Software: Adobe Photoshop CS 5.1, Adobe Illustrator CS 5.1
Tutorial: Spoon Graphics Blog
From the number of space images I have created, I guess I have a love of space and it exploration. This image is a bit different in it is not trying to be scientifically accurate, it has a bit of a romantic feel to it. I have to admit that the colour pallet reminds me of the work David Blackwood (see http://www.davidblackwood.com/).
On a more technical level, this image is different since much of the work was done in Adobe Illustrator. An interesting fact is that layer styles were rarely used in the creation of this image, but blending modes and masks were used numerous times. I have to thank NASA for the use of the background image.