focus on it rather than on the detail thats on the moons and planet.

I used 3d studio max and photoshop, as usual.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and check it out :) (Smile)
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Taena-Doman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! That's awesome! Most I like the details of the differnt clouds in the atmosphere and the city lights! Great job!
Yavier Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
As you said- Peaceful.
SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I-LOVE-IT !!!!!
WsiomenPhotograph Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
That's great ! :)
QAuZ Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
This has been featured [link]
The-Loiterer Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
And again, Beautiful
QAuZ Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
So beautiful
nascarjake Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
So how exactly do you do the lights. I mean it looks like alot of hand work really, but what technique do you use and all that, because if there is anything i have learned from you and the rest of dA its that nothing is just simple hand work. :)
dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
City lights are genuinely a bitch to do from scratch. Not-from-scratch are fairly easy. You just take a map of the Earth at night from Nasa, take bits and pieces to make a brush, and you're done.

For from-scratch, though, it's very similar to making a starfield. You make those and then you basically start drawing the cities out in a big flat map. Then you can take whatever you want from there and either make a brush or lay it on top of something after you gave it some dimension with the spherize tool. It gives you tons more control but it's fun. Another thing you can do is lineart with illustrator (or even with photoshop) and use "disolve" glows which help out a bit. And then, of course, in order to give it a bit of a "shine," you duplicate the layer and apply a bit of a glow.

I hope that was clear enough to be of help =P
nascarjake Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
yes that helped alot, there are some tuts out there that use the noise and ive never really been a fan of something like that. To me... the artist should be just as awed as the viewer, and to me using something such as the noise tool, really takes out all of the shock and awe i guess. To me 90% of the process looks like crap, and when i finally get to the end all i can think of is how crappy it looked before :P

Anyway the nasa thing is a good idea, i mean it is less control but it could work. So would you brush it on after you do the shadow and sphere, or before on the original texture map? I know it has to go over the shadow some how...

Thanks i just started doing space stuff and you have been like a simi-slient mentor for me. thank you
dinyctis Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Hehe, no worries.

As for the lights, put it over the shadow layer and then you can mask it out with a big fuzzy brush.

To do this:

In the layer palette, click on the "add vector mask" button. It's at the bottom and its a rectangle with a circle in it. Now you're gonna see that a mask was added. Note that you can click on the mask and on the layer to which it's attached (so you can do things to them individually). Pick a black fuzzy brush and paint on the mask bit. Using a black brush will mask over, and a white brush will unmask it. Obviously, different shades of gray will do more/less opacity.
shakart Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a m a z i n g
a m a z i n g
Senram Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
Spigaw Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
So quiet, so deep. I need it on my comp.
naro9 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing stuff! Really amazing...
Thanks for my new wallpaper!
Rawns Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
I've never seen such amazing artwork of the cosmos before! Some of the pieces here are just awsom!
TuulikkiW Featured By Owner May 7, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
just joinked it for my wallpaper.
Thisdayforwards Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006
wallpaper , +fav
im recently new to studio max and ps, hope to get good quickly

good job !!
Kirue Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
Good job, i like it :nod:
Horgrathi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2005
can i use this is as my wallaper?
dinyctis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
it's meant to be one :)
Horgrathi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
using it right now, see my screenshot :)
sugar-coded Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2005   Photographer
Incredible work! :+fav:
Pada-wan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004
Excellent work, dinyctis =)

This one is going is my desktop!
Sloan47 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004
Wow, the detail is amazing on this! Great job! :)
equuleus Featured By Owner May 11, 2004
Brillant piece i love the large planet, it's textures are just perfect, nice light and the blue suits quite well! +fav
DJ-iNFiNiTY Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
sweet as!! ...heaps good lookin
pixel-dirt Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
excellent work, but i think the city lights on the one panet/moon should be brighter and a little more 'light' colored (look more yellowish like most city lights), just personal opinion though. excellent work again...

brazensix Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Very nice work Diny. Now where's the cream filling?!
dinyctis Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
in my devID
darkvixenv-2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
Thats just way too awsome!!!!!
Groxx Featured By Owner May 10, 2004
that's one big-ass planet... well done :D
The only thing that I think the big planet is missing is mountains. The atmosphere and colors and everything are just right, but the land looks fairly flat because it doesn't have a lot of color variation.

I like the two greyish planets/moons, they're jst cool looking :D
luanis Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
This would make an AMAZING poster... not a small one, I hate small posters but one of those huge ones we see on the streets... maybe even a cover for a related film.......... wonderful.
x871 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2004   Interface Designer
just staring and im a space addict and ambient music listener...and also homeworld player...this is real beauty..
wetflame Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2003
another breathtaking piece! well done!
Dream-chan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2003
.... I love it .... :heart:
blinkybaby Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2003
wowzers (haha.. funny word) that long lens flare thing is coolio
jamesc Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2003
really nice, clean and 'peaceful' ;)
I should try this kind of art, it's great.
digiknot Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2003
i have always ran a black background and have always ran
my own wall papper. but today im runnin yours.
that "submit" Button below, has a little different
meaning today.
damn, digiknot
code-x Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2003
VERY NICE! I'm also trying to make space stuff, but your picture(s) are much better! ;)
azarael Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2003
I really like your stuff, another fav
deadlysin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2003  Hobbyist Writer
not hurr...
well, maybe peaceful....
great job
crazylynx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2003
hah, awesome, love the detail, incredible. great stuff man
insanitee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2003
Well I hate to say it, but I find the lens flare distracting LOL
I think I would like it better if the horizontal line was either: gone, shorter length, rotated 45. Sorry if you hate such blatant comparisons, but I think "My Blue House" is a good improvement.
I guess all I'm trying to say is: I know you considered it carefully, but.. can you make the flares even smaller?
gak Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2003
rebuke Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2003
awesome.. I like how you can see the night side city lights on the closest moon. great job. wicked detail.
nickjbedford Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2003
amazing!!! my new wallpaper
eskie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2003
oOOOoo much better
im gonna go with this one hmm
sold any of this yet? :P (Lick)
lolly Featured By Owner May 25, 2003
Is that a...lens flare! And is that where the title for this came from! ~~runs~~
spamyoucantswim Featured By Owner May 24, 2003  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowee. I really love this. I put it to the test and set it as my desktop...I think it'll be there a while. The lights and the stars are pretty much the coolest. Great job! w00t!

~spam Aww
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