Title: Kingdom of the Sun
Name: Cristian Baciu
This is one of the few works I did 100% in 2D from scratch. From beggining 'til end it was painted in Photoshop. Noise filters followed by gaussian blurs, brightness/contrast adjustments, color overlays and soft brushes made the stars. For the sun I used a series of filters, including clouds, crystalize, radial blur and a couple more. The sun flare were made with brushes. For the planet I used a simple system: a spherized pattern with brushed shadow and some gaussian blur. Finally I used the dodge tool to outline a stronger glow.