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Create Stars in Photoshop

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Sep 04

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Creating Stars in Photoshop

For this image we added stars to the sky to give it a bit more detail. Doing this sort of thing is not as hard as it sounds and can really make a photo stand out. We start by opening the brush palette and working with spacing, scatter, size jitter, and opacity jitter to get the stars spaced out.

Using Curves

Today we are using a mix of curves layers to bring out details in this image. The trees in the original photo were almost black, and much of the detail was lost. We start by brighting them up and bringing back detail.

We also use curves to add color and light to the sky, making the photo a bit more dynamic!

Announcing the Winners of Phamily Week Contest!

This week is Phamily week at Phlearn, we are working on images from the Phamily all week long! Today we are working on Sami’s image. Sami won first place in the Facebook contest and wins a Phlearn PRO as well as a Wacom Tablet!

All the other winners get a Phlearn PRO of their choice as well as get their image edited on Phlearn! Congrats to those who won and thanks to everyone who entered.


Catherine B.



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  • Sami Lane

    thank you for choosing my photo 

  • Waseef Akhtar

    This was awesome.. Congrats Sami! you deserved it, man haha. xD

  • Daniel James T Cook

    Good Jorb guys :)

  • Dan Conway

    On the topic of Bob Ross and inspiration:

  • vikentijs

    I love you! Youre amazing! thanks for everything! :)

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