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Nebulae Tutorial by TylerCreatesWorlds Nebulae Tutorial by TylerCreatesWorlds
After numerous requests, I have decided to make a tutorial on how I paint my Nebulae. I did my best to include every part of my process. I'm sure the thing is riddled with spelling and grammar errors. Just ignore those, there's a reason I'm an artist and not a writer.

I hope you all can learn something from this. It took quite sometime to get it done. If you have any questions or are unsure about anything, don't hestiate to ask me.

I've included my custom cloud smudge brush that I use in all my paintings

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Probably one of the best, if not the best, tutorial I've come across on creations of Nebula with the round brush approach. I'm so sick of seeing nebula brushes and other tutorials using fractals or some other resource. Good job going out of the box. I've been watching your work for some time now and am continually impressed by your consistent knack for good, organic-looking, nebula painting. I'm glad you finally shared your technique. I was very curious.
Maybe the only thing I would add: I've noticed most of your nebula creations take up the entire canvas. I may suggest working with smaller nebula, further away from the focal point, and adding additional space features into your art.
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a1calypso 15 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks  a lot!
Deus-Lux Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
One of the best tutorials I have come across! Thank you so much, this helped me with a contest entry!
I love how you make it easy to understand and clearly laid out. Thank you for this!
TylerCreatesWorlds Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad it was helpful. Its the only tutorial I've done so I was kinda just winging it.
Deus-Lux Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, it's fantastic either way. :)
DanieleRedRossini Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful! Thanks! Great work!
TylerCreatesWorlds Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem
Oblomovian Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the great tutorial!
i don't even use photoshop, (gimp is cheaper) but this tutorial was still very helpful.
used here
TylerCreatesWorlds Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem at all, glad it could help you.
Very helpful tutorial - thank you. I like your approach of only using simle tools like a round brush and a smudge (in most other nebula tutorials I've seen they used fractals).
TylerCreatesWorlds Jan 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really don't like the look of fractals, they look fake. So I've always tried to stay away from them forcing me to come up with my own method.
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