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BSF read the description by dyemooch BSF read the description by dyemooch
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE DESCRIPTION. YES. I MEAN ALL OF THE DESCRIPTION.
Okay. I keep saying I'm gonna do this over on Twitter, and I keep forgetting to do this, so anyway.

Here's the gist-
This is a BASIC star-field I made up in Photoshop a while ago when I realized a lot of what I do involves space in the background. RATHER than CONSTANTLY eat up time making star-fields OVER AND OVER again, I made a QUICK- and I mean REALLY quick- star field. I prefer to use this versus finding a star-field online that MAY NOT be okay to use for commercial purposes.
See, the thing is that people assume "if I find it on the internet, it's okay for me to use in my projects!"
No, that's not true. JUST because you find it online doesn't mean that the artist doesn't want it to be used in commercial media- they might not even want the work used AT ALL, but because shit gets REPOSTED around the internet like CRAZY without any credits(see: Facebook photos and Tumblr posts- even deviations here), people forget that people don't want their works being used EVERYWHERE.
SO yeah. Anyway. Basic star-field background I made(using a shitload of custom brushes((90%of those are ones I made, which I will eventually make available here too when I can pack them up properly)).
A few images in which I've used this background:

[link] (via my gallery)

[link] (via ~glovestudios' gallery)

[link] (via *markerguru's gallery)
[link] (via *markerguru's gallery)

[link] (via ~Dan-the-artguy's gallery)

[link] (via *callykarishokka's gallery)

Space background is free for commercial or personal use, but conditions are:
NEVER just by itself. It must be PART of an image. Tossing text over the background DOESN'T COUNT. There must at least be some fucking planets or a character or SOMETHING ELSE contributing to the overall image.
-This is a credit-free image; meaning that if you post up a deviation using this in the background or whatever, you don't have to credit or link back to my gallery or this page. That'd be neat if you did, but by all means just have fun with it.
-THAT SAID, IF you want to share it with friends through IMs or whatever, I would most CERTAINLY appreciate it if you would link back to this deviation rather than just sending the image file over just because I would like to see if there is an interest in things like this(via image views/favorites/whatever).

I can't think of a lot of times I make these kinds of stock background images, but I do have a couple of things like this I'd be more than happy to share if I feel the want for it is there.
Thanks a bunch, and I certainly appreciate your time reading this. Very few people pay attention to this information!
File size: 2 MB
3228 x 5028 300dpi (is an RGB file to save space)

I'll post a "tutorial" in ways this can be used/adjusted/edited when my schedule is free if there is interest in it(or just tutorials in general).
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TGping Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Conisder my interest to include tutorials in general as well, sorry for the spamminess here :(
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TGping Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I would definitely be interested in a tutorial type post as well :)
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therockingpurple Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
awesomeness!! <3
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Lady-Elita-1 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks my friend for showing me this :la: and I did use it. take a look. [link] ^^ hope you like it... its my OC Causeway.
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originalnameless Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
people assume: 'if i find it on the internet, it's okay for me to use it in my project'
so true, a friend of mine :iconbernce: just fell victim of an opportunistic idiot who used his artwork without permission :rage:
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That bites! I'm sorry to hear that your friend had someone using his artwork. I hope the situation was taken care of!
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originalnameless Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sadly, it isn't... but he's dealing with it calmly :)
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windraven Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for posting this and making it available to everyone. You rock! :D
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PriscillaTR Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
Daaaaaaamn, I love how you color the background. Specially when the scene takes place in the space!

I remember looking at the first page of Defiance #1 for hours trying to figure out how you've managed to color such a beautiful spacey sky~ <3 But the answer is pretty obvious, isn't it?Because YOU ARE AWESOME, you >:I
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am 0% awesome; you are 100% awesome.
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for sharing!

Really good points about the abuse of non-stock images that is so frequent.

Any tip for improving star fields?

I made one for this Mosaic [link] but now I compare it to this one and yours is clearly better.

About tutorials, yes those would be great. I really like the work you are doing with covers and RiD stuff.
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, that star field is bumpin' D:! Your's is totally better than mine XD
I have custom brushes that do nice little additions to this star field; when I have free time I'll set them up on here.
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Neoconvoy Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!

