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Annie's Astro Actions (action for PS)
Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:06 AM
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.
Keep Looking Up!
Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:43 AM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:15 AM
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:33 AM
Posted 26 April 2010 - 10:44 AM
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 11:37 AM
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Posted 26 April 2010 - 03:58 PM
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.
But if You have Noel, why not just 'select brighter stars', expand, feather and then select inverse to work on the background?
Keep Looking Up!
Posted 26 April 2010 - 04:28 PM
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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