Creating a Fake Night Star Trail in Photoshop
One thing I have always loved about long exposure night photography is the trail of the stars. It always amazes me to see the movement of the stars over time and adds such a different dimension to a still photograph. We covered some tips for long exposure photography awhile back and today want to share a tip I ran across from Russell Brown at Adobe on how you can quickly add a star trail look to your photos from within an action in Photoshop (CS5 and above). There are some great tips in here that don’t just cover using this action to add a star trail but a few really quick and easy masking techniques that we can use for many other types of photography.
What do you think about this quick little trick? Is “Photoshopping” something like this cheating vs. taking a long exposure and capturing it live? Leave a comment below, would love to know everyone’s thoughts.
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