Well, I still think that your stars are better defined!
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Cyber-Kun Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I've had a Silver Surfer/ Galactus Peice I did that's been kicking around, would look awesome with this as a background.
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome : D!
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Karyudo-DS Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Yeah I've seen so many people just grab stuff off the internet, so seriously thanks for this one. Great resource. I ended up taking up photography to get some of my textures. Hate it when you can trace stuff around the net...unless it's specifically okay.
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LisaSky-Art Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   General Artist
Very true - and this was very awesome of you. :)
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional
I have something like this m'self for the exact same reasons (along with some cloud backgrounds). I'm not as generous as you when it comes to sharing 'em with the masses though. ;)
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really debated sharing it, honestly, but I figured with how frustrated I get with seeing stock-photos in a lot of colorist's stuff and that they probably DON'T check to see if it's okay to use for commercial use for free, that I should do something and provide this c:
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PaulHanley Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional
Yeah- there was one project I worked on where I saw that happen in the coloring stage, and it really ticked me off. It's lazy and irresponsible in so many ways, and 90% of the time they don't even make it look like it isn't a photo, which is when I "really" get annoyed. So while what you're doing may not stop some folks from being lazy, at least it'll help prevent thievery and shitty artwork. :D
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, that's exactly one thing that bothers me about the stock-photo backgrounds. It's that not only is it probably being used commercially without permission, but unless your style can match it, it just sticks out. Sometimes doing some tiny editing to an image can take it a long way-- but I digress; I just agree with what you said XD
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skydive1588 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks for giving us permission to use this! It's kind of just what I needed. I'll definitely credit you, though!
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Much appreciated! : D Have fun with it! Credit is completely not necessary, but if you know anyone that could use this too, feel free to share the link with them. I might post up more little things like this in the future if it does well enough c:
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skydive1588 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just put it in the background of my drawing, and it looks amazing. Thanks again so much! I really am hoping you'll find the time to post some tutorials. :)
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skydive1588 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that going to be on here, or elsewhere?
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! : D!
When I post up my custom brushes, I'll toss up a kind of tutorial. c:
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o-rlyization Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for speaking up about this--nice to see someone well-known on here talking about image theft/misuse.

Hope you have the time to post a tutorial (or two... three? Fooooour?). It'd be awesome to see one from you since your coloring is amazing.
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I would certainly love to post up a tutorial- especially how to do a really quick star field like this- as well as simple coloring tutorials, custom brush making, etc. I hope to toss up my custom brushes on here eventually!
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o-rlyization Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Personally, I'd prefer to see your coloring tutorials since I really like your coloring style, but I'm sure a lot of folks would be happy with anything you toss our way. LOL
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FrankORourke Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't want to mooch off you so I'll ask this instead: what brushes or textures did you use to make this. I'd love to take a crack at making my own with your friendly guidance. :)
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The brushes I used are mostly all my own original brushes that I will put in a pack together and put up here at some point soon, I hope! There is one spatter brush I found on an old archive CD from back in 2003, but it's not used but maybe a handful of times. Everything else is a combination of my custom brushes, default photoshop brushes, and gradients/layer effects, as well as a touch of playing with color balance.
This piece is made to be mooched off of, man! You don't have to credit and it's something I love to use as a starter "star field" and then add to it(like the Puggleformer print I did for Callykarishokka- that used this image as a base).
Just have fun with it c:
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FrankORourke Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Alright Josh good to know man.

I keep pushing myself as a colorist so hard. I use you and Clayton Crain. as 2 of my top "I'd love to colors as good as him someday" guys lol
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Transypoo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
If I was at home, I'd download this thing SO fast! I still wanna make my own, but this is a really good one!
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LiamShalloo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
here here.
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Nomad55 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very cool. If I use it I will be sure to credit you just because its the right thing to do :D
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Shioji-san Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ooh very nice space field =D and for free use *w* I like this very much yes xD I'm amused to see that use just reuse your BG's over and over though do you not fear it would get repetitive? Or does it not matter since there is usually a lot going on in the images for that to usually be noticed?
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
There's usually a lot going on over the images, so it's rarely noticed-- but aside, I usually do a lot of changing for it if it's going to be something that appears a lot or if it will be the majority of the image(The Unicron image linked is the first time I used it/made it).
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BDixonarts Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
cool thanks man, I always have a time making star fields...can't even count how many i've made but this one rocks, nice job :D
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
saaammmeee.. I've made these so much that I just needed a shortcut.
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BDixonarts Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I hear ya man...I think I'm gonna make a few backgrounds for when I'm doing some color projects :D
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Dzorek Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this! (:
I'll be sure to credit if I ever end up using this for something!
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Not necessary to credit in the image, but I hope it's of good use for you : D
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T16skyhopp Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No prob c:
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RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012
:iconspacecoreplz: "SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACEE!"
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MattMoylan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice of you dude!
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man! I hope it can get some decent mileage c:
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is an absolutely marvelous starfield - the distribution of shiny bits and nebulous bits looks really natural (or at least well-composed so my brain is properly fooled). It's great of you to offer such a construct for others to use, especially considering the effort you put into it. Thank you.
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dyemooch Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem!
I'm really flattered by your comment- I humbly admit that when I made this, it was pretty much a "bleh! just need something to start off with!" and 'scribbled' this out real quick.
XD Thank YOU. C:
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Ha-HeePrime Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're such a kick, Josh. I love you man.
Star background = good idea. good execution. good stuff.
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