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Josh, the Sequel by bloknayrb Josh, the Sequel by bloknayrb
This is dedicated to my awesome brother Josh. Happy birthday man.
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Two opposing forces, battling throughout eternity for domination...
And the lucky people on the planets that are unrealistically close to one another get to see all the action unfold. Very... slowly...
Is there too much noise? My monitor is very bright, so I'm not sure everyone else can see it as much...
Fullview please, it won't hurt you, I promise.

EDIT: Lightened the shadow on the nearer moon as per the advice of someone on the SpaceArtists forum. I think it's a little better now.

FINAL EDIT: Removed some noise, for those with brighter monitors ;)

Although advanced critique is still encouraged, this image will not be changed any further.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
this picture are amazing
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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videogamer142 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006
wow thatis so pretty. How did you do the blue nebula with the bright star in the middle and all the little stars aroud the nebulae?
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, for the main star, I just used a soft, round, white brush. The nebula was just straight brushing with, again, a soft round brush. The smaller stars were done with a star brush I made.
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videogamer142 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
ok thank you :)
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FacelessMaster3003 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005   Writer
awesome picture *adds to favs*
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Felipegm Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005
Beautiful! :D
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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IRPGuardian Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
Good Job!
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sweetgal101 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
ur sequel is out of this world! make another one please, their very pretty!
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you...
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sweetgal101 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
i dont think u know who i am but i have heard about u and u sound like a sweety and i love ur art! thank u for the happy birthday, how did u know?
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think there's a good chance that I might know who you are... I knew by looking at your page, ~enchantma (who I'm fairly certain you know in person) said it, so it must be so. I guess. Anyway, I'm leaving for the summer, so after about 730 AM tomorrow morning (Sunday) I'm gonna be gone... last chance to reveal your identity... ;)
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scorpyan Featured By Owner May 30, 2005   Digital Artist
nice :+fav: :)
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, and thanks for the fave!
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Thorstein7 Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn I love this piece, I really like all that is going on around the main star. The black clouds are a nice effect too...

It's pointless me critiquing it as it wont be altered, but I'll just say if there was anything I would change it'd be the glow on the nearest planet at the bottom, it just feels too precise and bright if you know what I mean. I can't really make comment though, as my space art is crap in comparison lol.

Other than that though, excellent.

:+fav:
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 23, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, and thank you for the advice!
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:iconskooterwolf:
Skooterwolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
Wow!
that look beautiful!
nice one
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 15, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! and thanks for the fave!
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Skooterwolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2005
No problem dude! :=D:
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NightCobra Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
Wow, I'm in awe. This is an absolutaly incredible peice of art. The realism added to it is deeply phenomenal, and all of the stars, clouds, lights and stars almost seem like this is an actual photograph. The different tones of light and shadows enrich even more in this picture. Great job.
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, thanks so much, and thanks for the fave!
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koruptid Featured By Owner May 8, 2005   Photographer
GREAT JOB!!!!!! I mean it looks absolutely great, takes your efforts to a whole new level man......

is it just me or in the center of that whispy nebula look like a person?.... I keep seeing coincidental things like that in your stuff man
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dunno, my brother saw that also... wasnt intentional..
thanks
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:iconkoruptid:
koruptid Featured By Owner May 8, 2005   Photographer
its more amazing when its not ;) a few more of these coincidences and I might start having you sub these to the DAJCC ;)
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
actually, i made a bar mitzvah poster, but aside from the fact that it says "josh bar mitzvah" on it, its not very jewish... (he asked for a space them for it, what can i say?)
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koruptid Featured By Owner May 8, 2005   Photographer
lol, I was actually thinking ones like this.... where the image gives a certain intrinsic religious feeling......
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alexsmith Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
Unsharp mask that civilised moon, and add some more glow to it! Rework and spherize more the texture of the giant! Make your stars less uniform! Add some slight noise to the background! The colours don't work on the top left moon! Brighten that nebulae or add a megastar, otherwise the brightness of the planets doesn't fit in!

Get to it! :)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that giant cants be spherized more, because of the nature of the process used to make it! i dont know what an unsharp mask is, and id be grateful if youd show me! the top left moon is that color, thats why its that color (no, that doesnt seem to make sense!)! i cant get to it, i already stated that that was my last update! look to my next deviation for that advice's implementation! (if i can get inspiration, which i appear to be incredibly low on at the moment!)
where is the collab?!
thanks for the advice, although i wont be changing this, i will remember what youve said!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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alexsmith Featured By Owner May 9, 2005
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! x Infinity PLUS ONE

Beat that! :)

Unsharp mask: Filter -> Sharpen -> Unsharp Mask. Works a lot better than sharpen on these kinds of images.
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm... how is it different from regular sharpening?
! * infinity¬
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:iconalexsmith:
alexsmith Featured By Owner May 10, 2005
It only targets a certain threshold, which is changeable.
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 10, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm... interesting... veeeery interesting... im gonna have to try that out for my next piece... thanks!
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alexsmith Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
I see you've already added noise in the background. In that case, add some random noise-size stars. The big stars on their own just don't work. :)
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Fusion-light Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
care to shar how you made thoose really nice looking stars

:thumbsup: really nice work could be sharpened a little thought
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
which stars do you want to know about? the big ones, blue ones, or little ones?
thanks :)
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Fusion-light Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
like the fancy red ones :drool: there pretty :) you dont need to tell me exactly how u made them just a helping hand would be nice:)
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, first i made a new layer, filled it with black, and set it to linear dodge. then i rendered a lense flare right int he center of that layer. then i dupliucated that layer and free transformed the second lenseflare to make it flat. duplicate THAT layer, rotate 90║, and you have a 3rd level lense flare star. the more times you duplicate thoes flat layers and turn them at different angles, the more diffraction spikes youll have.
good luck!
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:iconfusion-light:
Fusion-light Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
ah thanks alot buddy :D :thumbsup: so kind :D
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 9, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anytime
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:iconbigbd1978:
bigbd1978 Featured By Owner May 7, 2005   Digital Artist
Very, very good, well done :)
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, and thanks for the fave!
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:iconbigbd1978:
bigbd1978 Featured By Owner May 9, 2005   Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
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:icondeviantnep:
DeviantNep Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice...
how didi you do teh atmosphere?...so real..mine doesnt get like that
:o(
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:iconbloknayrb:
bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
outer glow/inner glow/inner shadow/ brushing/ color balance tweaking
good luck ;)
thanks :)
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DeviantNep Featured By Owner May 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you
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SquiddyTreat Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, nice, very nice.

Lets see what the difference is between the old and new... that is, how it looks on my monitor. o_O

I will lick it. :D Nice job; I like the planet textures. The nebula is... interesting. Did you use a technique similar to that shown in the "Dark Nebula" tutorial?
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dark nebula tutorial? i dont know what that is... i made this myself, all brushing, no tutorials
thanks ;)
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Omicron- Featured By Owner May 6, 2005
that background noise is far too generic, and it actually goes inside the shadow of the top left planet. Need to take a look at that one methinks :D
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bloknayrb Featured By Owner May 6, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah, youre one of the ones with a bright monitor... ok, ok, ill fix that, you got me ;)
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