August ’05 Installment: C-Beams
What's more inspiring than deep space images of nebulae and space fog?
How about a single quote from Blade Runner?
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Yep, that's all it takes.
I too want to see C-beams glitter in the dark. Unfortunately, it's not likely this will happen any time soon, so all I could do was imagine what that looked like. So that's what I did this month.
Painting home-made nebulae has been on my to-do list for quite a while. I even had some early mockups that weren't worth using. Since I am in a bit of a hurry this month (I'm leaving for Sweden in 45 minutes, although that'll be 3 days ago when you read this), I picked up this mockup and did some things to it.
Those things involved using that Photoshop filter no-one uses (Render > Clouds) on a selection in a channel. The end result actually somewhat resembles space fog. Add to that a scattebrush that paints stars, and you have this months installment.
I want to write more about this, but time is of the essence. Enjoy, and leave me a comment or two and I'll get back to you when I get home.
P.S. The images are fairly high-res. To zoom, Right-click the images and select "Zoom In".