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The Birthgiving Fields by Nuukeer The Birthgiving Fields by Nuukeer
In some places in the universe, vast pillars of gas tower above all else (or that depends on what your perspective is anyways), their shapes formed by the gravitational pull between the unimaginable amounts of particles, yet every cubic meter of these clouds only contain a few atoms.

This image was originally 7000 by 12200 pixels (pretty random, yeah) and the file was so large at first that photoshop could not save it (how do you enable large docuemnt files in photoshop CS4?)

overall, I ended up pretty pleased with this, but a friend of mine (att3ro) will probably still say "ehmm, it looks freaked".
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:iconmichaeldraven69:
:wow:
it feels so real, I dont know how you do what you do, it amazes me...
BREATH-TAKING, this deviation evokes the spirit:floating: of Gaea:earth:
:thanks:
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:iconnuukeer:
I'm glad you like it. :)
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:icon1337-1:
To save large photoshop files, use the PSB format (Photoshop big format, they have such imaginative names :P).

This is a really nice piece! I love it! :D Its well refined, and the blue looks really effective :)
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:iconnuukeer:
oh and I believe "PSD" could mean "photoshop default" and "PSB" could mean something like "photoshop big", just speculating here of course.
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bloknayrb Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photo Shop Document ;)
Awesome picture btw, but I hate working at huge resolutions because its sooo sloowwww
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:iconnuukeer:
yeah, obviously it is document ;). I don't like working at high resolutions either due to slowness, but it automatically just gets that way. I think the main motivating factor for me of going with such resolutions was that when I saw the technical data on many of the "big guys" I didn't want to be any worse (e.g [link] which supposedly is 16k by 7k). Oh thanks btw.
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bloknayrb Feb 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hear that but I always felt that working at such high resolution was a waste of time for me since most of my work never sees print and is useful mostly as my own desktop wallpaper ;p
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Yeah, well that's an unfortunate truth I face as well. But I haven't even bothered uploading high resolution print versions, so yeah it's kind of contradictory to work at such high resolutions. There are also other disadvantages, like the outer/inner glow layer effects only go to 250 pixels, which is a major limitation.
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bloknayrb Feb 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah but then I tend to just do it by hand, especially outer glows. I hate the outer glow effect. Instead I make a layer under the planet all black with a white circle under the planet and then linear dodge/gaussian blur it, then tweak till I'm happy.
But yeah, for me the biggest deal is that the huge files kill my puny laptop ;p
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heh, didn't actually think about that way. To the outer glow effect I use an "exponential" curve, so I can get a more refined look ;), at least the linear (default) curve isn't very realistic.
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