Fedora-art-list Digest, Vol 35, Issue 27

Nicu Buculei nicu_fedora at nicubunu.ro
Tue Feb 24 07:32:32 UTC 2009

brian hurren wrote:
> I made the background stars in the picture using Gimp, first I copied bg 
> layes. then I  opened noise/hurl, set percent to 1, and iterations to 1, 
> and then hurled random pixels over the screen. Then I copied that layer 
> and enlarged it by  200%, I repeated this step to give me 4 sizes and 
> densities of stars. now here comes the tricky bit. on each layer I 
> picked the free hand selection tool and pretty much furiously scribbled 
> all over the screen and then expanded the mask by about 5 pixels, and 
> then pressed delete. this results in a more realistic distribution of stars.
> I created a fifth layer and using pencil aded four large stars and and 
> Jupiter and Saturn. I used the neon filter  on this layer to make 
> Jupiter and Mars appear to glow. I could send you the original 
> unflattened Gimp file to play around with if you like.

Thanks, this was an informative reading! I must find some free time and 
try to play with your steps sometime.

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