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Night Sky with Stars

Serene and tranquil scenery of stars and a major sun and Earth. Worth seeing.

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Making Night Sky with Stars

 As a motivation for those less patient, here is what wil our final work look like:

Part I. - Dark Background


First of all, we need a background that would be dark enough but that will not be too homogenous. We will therefore make

a New Layer (or double click on background to make a layer of it - you can use any layer)


After double clicking on the layer Blending Options dialog shows itself.

Swich to the Gradient Overlay and use some dark colors.(Black and Dark Blue).

Here are my settings of that Gradient Overlay:

So now we shoud have something closely resembling moonless (or starless:) night sky.

That was part one. Lets move to the stars making.
See Part II. on the next page
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Submitted by Martin on 2006-05-09 10:56:23. Since then read 108107 times.
Scored 4.17 points out of maximum 5 by 99 votes.

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Francisco sisco027 AT netzero DOT com said on 2006-06-03 08:44:31
Excellent tutorial, I'll be coming back for more. Thanks.

Martin mato AT t-tutorials DOT com said on 2006-06-05 21:18:26
I am glad to hear that! I deem some of our tutorials really tutorialling and really worth going through. Looking forward to seeing you here again :D

Hotaru hotaru209 AT gmail DOT com said on 2006-06-20 02:49:05
Pretty nice, but my suggestion is that you should have kept out the lens flare and picture of the earth. The stars and night don't look photorealistic, so an earth image like that looks out of place. Plus lens flares have a tendency to look gimmicky. Great tutorial though, the stars and nebula are the cool parts here anyway, and they turn out pretty well.

Tom said on 2006-09-21 09:52:35
Well actually I was expecting a little better when i found this tut i was actually searching for how to make an Earth and this came up so really this is a tut for star making with an Earth pasted in the middle....just my opinion ~Tom

bill wewew AT hotmail DOT com said on 2006-11-15 13:59:38
i only used up to the stars and nebula, but it was still great

Moses said on 2007-03-14 09:12:25
Excellent tutorial but got stuck at the nebula part. Was unclear how to get it rendered like the image, and with the gradiant part of the earth in the layer mask.

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