Nai Posted February 22, 2016 Share Posted February 22, 2016 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it @Nai said: "This tutorial is dedicated to @johnnysdream who was curious about how I made this image". Moderator's Note: As a lot of the images from @Nai had disappeared it was necessary to recreate her steps and the results may not be exactly as @Nai intended. The editing of these steps have been made possible by @Pixey - @ReMake and @Woodsy This tutorial is a combination of @Red ochre's Clipwarp plugin ( either one can work ) and an adaptation to a Photoshop tutorial made by Jenny Le. (comments by by @Nai) Plugins used are: Clipwarp - Objectedge & Noise choice by @Red ochre found in his pack here. + Bevel Selection by @BoltBait and Threshold by Ed Harvery. There are two parts to this tutorial in order to achieve the desired results. Here is the image used in the tutorial. First Part : 'Ice Castle' text. 1. Upload the above image into Paint.net. Use - Image - Crop to selection - to fix the canvas size. 2. Create a new layer. Type your text (Riot Squad was used here) size #84 with the color hex #808080. 3. Align the text to center. With the Magic Wand set to Global, select the text and Invert the selection. Use Bevel Selection @ #7 and alternate lightning direction checked. 4. Run Red Ochre's Object Edge plugin with this setting : 5. Copy the background layer to the clipboard (Ctrl A, Ctrl C, Ctrl D) and select the Text layer and run Clipwarp plugin (older or newer version). 6. Duplicate Text layer. Change the blending mode either to Additive or Screen. 7. Then merge the two Text layers into one. Now we are done with the first part. Second Part : Starry Background 1. Create a new layer between Text layer and Background layer. Fill it with the color black. 2. Add noise to this new layer. My personal choice is @Red ochre's Noise Choice plugin. 3. Go to Effects>Color>Threshold. Run that in this setting : 4. Duplicate the layer twice so you have 3 layers of dots. 5. On the first Layer (lower) layer, run Motion Blur at this setting : 6. Run Motion Blur on second Layer layer on this setting : 7. Run Gaussian Blur with this setting on the third layer of Layer 3 : 8. Change the blending mode of the second and third layers to Screen. Merge these 3 layers into one and rename the layer 'Sparkles'. 9. Copy the Sparkles layer three times, to make four layers of Sparkles. Rename them so you don't get confused. Change the blending mode of Sparkles2, Sparkles3 and Sparkles4 to Screen. Merge those layers down to the Sparkles layer. Then change the blending mode to Color Dodge and you will see stars on your background image : 10. Duplicate Sparkles layer, and run Gaussian Blur on duplicated layer with strength 2px. Run Levels to adjust the brightness of the stars. 11. Copy the Background layer. Set the blending mode to Overlay. Run Gaussian Blur slightly to your liking. Set Opacity level to your liking. And now we are done ! Hopefully this tutorial can put smiles in @johnnysdream face and so to the others who are interested in making a starry background. Can't wait to see what the others can do with this tutorial ! All The Best ! 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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