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Unblemished Purity by DarinK Unblemished Purity by DarinK
Here is my latest wallpaper. Done in Geocontrol 2, Vue 10, and Photoshop.

Planet/moon textures from NASA: [link]

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Elitanna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
really nice
DarinK Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
Erwin0265 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Very nice work Darin.
I looked at this and straight away thought, "either Terragen or GeoControl2/Vue"...
May I ask; what sort of postwork do you do in PS?
It looks like it's straight out of Vue.
Or is it just levels, colours, etc?
Keep up the great work - it's an inspiration for those like me who are just starting their space art travels....
DarinK Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much. :) As far as postwork I did a levels adjustment, brightened the sun a bit, and painted the upper clouds. The planet was a separate Vue render using a custom texture, I added it in photoshop.
Erwin0265 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Sorry for my delay in replying; I think I might have my notifications turned off - now I need to find where to turn it on.
Do you have any tutorials online showing how you have created some of your images?
I also use Vue and Photoshop but am only at the beginning of really learning image creation.
It's one thing to know how to use a program but something totally different knowing how to use it to create imagery of a standard that I am willing to show others.............
DarinK Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have any tutorials, but there are a lot out there that I learned from. "Capturing the Brilliance of Light" by Quadspinner is a really good starting point. [link]
Erwin0265 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
I have almost all of QS's tutorials and a fair amount of his content also.
What I am looking to learn is integration of GC2, Vue and Photoshop to create imagery; whether it be space-related, fantasy, palaeoart, whatever.
I am slowly getting there but when I see work such as yours [which is very much in the style that I am aiming for] - I have to ask.
I have your Apophysis tutorial, but that's been all I have been able to find.
Thanks for responding; all the best.
overseer Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Very nice work. Absolutely love the scale, atmosphere (literally) and composition.
DarinK Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm really glad you like it! :)
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
This is gorgeous, like a dream but so much better...thanks for posting this :)
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