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[TUT] Easy Starscape

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  • Kitteh


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Posted 21 June 2005 - 06:35 AM

I'm guessing there might be a few people wondering how to make those starscapes like you see in Star Trek and Star Wars with Photoshop.

Well, I've found out an easy way.
First, make a new image in Photoshop. The size doesn't matter. Fill in the background with black.
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Create a new layer and fill it with white.
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Set the new layer's blending mode to dissolve and the opacity to 1%.
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Now you're probably thinking: Wow, that's bright! Create a new layer underneath the star layer and merge the star layer down by pressing CTRL + E with it selected.
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Play around with Filter... Blur and Image... Adjustments... Brightness/Contrast until you get the desired effect.
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Now add something to spice it up. I vectored the Enterprise-A and put it in my picture.
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You're done! Use it as a wallpaper or crop it for a signature, whatever suits your fancy.
EXTRA NOTE: If you want even less stars, you can set the blending mode to dissolve and change the opacity to a low number, such as 1-20 percent, right after you merge the star layer down. However, for it to actually change anything, you have to move the layer just a small amount. I don't know why, but if you don't move the layer, nothing changes..

  • anuj


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Posted 21 June 2005 - 06:37 AM

I understand the idea behind it an all... but it's a layer blend mode.

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