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Post by Pikachu3828 »

I know I'm not as good as stevie_2 when it comes to Photoshop, but that doesn't mean I can't use it at all :wink: May I? In this tutorial I'll show you how to make a space background like so:
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Step one is to make a new document. Make it rather large, around 500-600 pixels else the stars will all be too close together. Then create a new layer and fill it black like so
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For the next step, go to Filter - Noise - Add Noise. For distribution select Gaussian and select the Monochromatic checkbox. The amount is up to you. You don't want too much noise nor too little. I selected 12.5% here.
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Next step is Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur. The radias need only be about 0.5
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For the next step go to Image - Adjustments - Threshold. I find a setting of around 38 works nicely. You should end up with something that's starting to look like space, even if it is somewhat crude at this point.
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Next step is Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur again. A radius of around 0.8 should do it. Beginning to look more like stars now, eh?
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Now the first actual arty part (sintead of inputting figures into filters) Make a new layer with white as the foreground colour and select the airbrush tool (select a brush, go to the brushes tab in the far right and select "airbrush") The pressure need only be at a very low setting. Now just pick some stars and paint a little glow on them. You're finished!
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Post by stevie_2 »

Very nice end result, and easy to follow. Good Job! :wink:
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Post by Pikachu90000 »

Very nice. Good job. To thoese that don't have Photoshop just save the image and crop it for something else
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Post by iamsmall »

cool... can u tell me where the photoshop can be downloaded...
if it can't be downloaded where can we buy it?

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Post by PD Wooper »

In fact, you can do near enough the same thing in PSP.

1: Fill a blank image with black.
2: Adjust -|> Add/Remove Noise -|> Add Noise...
Monochrome, Gaussian, 25%
3: Adjust -|> Blur -|> Gaussian Blur -|> 0,5 px
4: Adjust -|> Brightness/Contrast -|> Threshold
33 worked nicely.
5: Adjust -|> Blur -|> Gaussian Blur -|> 1,0 px
6: Use airbrush, size 3, density 100, hardness 0 and highlight a few stars.

Here are my results with PSP9
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I set it as my desktop background, works very nicely.

I have also written a tutorial for the GIMP, for a desktop background

1: Find out your resolution, then create an image of that size. For this purpose, mine is 1024x768
2: Fill the image with black
3: Filters -|> Noise -|> Hurl...
Seed: anything Randomisation: 1 Repeats: 1
4: Filters -|> Blur -|> Gaussian...
IIR, radius 1,0px
5: Image -|> Mode -|> Indexed...
Black and White
6: Image -|> Mode -|> RGB
This is basically threshold ;3
7: Filters -|> Blur -|> Gaussian...
IIR, radius 2,0px
Here, you choose if you want to highlight stars or do a flare.
If you want to do a flare,
8a: Filters -|> Light Effects -|> FlareFX
Set it to percent, and change to suit you.

If you want to highlight stars, use an airbrush, foreground white and highlight away ^_~

Here are my results using a flare: http://pokeden.com/tutorial/space2.png
Please note that the quality is choppy at first, because it is interlaced. That basically means those of you on dial up can see a rough outline of what this /is/ before the accurate image loads.
Hallo n_~

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Nice PSP and The GIMP versions, PD Wooper :mrgreen:

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Post by Dekuben »

Lol, i did something similiar t this with the spraycan.

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Post by Prof. Blake »

What is this photoshop? do i have to buy it?

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yeah It cost about $300
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Post by Prof. Blake »

ok ho-oh you better not be joking and if you aren't that why bother getting it... also my family isnt the richest and i want photo shop real bad because of all the cool thing you can do with it :'( why why! and if your joking than.. were can i get it?

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Sorry but it's very very expensive. The GIMP is free, though.

GIMP.org
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Post by Ho-Oh »

how do you download it?
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