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***Update - Polar region now changed 18/04/2013***
My latest piece! This one took a lot of work. I created my own gas giant texture which was quite a challenge. After reading most of the gas giant tutorials on dA, I experimented with several methods, and even ended up using techniques for parts of it that were not featured in any of them. Textures and filters were among some of the techniques used. However, I didn't use the liquify filter or smudge tool. Perhaps the aforementioned tools would improve my current texture with practice. I was aiming for a really turbulent effect for the weather patterns on the main planet.
I used 3D modelling for the gas giant as I wanted to show some of the polar region. I made my own star brush too.
Photoshop CS5 extended
Soft round brush
Faves and downloads are all appreciated