Celestrial Posted February 4, 2011 Share Posted February 4, 2011 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Moderators Note: Images in this tutorial have kindly been supplied by Lynxster4 So i am a long time lurker on here, this is my first tutorial on these forums (be easy if i make a mistake please) Today we will be making something like this : Plugins needed : Shape3D So, first step, make a new canvas of any size you like ( i think a big one will be good depending on what size you want your galaxy). For this tutorial's purpose, we will be using 800x600 Step 1 : Stars Fill your canvas with black, then make some stars using noise set to low coverage( depending how many stars you'd like in the back ground), zero color saturation, and high intensity. Step 2 : The galaxy Add new layer, then render a Julia Fractal (Effects>Render>Julia Fractal) on the new layer. Name the layer galaxy. You can change colors of the fractal by using color balance or hue/saturation. Add some nice glow to it (Optional, makes it look better) Use twist on it, you can change how your galaxy will look with this option. Put nice glow on it again ( This will be the light every galaxy emits) Now this step is tedious, but it makes your galaxy look real (enough that is) Make a new layer, and use a size 2 brush color white to dimple on your galaxy "arms" ( the "bright stars" of the galaxy) After that, put glow on those "stars" with these settings: Put a Gaussian blur on those with a radius of 1, then merge layer down Now glow again on the new combined layer with maximum radius, - 100 brightness, and low contrast like this: Step 3 : The core Like with all galaxies, we need a core, so make a new layer, and set the color of your galaxy as secondary and a lighter version as primary: Then render clouds with these settings: Then run Shape3D on that, scale it down to the size you want of the core, then turn the x axis on lighting to max like so, Then run Gaussian blur on it with a radius of 15-30 Glow it like this then merge layer down : Now select the layer galaxy and use Rotate/Zoom (Layers -> Rotate/Zoom) and rotate it to how you want it: And you're done! You can customize it more by adding more stars or more glow to it, change it's color too! You can also add a low zoom blur to it ( This results in that green galaxy above , forgot to take a picture of this step, but i recommend it, just make sure you have a duplicate layer to keep the details) Here is my result: Hope you enjoyed this tutorial (my first) I will answer all questions on this tutorials too if you have trouble 3 Quote Don't go gentle in to that good night, rage on against the dying light. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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