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Stellar Ocean by tadp0l3 Stellar Ocean by tadp0l3
My most recent piece of work...

Started out as a colab with =qaz2008, but we decided to scrap it and start over. I kept the parts I had made and developed it into this.

If you want other resolutions than 16:10, give me a shout :)

Sorry for the recent spree of monotone colored pieces, I'll try to spice things up for my next upload ;)

Comments more than welcome.

Update: Wallpaper pack with resolutions 16:10 and 16:9 added. And some minor flaws with the atmosphere on the planet added.

Update 2: This deviation was first submitted to the Eternal Reminiscemce contest. Than shortly thereafter removed it since I though I could do better with the theme. I now realise I won't be able to due to exams, and moving this back as my final entry for the contest.
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Kamikashi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love it! It takes me on a trip...
May I use it for skinning my laptop?
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ofc, go right ahead :)
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Kamikashi Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks!
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Mojo-Smileyface Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, the light in this scene is very effect, and it is great composition to the images, as it effectively drags the eyes across the image!!!!! Wow, keep up this fabulous work!!! :)
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Feramoo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ipadwallpaper.eu is editing using this art without crediting you. I found some of my own on there and sent them a Cease and Desist email but have received no response so I'm spreading it around. [link]
The only credit I can see is the tag in the picture, but it cuts off right before it. This is purely accident as they make everything that size regardless of whats on the image. No links back here or consent.
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adm8stammers Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Hello mate, my band 'Event Horizon' are looking for a spaced theme logo. Love your work and was wondering if you would be interested in designing one for us?
Cheers, Adam Stammers
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Missed this for some reason. If you're still looking - send me a note.
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grisador Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
AWESOME how could you do this
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Micheero Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Really good job...
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Recky112 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh crap neva mind. Figured out were the lights comin from lol. Soz
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Recky112 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it. Nice work!
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Recky112 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really good but the lighting on all the planets are wrong. They're all different directions and that's not really right. The big ones facing bottom left and the smaller ones are facing top left and the really small one is facing top right. Good work though!
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Blood-Amber Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is breathtaking!
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it :)
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Blood-Amber Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
How could I not! :D
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
man the planet texture of that giant is STUNNING. The depth is amazing, how did you do that? I appreciate any tips. :D
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nothing special really, the spherize filter is all that's been used. The trick is finding and planning your texture stitching properly. This planet consists of somewhere along the lines of 50 textures stitched together (A bit unnecessary since it's less than a quarter showing though). Some from NASA, some from google earth and some from other places. The resolution on the planet was 8000^2 or 12000^2 (which is a bitch on my 3 year old laptop - but worth it in the end). The problem is that the spherize filter is distorting the pixels at the edges of the sphere, to a real ugly effect - really pixelated. Only the "corners" of the sphere remains unaffected (0, 90, 180, 270 degrees). So I choose a "corner" and picked textures that already seemed to have some perspective (like mountain ridges becoming smaller, rivers also becoming smaller etc) - that added a lot extra to the depth once I spherized it. That's basically it, nothing special from what others do, just careful planing in placing the texture - and to do it as high res as you can :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh and I almost forgot to say THANK YOU!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow haha, I didn't really expect an answer to that question. :D Awesome man, I guess I just have to work more thoughtfully with my textures because actually I create them the same way. My problem is that after a couple of hours I become lazy and start to rush things. :eager:
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I live to serve ;)

Ever figured out a way to avoid the distorting of pixels around the edges when working high res btw?
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no never :/ I always have to work in mega high res and hope that the distortion won't be visible after resizing.
A good alternative is 3D without any distortion.
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capleton Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010
Hey man, i absolutely love this image! Can i ask you for a 16:9 version of it?
It would fit in perfectly with my ubuntutheme for my laptop, i only need a 1366x768 render of it, would be greatly appreciated.

I'm gonna f*ck around in gimp and see if i can make something similar, you inspired me. :)

And if you do a new render of it, please send me a note and i'll be super happy!
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Updated to include 16:9 resolution as well :)
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capleton Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
Hey cool! I appreciate it alot!
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Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Oh... I truly love space... thanks for making this :)
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks man! And thanks for all you support :)
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Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
You're welcome! ;)
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Croco-Fan94 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
amazing! absolutely amazing
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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Croco-Fan94 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
^^
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:iconthumbsupplz::iconbravoplz:
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks man! :)
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You're very Welcome ! :huggle:
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Uribaani Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Quality of the stocks is good. However, it's missing some depth, and there's a graphical glitch at the bottom right planet's corner
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, recently noticed the glitch - I used a different technique for the atmosphere than I usually do - and it involves a s*itload of layers, guess I nudged a couple accidentally - easily fixed though :)

Glad you find the stocks to be good too - I guess you mean the planet texture, as the space scape is painted. The planet has a 10000x10000 res and consists of over 50 high-res (average 2000x2000 res) textures compressed and downsized for increased quality. The planet as a whole is downsized too (obviously) - gives nice results, but is relatively time-consuming.

Lack of depth is a reoccurring phenomena in the space art genre - sadly for me as well :(
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LionSasuNaruFanGirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Amazing!
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thx :)
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LionSasuNaruFanGirl Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Nope.
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um?
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MasPix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Photographer
impressive artwork
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like it :)
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danarogon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OMG!!!! this IS.......Sparta :la: !!!
just joking =p this is great!
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I'm glad you like it man! :)
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danarogon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student Digital Artist
no prob ;) you are allways welcome =D (except iff you piss in my house's floor...that would make me very angry!:la:)
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I'll keep that in mind ;)
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danarogon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:la:
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HelenaCarter Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
How wonderful! The deep blue space is so well done!
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tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A deep blue color is a friendly color to work with in space, I'mg lad you like it :)
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HelenaCarter Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
You are welcome!
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zmade Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice spacescape mate ;) great details.
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