I stumbled upon a tutorial you made ---> [link] and I have yet to actually go through step-by-step, but I have done a few other tutorials on how to do a nebula, a starry sky, etc., and I look forward to sitting down with your tutorial. I must say, I'm delighted with all of your images. I don't think I could even be considered an amateur at photoshop, but seeing your gallery (especially this image) I have been motivated and inspired to keep at it. I'm still pretty confused on the workings of textures and brushes, and I've only been able to make the ones I've made through the aide of a tutorial. I'll make sure to add you to my deviant watch list so I can view your latest works. Can't WAIT to see more!!
Thanks!! I'm thrilled to inspire people The best way to improve (and you've probably heard it before ) is practice, practice, practice, but also study the folks whose work you admire and learn how they do things, and don't be afraid to ask questions. I do have some more tutorials in the works, but I've been busy so I don't know when they'll be done But if you have any questions don't be afraid to ask, I try to answer everything. Go thru some tutorials and learn their techniques; once you understand their techniques you can use the skills and ideas in your own methods, that's basically how I started
If you are into space art specifically, you should join Solar Voyager (shameless plug I'm a mod there) there are lots of space-specific tutorials, as well as a great community of helpful artists and it's (mostly) geared towards realism in space art
I also found this excellent tutorial collection the other day [link] and this news article [link] both by the very helpful