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Star Photography using Photoshop

Postby maverick » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:24 pm

Check out this cool video on how to put together a high quality star photo, using
multiple photo's by Dr. Russell Brown's (Photoshop Guru) down-loadable "Stack-A-Matic
Script".
Should inspire a lot of folks to get creative who may have been intimidated by the
whole process before.
Have fun!
http://av.adobe.com/russellbrown/BodieTown_SM.mov

Here is another u-tube video on using this process:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMERM7qQ ... re=related
I don't give out specific route information, my belief is that it takes away from the whole adventure spirit of a trip, if you need every inch planned out, you'll have to get that from someone else.

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Re: Star Photography using Photoshop

Postby The Other Tom » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:00 pm

Thanks, Maverick. I'll have to check out the videos in more depth this weekend.
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Re: Star Photography using Photoshop

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:50 pm

Or just go here and download this free program that does the same thing quick and easy.

http://www.startrails.de/html/software.html

This method is the only solid way to do star trails under certain applications such as a bright moon. It also lets you use a higher ISO to capture more stars since your doing much shorter exposures.

This shot that I have posted here before was done during a full moon. 154X 15 second exposures:

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Re: Star Photography using Photoshop

Postby maverick » Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:22 am

Hi Rogue

Both are free, they basically do the same thing, but the process to create the startrails
can be launched directly from Adobe Bridge, a major advantage for this PS script and
the fact you can do all the work with RAW files, is a major benefit.
You do need PS CS5 Extended, and it cannot make movies, but if you want to do more
with your photo's than just post on the web, than being able to work in raw is a major
and important advantage for any serious photographer who wants the best IQ possible.
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