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Planet Tutorial by Inventor Planet Tutorial by Inventor
Ok here it is, my planet tutorial. Its not really the way i make my planets. But this is also a very simple way to make a nice planet in less than 10 minutes, i hope it helps some of you. If there are any questions no problem just ask.

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I think the most mistakes (grammar ...) are changed: Thx to ~SatyrsFaction give him some credit
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Given 2004-06-15
Planet Tutorial by *Inventor is an impeccable planet creation tutorial. Many should find this useful. As always, thanks for sharing. ( Featured by dakth )
dracostarhome Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
fantastic tutorial!  hopefully someday I'll get a chance to use it.  I love the clarity of it, the images with the descriptions , as well as the stars dotting the entire background  ^_^

I'm a sucker for space things... :love:
ChaosBetween Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This could certainly help me out.
FTSArts Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You made making my first planet really easy, I even made my own texture, Thanks! :D 
sunday-drivers Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic tutorial! thank you very much. used it here [link]
Philip-ed Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thanks for that, a really helpful starting point and supplies real inspiration!
Aenex Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there something similar to this that can be done on GIMP?
Weatherfac Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect! Exactly what I needed! :)
Moriadne Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That was... fast.
Kazhmiran Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thnkk youuuuuuu.....
suzy1000 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
wow. just.... wow.
Environmatt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
simple but good!
JayKoopa64 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011
Well... Sadley For Me I Don't Hve Photoshop
ter888 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Kohrote Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really cool and creative. Can it be done on GIMP?
Love it! Thanks!
AprilSilverWolf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OHHH I always thought people had some kind of amazing program to do this. I always just made planets by drawing them on GIMP LOL AND they looked so cartoonish. Thanks a lot ^^^
Jorik-Spiritwolves Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist
Thank you for sharing, I think it'll be a great help ^^
EveBlackwood Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
Your tutorial worths the DD :nod:
Unfortunately I've already done a not very good planet in one of my deviations, but in future I'll do better.
Thank you
Greyfried Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Thanks! Simple and effective.
I almost feel like a proper arty person now.
chill13 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never done a planet before and have to do one. This is EXACTLY what I needed!! Thanks.
tiGGlet Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thanks~ your tutorial helped, I used it here: [link]
francoisvoltaire Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
keep up the good work! thanks for sharing your knowledge.:)

very nice.:D
jbongo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Thanks for the tutorial! It helped a lot. Keep up the good work!
optimus56 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
photoshop has changed. not every thing is the same. some stuff is gone
SquintyMcGee Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
how do I get the lens flare? I know where to find it (filter>render>lens flare> 50 mm Prime), but it doesn't come out right because of the filters put on the planter. is there a way to rasterize the layer styles or something so they don't interfere?
JediDawg Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
Wow! This is awsome! Nice tutorial!
MukArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
this is cool and simple :) ive looked at several planet tuts and i thing this one is by far the easiest one to follow :)
Time4Raiding Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
would this work with gimp by chance, gimp i feel is being left in the shadows, and there is never a tut. for what i want for it :(
papel1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I dont kno how to really describe this tutorial, but its great and easy to follow. I like how u showed how to get that nice outter and inner glow, so realistic. Thanx man!
xdalividx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
I’ve been looking for a tutorial like this I haven’t given it a go yet but when I do will let you see the effects again thanks!
Antoriel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
i have a little problem.i am doing everything you are saying but the thing is after i finish, the background is the texture pattern.can you please tell me how to put in the background some image?great tutorial btw ;)
oh almost forgot.i'm new in photoshop :D
Ragnorex-Ferithrer Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Student General Artist
wows! :wow: i would wanna try that pretty soon, well I don't do any arts like that because I can't have the same talent as the other artists who do this, but this is pretty :)
flz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008
nice tut, thx :P
WolfxShadow6 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
I just don't know how you "Change Fill to 0%" The only things I can do are to fade it to 1% or set the opacity to 1% and it doesn't work for either of those.
PokedrawerZ Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
This is a good tut, but i have Photoshop Elements 6, and the Layer Styles part is pissing me off.
Sithian Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH :mwahaha: i can make a fierey planet :plotting: DOH >< son allready took this away SUN OF A ..... but man lemme tell ya this tutorial is grand ^^ you really are great .... thats all :clap:
FeatheredDragon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Student General Artist
this looks fun to try ^^
gab12i Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008
thx for the the tutorial, it's really helped me a lot...!!!! :blowkiss:
Blastsk8er Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
omg!!! It's awesome!! Thx! :) *rushes off to start a planet pic*
oibyrd Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This deviation has been featured temporarily in my Resource File at this link:

- I hope that it brings you some new fans :) Thank you for inspiring artists like me who depend on creative resources to start our own artwork :heart:!

Sandi ox
gr33n-sl33ves Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic tutorial, just what the doctor ordered!

... Well, maybe not, because it would be rather odd if a doctor ever ordered someone to get a planet tutorial for their health, but NONE THE LESS, good job :w00t:
reikosay Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2007
Wow, I just tried the tutorial, and it works really well! :D Thanks! ^^
netherghoul Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007
fab tip!
reckon this can be used on a multitude of things.
Claan22 Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
Thanks, this is a method close to what I've used.

Great tutorial.
LDGSherar Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
hey man thanks! very nice tutorial!!!
ummm ... the only thing is that I have to use more glow than the amount you say ... like for inner glow it says size: 20 ... I had to use like 140 ... but it is still a very good tutorial :D
LDGSherar Featured By Owner May 19, 2007
hey man thanks! very nice tutorial!!!
ummm ... the only thing is that I have to use more glow than the amount you say ... like for inner glow it says size: 20 ... I had to use like 140 ... but it is still a very good tutorial :D
MikeWong Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007   Digital Artist
Great! Thanks a lot! :)
Deep-Sky Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007   Digital Artist
how to make that huge sun behind them..the sparkle?
pseudolirium Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the planets look extremely realistic, very simple yet very cool.

You get bonus points for making your tutorial so original: the background is very spacey ( :doh:) and it's obvious you took into consideration how the readers would see this tutorial. Some tutorials are very sloppy, all over the place, but yours is very pleasing to the eye and grabs attention.

Really great job, and thank you for contributing to dA and for being considerate and sharing tips to others. Very appreciated. :+favlove:
Akiro-Mitoma Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007
man i must be really dumb....i cant get the glow to look right...what do you mean hold the selection? and when i spherize it dont round it as much as yours. And do you mean the lighting layer goes above or below? and whats the fill set to after you adjust the blending options?
Popo-Licious Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a handy tutorial! :D
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