jerry533482 Posted January 23, 2010 Share Posted January 23, 2010 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it I've seen some awesome space pics, and I've noticed that they usually include a nebula in the background. So, I've decided to make a basic tut for this. Please note that this lesson is a guideline; we will not be creating any advanced deep-sky objects (I have made some other tuts on this if you're interested: A galaxy tut; and a star tut). You will need 1 plugin for this: - Color Filter The outcome: 1. Create a new image. I chose 800x600 because it's easier to manage. Fill the canvas with black or press ctrl+shift+I to invert colors(assuming that you're background was initially white). 2. Add noise to your heart's desire. These will be the stars in the background. If you stick with a 0 for saturation, a high intensity, and very low coverage, The effect will be more realistic. 3. If done correctly, it should look like this: 4. Create a new layer. Make sure your primary color is black and your secondary is white. Go to effects>render>clouds. Keep the sliders at their default settings, but change the blending mode to difference. 5. Repeat(ctrl+F) a couple times. It should look like this when you're done: 6. Go to effects>color>color filter. Slide the nub to the color you want your nebulae to be, and press OK. 7. And finally, go to layer properties for the current layer(you should be on the second layer). Change the blending mode to glow, and slide the visibility bar to the left until you can see the stars in the background with relative ease. Hit OK. You're done! You now know how to make a good background for your space pictures. Good luck on the creations, guys. Quote Space...The Final Frontier. -James Tiberius Kirk; circa 2260s My gallery: Jerry's Paint.NET creations My tuts: sun galaxy rings My youtube: http://www.youtube.com/jerry533482 YLOD VICTIM Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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