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This tutorial is published by courtesy of :iconladyrapid:

Description: A guide to how =ladyrapid creates a beautiful starfield without using

"...any weird filter effects, no damn noise, and NO, NO, NO lens flare!"

Tutorials by same author:
Nebula Brushing -G-

Level: G - Guide

For the first deviation you put your here aquired knowledge to use, we would like you to credit =photoshop-tutorials so that others can find their way here! Send us a note, so we can take a look, we're naturally curious! Thank you!
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JulesHawke Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Used this here - [link]
JulesHawke Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Found this very useful and I find those noise fields unrealistic in most cases. Thanks.
xxxxBATTERYxxxx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Used here [link]

Thank for the tutorial
Jahpan Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this tutorial didnt really help me. i was expecting more of how you did the background the colors like that but you didnt say x--x
Amaradella Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here. Thanks.^-^
Amaradella Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used this here thanks a bunch. ^-^
Lamia-des Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
nice thanks
ColorfulEquine Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome and makes a beautiful starfield for anyone! Thanks a bunch!
ApwilCakes Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Hey i need a bit of help i did the basic stars and all on a black background but i need to know how did you get it a shade of green all over with sort of planets and streaks going through the green?
AirSaber Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow this was very easy! >< Thank you!
lordinear Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
good god..ty a lot a lot! for this amazing..
all the tuts use noise ..i'm glad you dont ^^
Pedrenso Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
good one!!
galactica-incognita Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Used a little star glare here. Thanks!
Kaji-Onna Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I used this tutorial in a piece of this picture ----> [link]
Wonderful tutorial!
Dichotomancer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Very awesome tutorial. I had been wondering about a way to make stars without bothering with a noise field, and now I know how.
PaisCharos Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used your tutorial for part of this image found here [link]

mithrandirff7 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
I used this just now to create a colorful star field for a gift I'm making! I love how simple this is. It worked like a charm--thank you!
Animalluver4eva Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
this was really helpful ^^ I didn't know what you meant about reducing the size... If you could, do you think you could explain how to do that? Thanks :)

[link] Somewhat used your idea with lighting effects ^^
Eil Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
What he means by that, I suspect, is that he makes them smaller by using Transform (for example).

Simply make a selection around the star you want to reduce in size (not necessary if it's on its own layer) - just drag a selection square around it or something. Then hit Ctrl+T or go to Edit>Transform>Free Transform. Then just drag the corners of the Transform area to reduce or increase the size :)

Let me know if you still have problems :)
Animalluver4eva Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010
Ohhh... Ok :) Thanks
goobi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Love it! Love it! LOVE IT!

I've combined, over the years, several tutorials to get my own style but this makes me so freakin happy!

I hated the old noise and lens flare mix, it always looked to flat, and the more "3D-ish" effect of this tut is absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to try it!!
photoshop-tutorials Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
That's great :aww: :hug:

I agree with you and the author - some of the noise/lens flare tuts were truly horrendous. But this one [link] I used 3-4 years back and I still use the psd from time to time when I want a slight scatter of stars in my manips, and don't feel like using brushes.

:noir: *Eil
goobi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
That is one of the ones I used. That was the most recent actually since I only learned of Greg last year. But even he, in my eyes, does not compare to the one above.
paintevil Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, I just started (trying to)"draw" these space picture's and I got some low lvl stuff done. can u say if this ( [link] ) is any good from me? Like beginners work. thanks and sorry for pestering you.
swimmingwiththekids Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Thanks for this, was very useful for me to create my own starfield! :)
amritvirk23 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Professional Interface Designer's really helpful... :)
Snowbacon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very nice tutorial C:
CoconutDragon Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
This is a wonderful tutorial, very helpful and easy to follow!
nmsmith Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done.
Micheal-C Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
Thats actually pretty damn cool. Faved and saved.
Renilicious Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
focallength Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
I definitely will try this.
amazingtoma Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
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