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Nebula Tutorial by Superiorgamer Nebula Tutorial by Superiorgamer
Enjoy.... sorry its not quite as long as some of my other tuts. The whole LP only took an hour to make, hence why there isn't tooo much to make a tut about. Enjoy.

Credit goes to [link] for amazing cloud stocks
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black-cat16-stock Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2017
The effect looks wonderful, but this tutorial really needs more steps, for example on details of the brushes and so on. It's too advanced.
milocat400 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really helped me a lot! Thank you very much!
GeneAut Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
Thanks for a well done Tut
SolarSouth Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for you ! )
Antr0nach Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's simple, easy and the results are awesome. Thank you!
Aldeminor Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Short and usable method, great!
spiritcoda Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow... amazing effect, just starting doing some space artworks and this just gave me some new ideas...
really helpful..
thanks so much for sharing...
evil-boy71 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Nery Nice
Vincet-360 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what type the brush is? Thankss!
sogfrog13 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
kristaps-design Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Good outcome!
Photonskyto Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011   Digital Artist
very nice tuts! :D
Hessmix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tut helped, used it to help create this: [link]
Anacorreal Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Straight to the point. Love it.
AndromedaCollision Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
very useful i'l surely try it out
ow4nd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student Interface Designer
danarogon Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool =)
enslavedbydragons Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Wait, so how did you get the transformed stock clouds to fit into the starfield? Like how'd you merge the two? Cause I can't seem to figure it out, I can only drag and drop layers onto each other. I can't do anything about merging them together, especially when they are two separate pictures.
Superiorgamer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I set the blending to overlay? It will only look like a perfect merge if you have the right contrast ratio and colors of both your painted base and the clouds. Its rather tricky and you kinda gotta keeping playing around till ya get lucky
enslavedbydragons Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
How do you play with the overlay? Cause I'm using Photoshop Elements 8, and I can't find anything that says "Overlay."
Superiorgamer Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
I actually made this in elements 4-5... Above the layer there should be a little box that says "normal". These are your layer blending options. Switch it to overlay and that should help some. The rest is tweaking the hues,brightness,contrast.
enslavedbydragons Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
Okay, cool. I found it. Thanks.
Paliodor Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
I never made any nebulas but from what I see it's not so hard. I give it a try and see what I can make with this tutorial.
sewer-pancake Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
usage here [link]
thank you! :D
GamerWorld14 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Awesome tutorial, this looks great. I will have to try this one out! :D
chomp-the-yeti Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Simple, but looks good. Procrastination of the college student.

Definitely helped me out.
Hall-Miller Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Hey this tutorial is super helpful, but can you tell me how you blended out your original brushstrokes so you couldn't tell they were brush strokes without blurring them and while maintaining thick colored lines?
TheDeviantIndigo Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Photographer
Thanks for this! Sure, it didn't come out anywhere as good as yours, but this was my first try at a space image altogether. So I think I did pretty well!

Lookround Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
Great tutorial!

Just curious though, did you do this with a wacom tablet or mouse?

Heh Either way I guess I'll give it a try... Its such a great tutorial, with such a great effect!

Oh, and what brush did you use? Looking through previous comments you say "Default spatter brush" and "#27". Would you happen to mean the one of the default chalk brushes? Photoshop doesn't come with default spatter brushes... lol So yea just curious if thats what you meant (Looking carefully at the ends of lines in the first drawing part it looks like it is... or something very similiar. That would also explain how you got the grain (: )
Superiorgamer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Hello and thanks for the comment. Yes this was done with a default chalk brush (#27). Forgive my terminology. I wasn't very experienced when I wrote this.
Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Awsome details, I love it. This will help alot
Warran Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Oh, I have to try this one out at somepoint
asterisk-2 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
i love ur tutorial but i gotta say i like it with many stars.......just not TOO close to eachother u know?
i mean, many stars looks more realistic cuz space is just filled endlessly with it.
Superiorgamer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2009
That part of the tutorial I did poorly. Like all my tutorials, I make them very quickly cause I do not have alot of time on my hands. The overall point in that section was not to have an overly "noised" starfeild. Like you say, proximity is important. Also, randomization is equally important.
Brukhar Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
Linked to from here: [link]
XtremeWoW Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
thx for the tutorial
Sandgrinder Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Hello! =) I'm an administrator at and we are currently creating a tutorial index.
We ask you kindly, may we include this one?
You will of course be fully credited and we'll link it back to you.

Many thanks,
Superiorgamer Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
Enjoy ;) Just no labels or anything on the image... must be raw image thats on here.
Lconaboy Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Great smudge =)
insalt Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
Woah thanks, very helpful
w-melon Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
many thanx 2 u :rose:

Dipschmidt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008   Photographer
Particularly what sky scape images did you use?
I'm doing the same thing, but in a totally different concept but the sky images shown on the tut. look amazing, but i can't find them on resurgere's stocks :/
titanlordx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
awesome tut, i've been looking for a better yet simple way to make nebulas, and thanks to you i can do it now. thanks a lot buddy!!
smalls2113 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
tenkomaddy Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008   Digital Artist
awesome :)
Super3DMaster Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Student Artist
Nice nice nice...
Devastation67 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Wow! This is exactly what I was looking for my background to look like for my spacescene I am trying to create. Thank you so much :)
Flawz Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Nice tutorial :o though no matter how hard I tried I never got that smudged - distorted feel by using cloud stocks.
topdog24 Featured By Owner May 14, 2008   Digital Artist
Uhhh, when you brushed the initial time... what were your settings?

Superiorgamer Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
a simple default brush at %5 opacity.
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