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02-19-2003, 05:05 PM
This is an old picture that I've reworked. Photoshop start to finish.

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02-19-2003, 07:56 PM
Wow, this is really amazing, with all those details and stuff, and great concept too! :thumbsup:
How big is the original picture?

02-19-2003, 08:50 PM
Thanks... The original is about 5000 x 3400 pixels.

02-19-2003, 09:19 PM
Originally posted by eyewoo
Thanks... The original is about 5000 x 3400 pixels.

Lookin' good.

Would make a great wallpaper. Mind putting up an 1024X768 one?

02-19-2003, 09:51 PM
sure thing... herewith...

02-19-2003, 10:08 PM
that's great, I would really like to see the original. The city is so sparkly, I can't find anything really wrong with it. Nice use of atmospheric perspective.

02-19-2003, 10:13 PM
Thanks, Eyewoo :thumbsup:

02-19-2003, 10:27 PM
Wow! All in Photoshop? Can I come over and watch you work? That's amazing stuff! Reminds me of Bladerunner meets Aliens- in my mind anyway.

02-19-2003, 10:27 PM
I wouldn't mind being hooked up with a full shize version ;) It's simply incredible! The details are insane... infact, I didn't believe that it was Photoshop until I saw the Detail of the coloseum, and in the background there was a slightly crooked spotlight. My jaw literally hit the floor.

02-19-2003, 10:29 PM
Wow, very nice, and film resolution too! Definitely setting this as my BG for a few days, something that rarely happens!

02-19-2003, 10:34 PM
Wonderful cityscape :thumbsup:
Maybe add flying cars or starships? Nah, too typical. I like the golden and clean look, a huge futuristic city but healthy and happy.

Nice detail using one of your drawings for the TV screen.

02-19-2003, 10:42 PM
WOW! I didn't know that one could do such things with photoshop! :eek: How long have you been working with photoshop?

02-19-2003, 11:08 PM
Fantastic work! I can't wait tillthe day when I can do stuff like that, right now im stuck on messing around having junk come out. :-)
A originial copy of the picture would be nice to see how good you really are(not saying you aren't!)

02-19-2003, 11:12 PM
wow, how big the actual res you worked in :eek:

02-19-2003, 11:24 PM
Originally posted by eyewoo
sure thing... herewith...

got one in 1600x1200 ? :applause:

02-19-2003, 11:41 PM
simply stunning !!!!!!!!!!!!!! a new york of the future :bounce:

i would like to see a sibit at res .. maybe a crop of a part of a building or that civic center :D

02-19-2003, 11:49 PM
Great work!:thumbsup: You must be pro in PhotoShop.

I realy like the good and clean atmosphere. And nice greenhouse you got there. Just one question... Is that the Empire State Building?....itīs fairly smal if you compare with the other buildings, I like that!:)

02-20-2003, 12:00 AM
I just love future cityscapes, especially the absolutely insane 400-story types like this one. Another for the inspiration folder.:applause:

02-20-2003, 12:29 AM
yes pleeeease put up a 1600 x 1200 :D

02-20-2003, 12:33 AM
This is just delicious!

Amazing, Amazing Stuff.

Keep up the great work!

Oh and 1600x1200 would be just dandy too!

02-20-2003, 12:42 AM
Here's a chunk at full rez...

Michael Chen
02-20-2003, 12:54 AM
Wow thats what I call awesome rework :buttrock:

I was wandering do you have a picture of your old image?

02-20-2003, 01:02 AM
Looks damn cool, and a little note, I would be wary of posting the full high res picture because it has a larger chance of being stolen and ending up on some weird chinese video board box. :surprised:

For saftey I would keep the pictures you post below any resolution useable for print.

awsome picture again tho :drool:

02-20-2003, 01:14 AM
Looks nice. I wont critique because your not really working on it.
I would like to see some ones that you are working on though.
You dont have a website do you?
Thx for the post. It inspires me to paint.


02-20-2003, 01:15 AM
Wowzers! The little Chrysler building provides a great sense of scale. An absolute stunner - thx for the desktop version.

02-20-2003, 02:09 AM
wow nice ...

i was actully browsing the sijun forums a long time ago and saw the WIP of this .... Amazing ...

02-20-2003, 02:10 AM
Hmmmmm ..... Cant view.

Please help me to help you help me see? Please?

02-20-2003, 02:27 AM
Awesome painting! Very very cool. :beer:

I can't figure out what angle this is from.. I've used the chrysler building as a reference point of navigation for so long that my brain automatically tries to figure out from where this "picture is taken", so to speak.
So if I assume that the chrysler building hasn't been moved, then that would mean that central park is back to the left, behind the biggest building.. but if that is the case, then the river looks wider than I can remember. But then again you could just have placed the chrysler building there to throw me off. Confusing. hehe. :)

Anyway, kickass matte painting eyewoo! :beer:

02-20-2003, 02:37 AM
yeah i remember seeing this on

nice work.

