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_eric_
09-21-2012, 05:08 PM
I can't seem to figure out an easy way to do a convincing starscape. Best I can do is very small glitter on a black background. It's okay, but it doesn't quite look random enough. Anyone got any ideas about that? Thanks in advance!

suffolkgal
09-21-2012, 09:37 PM
I can't seem to figure out an easy way to do a convincing starscape. Best I can do is very small glitter on a black background. It's okay, but it doesn't quite look random enough. Anyone got any ideas about that? Thanks in advance!

What about finding some photos of actual space scenes and making up a stencil to get you started? The NASA website might be a useful starting point and you can adapt it to what you need :)

markw
09-21-2012, 11:36 PM
MisterPaint has a pack of 32 space themed stencils called 'FromTheSky'. You can find it on his site here; http://www.artrage.it/stencils.htm

sueellen
09-22-2012, 12:27 AM
Wow, SuffolkGal-- The NASA gallery is mesmerizing. I need to walk away from my computer and get on with my life but I continue to open one photo after another after another... beautiful. Thank you for telling us about this resource.

suffolkgal
09-22-2012, 08:52 AM
Wow, SuffolkGal-- The NASA gallery is mesmerizing. I need to walk away from my computer and get on with my life but I continue to open one photo after another after another... beautiful. Thank you for telling us about this resource.


You are welcome! Fascinating stuff, hey? :)

_eric_
09-22-2012, 03:57 PM
Excellent ideas, all. Many many thanks for your ideas. I downloaded that From the Sky set, and I'll see how that looks.

I was playing with the glitter, and came up with something that doesn't completely suck. Glitter, set on Grit, 0% Glitter Size, 0% Pressure, 5% Multicolor. Paint in diagonals with the ABSOLUTE LIGHTEST TOUCH YOU CAN MANAGE.

Seems to be okay.

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sueellen
09-23-2012, 07:07 AM
Yes! That's beautiful. Thanks for sharing the information about the settings.

Peter Pinckney
09-23-2012, 08:07 AM
Hi Eric

first a big welcome from me............:D

Here's a link to one I've just done : http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?41890-Life-in-a-cloud

Happy to answer any of your questions.

Bobbyray
12-06-2012, 05:19 AM
UIC Universe Image Creator (stand alone or Artrage plugin available...excellent starfields and planets and well lots more.. I love the starfields.....and usually paint my own planets and airbrush gasses....

www.diardsoftware.com (http://www.diardsoftware.com) low price too. It also does 3d planet animations...wow. A perfect addition PlugIn to ArtRage SP 3

Making your own stencils is easy too as well as using Misterpaints space stencils.
Also, NASA has a huge amount of images for reference.

MSIE
01-28-2013, 02:37 AM
I found a method to create a spacescape in ArtRage Studio Pro 3.5 - it's quick and easy :)
go here to see my tutorial --> Spacescapes!-Quick-and-Easy-Tutorial (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums/showthread.php?43183-Spacescapes!-Quick-and-Easy-Tutorial)

kenmo
01-30-2013, 04:22 PM
MisterPaint has a pack of 32 space themed stencils called 'FromTheSky'. You can find it on his site here; http://www.artrage.it/stencils.htm

Link seems to be broken....:confused: