How to Make a Star Trails Photoshop Action

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
or copy the link

Subscribe to see future tutorials and videos. For a complete introduction to time-lapse, visit timelapseblog.com ————————– Links mentioned in this video: The finished Photoshop actions – timelapseblog.com jcmegabyte on Youtube – www.youtube.com This tutorial shows how to download, install and use a Photoshop action to stack star photos into either one photo or a time-lapse video. For a single photo, simply process the photos as shown and use the last photo in the sequence. To compile the photos into a video, you can use one of several free programs found around the internet. My favorites are VirtualDub and Windows Live Movie Maker. The relatively cheap QuickTime Pro also works well.

Comments

dorgham sabah says:

i do it and its didnt work

TimeLapseBlog says:

I agree. This was my first tutorial video so there are a few things I’d like to change. I’m trying to make my new tutorials more concise. Thanks for the feedback.

lokeswden says:

nice vid,,, BUT you talking to mutch about other other things, its hard to get it becouse of that.

TimeLapseBlog says:

Good question. Because the Earth rotates, the stars appear to spin throughout the night. In the Northern Hemisphere, this rotation occurs around the Northern Star.

To see this for yourself, find a constellation close to the horizon and then find it again an hour later. You’ll see it moved pretty far.

fitforsoccer000 says:

how does this work? You never rotated the image yet the action seems to rotate…

TimeLapseBlog says:

I’m not sure why it’s not working.  Do you have one image open in PS?

MidgetMan14xxEClipse says:

Thanks for linking me here. I will definitely be using this!

redkb says:

Thanks for the help! I used this technique for my last sequence in this video: watch?v=M5PPSw63fUs

redkb says:

Thanks so much! I’ve been trying to figure this out for a long time!

tiffvanmeshaun says:

It’s 1:30am while I’m watching this but I will try it tomorrw. I like the way you did this. You didn’t talk too fast or make stumbles in your words like most tutorials.

StLouisStormSpotter says:

Thanks! It worked! 

TimeLapseBlog says:

The action is set for bright lights, so headlights on trees or house lights turning off will fade just as slowly as the star trails. Dark areas and areas lit with reflected light probably won’t look any different.

Nicholas Hallam says:

Quick question, with the final photoshop actions will that distort any other objects in the frame or image/s? Such as trees / houses or such??

Great video, thanks!

jerrydrx says:

thanks for posting this!

Write a comment

*