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April 7, 2010
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The GRAND Space Collection by tadp0l3 The GRAND Space Collection by tadp0l3
:bulletred: About :bulletred:

This collection/compilation/tutorial features a vast number of tutorials and resources on the digital space art theme. The actual download contains very few of the tutorials and resources, it's foremost a compilation of links to the works of various artists, mostly here on dA. There's a few Easter-eggs though - a couple of tutorials unique to this collection. I won't tell you more (thanks though `taenaron)

:bulletblue: Breakdown

:bulletblack: Introduction An introductory page with some basic insights to the space art genre
:bulletblack: Learning Tips regarding how to get the most out of reading the tutorials and using the resources
:bulletblack: Composition Tutorials on how to compose space images, and how to deal with lighting, for instance
:bulletblack: Star Scapes Tutorials and resources on individual stars and star scapes of varying complexity
:bulletblack: Planets - Tutorials and different kind of planetary resources, including textures
:bulletblack: Nebulae Tutorials and resources on the nebulae theme, including a breakdown of nebulae painting techniques
:bulletblack: Terraspace - Tutorials and resources connected to the Terraspace genre
:bulletblack: Other resources - Tutorials and resources on other celestial bodies and effects, as well as resources such as brushes and tutorials regarding painting techniques
:bulletblack: In-depth - Walkthroughs on specific pieces of art, and advanced resources such as layered .psd files

:bulletblue: How to use

The collection is presented in html with some belonging graphics. To access it follow these simple steps:

1) Simply press the download bottom to your left of this page.
2) Extract the archive using winrar or winzip for instance.
3) Open the file named index.html in your browser.

:bulletblue: Do's

Download it, read it, comment on the collection as a whole on this page - and on the featured tutorials/resources on their authors pages. Heck, even fav the collection if you like it, and spread the word of its existence to others.

Also, please write a comment or send me a note if you feel that there's tutorials and/or resources missing in this collection that you would like see added.


:bulletblue: Dont's

Don't think that all the featured contents of the collection are mine. I don't deserve all the credit for this. Instead spread the love to the artists who's made all these tutorials and all these resources.

That being said, making this collection still took its fair amount of time and effort. I don't want to think about the amount of time spent on compiling and writing this collection. Let's just say that If I had gotten an honest hourly wage, few could afford buying this.

That being said; don't spread the actual files outside of dA. Don't claim to be the author of this compilation as a whole or to any of the tutorials this compilation links to.

:bulletblue: Credits

There are close to 60 contributing artists to this collection; they're all credited inside the collection together with their tutorials/resources as well as on a separate credit page with links to their deviantart pages. Make sure to check them out, because they're all great artists and great community contributors and deserve all the attention they can get.


April 9, 2010

:bulletgreen: Some links fixed

November 10, 2010

The following things have been added;

:bulletgreen: A whole new section entitled "Terraspace" with;
- Several terragen tutorials
- Several terragen terrain files
- A couple of world machine terrains
:bulletgreen: Another starfield tutorial
:bulletgreen: More nebula brushes
:bulletgreen: Cloud maps and a planetary cloud tutorial
:bulletgreen: New planet textures
:bulletgreen: A new video tutorial
:bulletgreen: A new nebula tutorial
:bulletgreen: A new walkthrough
:bulletgreen: More Clubs

And more...

Thanks ~ColdFlame1987 `priteeboy ~Andr-Sar =Moonchilde-Stock & ~Superiorgamer who's cropped images were used for the preview image and the inside header.
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MelodyPictures Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot used here :) :…
Felewin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Felewin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"thanks though `taenaron" -- :woohoo:
IgorIrvin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
I don't found the download button, WHERE IS THIS F*****G BUTTON ? Please help me
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its to the right, just above the "share buttons". [link] <- direct link though :)
XelfrepuslaX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thanks a bunch, I really need to know how to improve my nebulas :D
CaptRicoSakara Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
does this tutorial including a tutorial on how to make realistic cityscapes on planets? =3
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's a couple, yes. Both for PS and 3dsmax
ssimon14 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the collection -- had been looking for something like this.. will surely use these and link my creations here.
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad :)
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