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Steve Perry wrote:
1. Load all your files into PS by going to the File Menu, Scripts, Load files into stack. A dialog box will pop up, just browse for all your star trail files and click Open - don't mess with anything else in the dialog.

2. PS will load all your files into a single image, but you'll only see the top layer. You'll need to select all the layers BUT the very bottom layer (click the top layer, hold SHIFT, click the SECOND layer from the bottom.

3. With the layers selected, change the layer blend mode to "Lighten" -
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The second image is stunning, probably the coolest star trails shot I have seen, and I like star trails a lot...but the post I quoted...just made my life easier...I was doing the stacking and blending manually with each frame...it took FOREVER...thanks for posting that.



Jul 24, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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Beautiful shots Steve and a great tutorial. I love you web page and your work is absolutely stunning.

Rich




Jul 24, 2013 at 01:06 PM
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#2 is super Steve! You're a natural on the video. Well done and thanks for sharing your tips!


Jul 24, 2013 at 01:53 PM
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Beautiful shots. Love the colors in the 2nd one.


Jul 24, 2013 at 02:06 PM
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Both images are absolutely stellar, Steve. Great work!

-Nick



Jul 24, 2013 at 03:08 PM
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Nice work. #2 is definitely very cool. Did you do any dodge and burn on the foreground?


Jul 24, 2013 at 03:56 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Couple Of Star Trails + How To Video


I love both shots Steve. The second one is very special.


Jul 24, 2013 at 05:04 PM
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Ditto what Fred said. The second is amazing.

Chuck



Jul 24, 2013 at 05:34 PM
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Thanks for the tutorial Steve and for posting the images #2 is a stunner.

Vic



Jul 24, 2013 at 05:40 PM
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Thanks again for all the kind words and feedback - on both the images and the video.

@Travis - Glad that'll save you some steps and time. Works real well and it only takes a few seconds once the photos are loaded

@ boingyman - Thanks - It's actually a blended shot - I took the foreground after sunset but before it was really really dark, and then left the camera setup until the stars came out and started shootin' again. A little PS work and photo #2 was the result.



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Great shot Steve, I enjoyed the video too/subscribed to your Youtube feed.


Jul 24, 2013 at 10:41 PM
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Thanks Arob1000


Jul 25, 2013 at 01:25 PM
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Congrats Steve! A very cool shot and tutorial that is well worth the Featured Thread award.

Jim



Aug 03, 2013 at 03:50 AM
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Hey wow - thanks everyone!!!!!!


Aug 03, 2013 at 04:27 AM
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nice and that second one is truly amazing



Aug 03, 2013 at 05:57 AM
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Thanks skibum5


Aug 03, 2013 at 05:29 PM
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Stunning shots Steve ! Congratulations

Birdie



Aug 03, 2013 at 05:35 PM
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Congratulations


Aug 03, 2013 at 06:38 PM
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beautiful, looking forward to the tutorial.


Aug 03, 2013 at 06:41 PM
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Thanks for the kind words Birdie, sritri, and CosmicCruiser


Aug 03, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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