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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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MooshCoww Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really fantastic tutorial! However, I've been trying this method for like a few weeks now and I just can't get passed the first step haha xD Do you have any other tips on how to make the clouds look like that? Every time I go in to define the cloud structures, it ends up looking wrong. Thank you!
isabelmagnolia Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is beautiful!
riazkhan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this will great for my cb proj.
TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hope it helps :)
riazkhan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Its gonna be a major help :D
I just hope i get the storyarc down right so i can kick off the creative goodness. 
McFisher Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial good sir! 

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Myselfsama Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful.
NOthruR0D Featured By Owner Edited Jun 26, 2014
Thanks for your tutorial! Was SO helpful haha Wink/Razz Wink/Razz
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TylerCreatesWorlds Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, looks good.
Sunspirits Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very cool and useful, :) thank you so much 
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