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Posted Nov 20, '08 at 8:15am

Zophia

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Hmm, I think you did all the shininess too bright, but nice work on showing how it's done. You should almost have posted it in the tutorial thread. :P

 

Posted Nov 20, '08 at 8:20am

Strop

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Thing about shininess...colour fidelity varies from screen to screen, so what appears bright on one screen can be very dark on another. This I find, is the single biggest disadvantage on doing art on a computer- if you're finicky about the lighting levels you'll never be happy.

Fortunately one can adjust the levels if need be.

 

Posted Nov 20, '08 at 8:27am

Zophia

Zophia

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Oh yes, that is sooo very true...
*adjusts*

 

Posted Nov 20, '08 at 9:29am

Strop

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Actually tell you what, if you could show me what you think is acceptable on your screen, then show me and we can compare!

 

Posted Nov 20, '08 at 9:47am

Zophia

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Okay, I spent some 10 minutes on playing with it~
Couldn't play with the layers, but thanks to lasso tool and smudge, I think it looks okay.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z121/Mazzelh/planet5.jpg
As you may notice, I interpreted the 'shine' more as clouds, and therefore added a swirl in them...

But shortly, this looks good on my screen with that lighting.

 

Posted Nov 20, '08 at 10:03am

Strop

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I do like the treatment of the cloud as it appears more appropriate for the cartoony Earth.

But...you used a hard edge on the paintbrush didn't you. The way my screen is, I can see an outline in the background shine!

Can you?

 

Posted Nov 20, '08 at 10:05am

Zophia

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Didn't use the paintbrush.
If the edge you're talking about is the one next to the stars in the upper left corner, it's because I forgot to smudge the transition from the area I had selected and changed.
So if it's that one, hold on a minute and I'll update it!

 

Posted Nov 20, '08 at 10:08am

Strop

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Ah, not just the upper left but also the lower right, just under the meteor.

Awahh, so finicky!!!!!

 

Posted Nov 20, '08 at 10:12am

Zophia

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Got it!
Corrected!
Any more?

Is a bit difficult when I don't have layers. :P

 

Posted Nov 20, '08 at 6:38pm

Danstanta

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It's great thank you but how did you make the Earth Whiter on the edge and what tool did you use for the comment? Blur?

 
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