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Tiny tips: Stargazing by Ranarh Tiny tips: Stargazing by Ranarh
I've done quite a few starry skies lately, so I thought I should share how to do them. Some advanced tips: For more colours in stars, you can either set your brush to colour variation, paint differently coloured strokes, or lock the transparency to colour the stars. Big stars' halos are often white-centered and coloured on their edges. All stars must share the same effects, e.g. flare in the same directions, have the same type of halo etc.

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Its-Just-Joseph Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making this tutorial! Very helpful :3
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
You're welcome :nod:
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Mandinga91 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
thanks so much for this tutorial...really useful!!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
You are welcome, I'm glad to help! :nod:
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s-u-n-n-y-j Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you sooo much!!
: D
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
You are welcome :)
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RipperBlackstaff Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for making this tutorial, I used it here [link]
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
A tutorial for a tutorial!

You did a good job, and thank you! :thanks:
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RipperBlackstaff Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome :D
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll have to try this sometime in my photo manuplations since it looks so real. :)
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Interesting idea, and I think that indeed starry skies are simple enough to not stand out in a photo. Thanks :)
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I find all this awesome tutorials and think 'ooh that would work in _' but then I never get around to it. :) I'll let you know when i use it though.
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Great tutorial--I'm definitely going to try this! :) Thanks so much!
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Glad you like it. If you create something, send me a message :)
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katana2665 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
That's a great little tutorial.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
:thanks:
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Twimper Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this! ^_^ it totally inspired me do to my own space scene: [link]
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
Cool - my honour.
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ice0453 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for sharing! helpful tip
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Always happy to help :D
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Tiniest tips make the greatest arts and yours are awesome :love: Thanks for sharing such knowledge with us :love:
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
It is always difficult to make it so short...
But it is a great pleasure and comments like this are worth the while :D :hug:
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djkester Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Nice how to.
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Ranarh Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010
Thank you.
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