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Annie's Astro Actions


Having got an image from last week which I'm still not happy with my processing on, I've been looking at various forums, websites & other Google links to see if there is a way of removing all of the stars from my stack whilst leaving the nebula & background sharply in tact for further processing (so as to avoid damaging the star images).
I was therefore looking to see if there was a simple way of getting a 'starless' image to work on as a separate layer (it seems to me that I will need to lasso the nebula, invert the selection & then apply the likes of a median filter until the stars disappear) - hence how I stumbled across this new set of Astro Actions for Photoshop.

Anyway I've just paid £9.35 GBP for a set and had a quick go with the star removal tool which seems to work fine. No doubt there is a large overlap with Noel's excellent tools (which I already have) - but as I'd never heard of this new set of actions, I thought the link may be of interest to others here. ;)
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thanks for the link, just waiting for my password to come through......and I got it for £9.28....who says Britain is not flying out of recession!!

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Interesting thanks for the link Andy... ;)


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Nice find!!!

Ill try these when I get home tonight

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I have had them for a while now, some nice routines at a small cost, well worth it IMO
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But if You have Noel, why not just 'select brighter stars', expand, feather and then select inverse to work on the background?
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But if You have Noel, why not just 'select brighter stars', expand, feather and then select inverse to work on the background?
Olly

Easy answer - because I wasn't aware of that procedure. I still think that the package includes enough features to easily justify the cost - but obviously that's a matter of personal judgement. Also future updates are apparently free of charge, too.
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I've just ordered them.
As with Peter's and Noel's actions, there is some duplication, but there's enough that's different to keep a numpty like me happy.

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