02-20-2003, 04:29 AM
if youre not going to post a full size, that's fine with me, but i would still love to see a 1600x1200, cos my screen is a 21 inch screen, or so, but anyway anything below 1600x1200 seriously looks blury and pilixy if i strench it to fit my desktop!

so could you post a 1600x1200 plx

it kick ass :bounce: :bounce:

btw couple questions.

how long did it take you to make this picture, and how long have you been working in photoshop?

02-20-2003, 04:32 AM
Here's my perspective layout for the domed building. It was all worked out in Photoshop and manually drawn using the various PShop tools - the oval tool, line tool, etc and manipulated with the transform tool. After the perspective lines were worked out, I then drew and painted the dome.

02-20-2003, 04:40 AM
ah that's a cool idea, never thought about using a wireframe sort of view to create something, :)

i can see how it can really help with the paining of the picture. i guess i sort of assumed you guys/gals just picked up a tablet or a mouse and just started paining :bounce:

02-20-2003, 05:06 AM
I dont find a WIP at, (just discovered the site)

WOW Eyewoo. just plain WOW!!

:applause: :buttrock: :applause: :buttrock: :applause:

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

02-20-2003, 06:28 AM
I love your work. Could we please have one at 1600x1200 though so I can set it as my wallpaper. Thanks.

02-20-2003, 12:04 PM
so insane man

02-20-2003, 01:27 PM
Wow, beautiful!

02-20-2003, 01:49 PM
jeez, how do you people do this!

02-20-2003, 02:09 PM
This picture is really impressive ! Would love to have it as a 1600x1200 background *hint* ;)

I also visited your site... wow ! You have some impressive work there ! Your 2D game art is also incredible, great job ! :D

Thoses portraits are also incredible !

02-20-2003, 02:27 PM
Here's a link to a 1600 wide wallpaper:

and here's a repeat to the 1024 wide wallpaper:

Thanks for all the comments and interest. It's somewhat more than I expected... :bounce:

02-20-2003, 03:53 PM
mindboglingheartstopping bombshell of a beauty.

I think it calls for a more detailed description of how you did it than you have already provided us hungry ones.
Where do you start, what do you use and so on..., how much time did this one take???

enlighten us!!!

:buttrock: :bounce: :drool: :airguitar :buttrock: :bounce: :drool: :airguitar

02-20-2003, 06:35 PM
Wow .. :applause:

02-20-2003, 07:43 PM
OK... I went back to my original backup disk and put together these stages of development.
This was the first very rough layout sketch.
I wanted to get that forground building pretty much done as the first thing. This is probably not a very recomended way of working.
I found a photo of NYC in a perspective that was close to what I had developed so far, so I used it to layout elements of the old city.
With the foreground buildings well close to being finished, I roughed in the bacground layout and lighting.
Now I'm spending most of the time on the background buildings and sky
At this point I did some serious color correction on all the layers. Haven't started working on the domed building to the left.
Finished the domed building and some smaller buildings in front... More color correction and that pretty much finished off this first stage.

This was in June of 2002. Then last week, I added to the foreground building and the suspension tube thing.

Now I'm done with it...

02-20-2003, 08:12 PM
Hear ye, hear ye!

I hereby pronounce the one called "eyewoo" Photoshop God!

Let us now bow in reverence.

This is the second day looking at the thread and I'm still in awe.


02-20-2003, 09:34 PM
Awesome - eyewoo definitely a Photoshop God :buttrock:

02-20-2003, 10:54 PM
WOW, awesome work with perspective .
The color scheme and the lighting is excellent too, i love it !

The hires pics looks very impressive, i'm totally stunned by your work man :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

02-20-2003, 11:18 PM
Thanks for the description. I have never seen something like that.:eek:

:bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

02-21-2003, 03:49 AM
konst... Well, I'm not sure it is the best way to create an image like this... unless you have some years of experience. I was hesitant to show the progression, because it is not really a very good tut for developing artists. Certainly it would not have been my process 30 years ago... :)

At any rate, I guess it has some interest.

02-21-2003, 04:08 AM
I think someone forgot to give a certain someone an cg talk award =) very nice work there eyewoo. althouh some buildings are crooked but its freaking tite!

02-21-2003, 02:41 PM
Yeah... I think I tilted the buildings a tad to far... I've corrected it.

Here are the wallpaper links again with the corrected perspective tilt:

The 1600 wide wallpaper:

The 1024 wide wallpaper:

Thanks again for all your comments and suggestions...

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