I've seen planty of Earth-like planets before. But the large one at the bottom is superb. I am especially fond of the clouds on it. I have always wondered how so many space artists get realistic satellite view clouds. Is it a manipulated photo or texture by any chance ? ( I won't crit if it is )
I wish I knew that earlier, It is so obvious. Of course it bothers me how some lazy people don't manipulate it. I can sometimes even recognise familiar shapes in commonly used clouds. But I can tell a lot of work was put into this one to make it unique.
Okay well, after I've spherized and shrunk it down and what not. I duplicate my plain planet, inverse the color, and set it to soft light. Then I nudge it a couple times from where the light is coming from, then I duplicate the original one and bring it to the top at soft light as well to restore original colour..