(and if that title doesn’t send the dumbfucks in government who think that RSS and Twitter feeds are terrorist tools running for the hills, nothing will!)
I’ve been re-reading and loving Crimson Dark, which is, quite possibly, the best sci-fi webcomic ever. Not only is it beautifully written with great lines, terrific characters and created using a compelling blend of 3d renders and ….uh…. more 3d renders (and more than a little Photoshop), but the creator, David Simon, is also an awesomely great guy.
Among his pile of tutorials I found this little gem, a You Tube video showing how to create explosions in Photoshop. Using clouds. Yep, the fluffy white things in the sky.
Y’know what – it works too, brilliantly.
Here’s proof. Take one sub-par boring render of a sub-par boring spaceship………..
Add space background, follow tutorial, and…………
DIRECT HIT! TAKE THAT, SUCKERZ!
(Click to enlarge)
Not bad for a first attempt. Not bad at all.
I love you, Internet.