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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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vikarti Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016
Interesting. May be I will finally start to draw something myself
MetricZero Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Question, did you code the html files yourself or did you use some sort of layout tool?
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No tool, aside from an enhanced notepad software that color coded the html and css code for easier overview. I think I found a very basic backbone layout code that I built from though. But it was pretty much done without tools. Old school style. I'm no coder or web developer and really don't know any tools, but knew some basic html from back in high school. 
MetricZero Featured By Owner Edited Jun 18, 2016
Huh, neat. It's pretty well done. Thanks for putting this all together. I managed to make a practice planet, pretty happy with how it turned out.
Ragnarasia Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a very lot for this tutorial. I love to draw space and it makes my knowledge improved. Really thanks!!! <3 <3 <3
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  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 :)
Jim-Zombie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This sounds absolutely fantastic. I hope to give it a good checking out very soon.
Ls777 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Techz59 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesoommmeee... learned a lot from this!
wondermously Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
So helpful! Thank you so much. :happybounce:
AlexTokmakchiev Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
This is very "grande"! Kudos and thank you for providing us with such a resource!
loveablemoggy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011   General Artist
Ooh, I had no idea until just now that this resource even existed.

Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou. <3<3<3
lorelai182003 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011
Indeed a GRAND collection! You have gathered the highest quality out there! Thank you!
Mocarro Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, it`s a great collection!! :D
Recky112 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks great! I can't wait to use it! :D
louiswu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been looking for something like this for months. Very much appreciated!
Amyln Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
This is the most amazing thing ever.
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This has been featured here: [link]
Goonfella Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Just found this page. Awesome collection. Thanks very much.
Anacorreal Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
*bows down* Thank you!!!
g0rg0n Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
thank you, thank you :) :)
michelebotticelli Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very usefull
SilEnigmaArts Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks heaps for sharing :D :thumbsup:
Looking forward to unwrapping this baby over the weekend and getting lost in space :abduction:
xybre Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, thank you. This may be enlightening :D
theangrybee Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you soooooooo much for this!
TimothyAndersonArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, man, thanks a lot! This is great!
MrSteveC Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Thank you for sharing this with us! =D
Paliodor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
Thanks for sharing this great collection of tuts with all of us. It's very helpfull for newbie space artists like myself.
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad it's of use :)
maikarant Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Impressive compilation! Thanks! :D
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :)
maikarant Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You too! :D
TwiggyTeeluck Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You've been featured here: [link]
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks! :)
DemosthenesVoice Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
so i realized my favorite part about this thing, is that now whenever someone asks me how i did something, i just throw this link at them and i dont feel as bad. makes life much easier. :P haha
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, it's one of the purposes of this creation. I too have got questions, and directing them here is a time saver ;-)
SammyGoesRawr Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Marry me. I fucking love you mayne.
tadp0l3 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol. glad you like it ;)
E-Squid Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Now HERE's something I can fav! Thanks!
Vocatus Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Excellent, many thanks! :D
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