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Starfield tutorial by tadp0l3 Starfield tutorial by tadp0l3
All right, here's my first tutorial. About time, don't you think? I don't know how many new things this tutorial will teach you. Put even if only a few persons can draw some inspiration from it it's worth it.

The main reason I wrote this tutorial, aside from giving back to the community, is the fact that I've noticed that starfields are often sorely under-worked in a lot of pieces I see published on deviantart. I'm guilty of the same myself a lot of times. But in many cases the starfield is what makes or brakes a piece. The difference between a good and a marvellous piece of art. So this is an attempt to draw some focus to a matter that seems to have been somewhat forgotten. Which is somewhat strange, seeing as starfields are such a major thing in space and space art.

As soon as I get some left over time I'll include this tutorial in The Grand Space Collection, if you haven't checked that one out yet, you should. It's a collection of over 50 tutorials and resources on the space art theme by some of our most distinguished space artists on deviantart.

Finally, please don't copy and spread this tutorial outside of deviantart without my permission. And please give me a shout if you use it so that I can see what you've done.

Thanks!
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MilaySVK Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
nice tutorial :)
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx
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samurai225 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Thanks for this tutorial! Nice intro to making stars but do you know if you can make star brushes in Glimp 2?
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't use gimp, so dunno tbh :/
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samurai225 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
damn, oh well got to do it the old fashioned way... through the internet!
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KalosysArt Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great tut, thanks :D
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AmayaMarieSuta Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for this tutorial! I was able to get a cool star background for my picture
[link]
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you could put it to use :)
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stormbaldur56 Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Very, very, very good !
Easy ans very useful !
Thank you very much !
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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stormbaldur56 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I used it first on this very good tuto: [link]
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hosko817 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Great tutorial! much better than most that just tell you what settings to use and not why.
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, the important thing is never the setting themselves, but the ideas behind. I hoped I could get people to see beyond the technical part, and learn to experiment.

I actually thought of blurring out the actual numbers in the settings, to further force people to experiment themselves, and learn what the settings actually does. But ah well.

Glad you like it though :)
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sur-mata Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
Although your jump from making the brush to using it might take me a little while to figure out :fuzzydemon:
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it. Need help just ask away :)
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Byakuhan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Definitely the best starfield tutorial I've seen yet. With extremely detailed and high quality results. Thanks :D
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man. I hope it'll be of use to at least some. Terribly hard to spread things like this though. But as long as it helps someone I'm glad :)
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Byakuhan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Well, I've been searching through deviant art for weeks for good tutorials for space related themes. I've noticed that most tutorials I came across weren't in many groups, or any at all. So at least by doing this I'm helping my own grp's artists, as well as helping u by letting you get seen :D
It's win win to let me host your tutorials haha.
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you like tutorials, check this out; [link] You've got +50 different tutorials and resources collected there :)
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Byakuhan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you. I'll add that to the group, and save it in my favorites :D Maybe someday I can get to read it myself, I'm sure there will be tons I can learn from it too :P
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Byakuhan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Anytime
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wonderful! Really loved it! I will surelly try =D
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it, would sure like to see the results :)
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skaldriv3r Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH. MY. GODS.

you just DOUBLED my star field ability. and it's not half bad, I think [link]

it all seems so obvious, why didn't I see....

Thank you, really.
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, it's all very straight forward - but took me some time to figure out nonetheless :) Glad you like it though :)
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skaldriv3r Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE it.
thanks again. :w00t!:
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Aldeminor Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good tutorial, thanks!
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, no problem - hope it'll be of some use :)
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Sam-Hawes-Design Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice and simple, good job :)
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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Nils-Iver Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
yay!
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay!
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