Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1
Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel
In two of my previous images I have made planets, so I guess it is ok to destroy a planet. After all I am still one planet ahead in the whole scheme of things and I didn’t need a Death Star to do it!
This is one very interesting image to create. The coolest part was how the Distort > Polar Coordinates feature was used to turn the “non-exploding” planet into a rectangle and then apply the effects and then turn it back into a sphere. Once again very cool.
Of course, I had to create a poster version. In this case, not the whole sphere, but a close up to see all the exploding carnage.