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Comet or Shooting Star

Have you ever seen a falling star? Well even if you didnt with this tutorial you will be able to make one yourself.

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Make new layer by clicking on the icon of bent paper in layer pallet and with the selection of the stars sill selected, use Edit/Fill - white.

You shoud have the following.


The stars might be too big or too small, for that use Edit/Free transformation.

Next thing is to remove those stars that should not be there.

Make new Layer Mask, by clicking on the rectangle with a circle while you are in the stars layer. it will make white rectangle next to the layer icon, right?

In the case you have no idea what Layer Mask is, click here to read Mastering Layer Mask tutorial.

Set the colors to default (press D) and use Gradient tool to paint in the layer mask. What is black is hidden. so use the gradient to hide all you dont want. after that you should have some thing that already a bit resembles a night sky.



Now we will ade a bit of glow around the stars. Doubleclick on the layer icon, or go Layer/Layer style/Outer Glow, and use the following settings:



But the stars are still do shiny, so decrease Opacity of the layer to about 30% or as much as you like.

So we have this:

Now lets make a star. A shooting star.
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Submitted by Martin on 2006-04-16 23:26:09. Since then read 441719 times.
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ShadeX shadex DOT forums AT gmail DOT com said on 2006-04-23 10:21:46
Very nice tutorial! Good job

Elena mystra307 AT hotmail DOT com said on 2006-05-25 23:26:46
Fantastic. A very good idea to get beauty "summer" night pictures

Martin mato AT t-tutorials DOT com said on 2006-05-26 11:31:18
I am glad you liked it. It was not that hard to make from the technical point of view, but the problem was that I have not seen the shooting star for longer than 2 nanoseconds :) Good idea, I am so proud of myself :D thx

Du hikaruutadu AT yahoo DOT com said on 2006-06-05 19:37:06
XD god, i never know make a starry night could be this easy.

Astronomer salesblue AT hotmail DOT com said on 2006-06-22 11:28:06
Very nice tutorial, but as an amateur-astronomer I can say that the stars as well as the comet look lousy, sorry.

Dan chronosoldier21 AT gmail DOT com said on 2006-07-16 14:53:59
i would like permission to use your nightsky image for photoshop, and also to post on DeviantART. Base Image credits will be given. Email me for the answer Thanks, Dan

Tyler Tjay0609 AT yahoo DOT com said on 2008-04-30 10:52:13
Thanks so much. It's 1 in the morning of my girlfriend's birthday and i needed a picture to put on the front of the jewel case. i won't go into detail, but you saved me here. Thanks big time

Holly hollychemical AT live DOT co DOT uk said on 2008-11-21 11:01:45
Ah, thank you! It's a simple yet very effective tutorial. :]

aliiisaaa naymakoyer AT hotmail DOT com said on 2008-11-21 11:37:58
shooting stars arr thaa mst ugliestt fingz ii ave eva seen nd ur syd ittt bun

Patricia said on 2009-01-26 23:56:31
(: Wow so easy to follow. Good job. Instead of using the 'Outer Glow' effect. I duplicated the layer, and did a Gaussian Blur (4.7px) Does the same thing. : P But if you do both outer glow & GB, it makes a bigger shine. Hehe, I'll stop wasting your life. Anyways. Nice tutorial.

JBL said on 2009-02-01 03:53:09
Thank you, I needed such a tutorial!

Julie milletresors AT orange DOT fr said on 2009-05-29 09:53:17
Beautiful ! I'm looking for an illustration about shooting stars for a children's paper magazine (humble... 1000 readers) edited by a family association. May I use your picture ? I'll quote your credit and will give you more information if needed. Thank you ! Julie

Cindy cindy177 AT charter DOT net said on 2011-02-05 00:49:30
Thanks very much - this was incredibly helpful!

Anonymous said on 2011-02-25 23:51:05
that doesnt even look real

Anonymous said on 2011-02-25 23:51:06
that doesnt even look real

Becca said on 2011-02-25 23:58:14
wpw ur tutorial suck a LOT!!!! like that really doesnt look like a shooting star.... you suck, seriously...

Becca T said on 2011-02-26 00:00:05
oops, im sorry. i meant to say that this SUCKS A LOT!!! REALLY SUCKS

Becca T said on 2011-02-26 00:00:05
oops, im sorry. i meant to say that this SUCKS A LOT!!! REALLY SUCKS

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rawr said on 2012-04-15 08:34:06
Thanks for the tutorial, very helpful.

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