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    Wip Planetary night view [WIP]

    Hello there,

    The following is a study. I never gave a try at representing planets and stellar bodies so I'm posting here for critics and advices.
    I'm using Photoshop.

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    The purpose is to represent the night side of a planet. I was always amazed by how Earth can look from space, night side.

    My difficulty is here to have the lights from civilization/settlements being a prominent feature. Yet not end being "too bright".

    The other difficulty I have is to represent clouds. I've tried adding a layer of white dots on which I applied a motion blur but it just make "clouds" hazy, more like a fog.
    So if anyone has suggestions...

    as a reference, here follows the work without the "lights" and shadow

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    Edit : the final purpose is to include the view into a "LCARS-style" (from Star Trek) with notable places being zoomed in.

    Last edited by kridenow; 10-19-2009 at 08:06 AM.

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