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Hey guys, I'm trying to create a star field following this tutorial http://gallery.artofgregmartin.com/t...tar_field.html and it requires you to add a noise layer and then change the Brightness/Contrast of the layer so that the noise looks like stars.
When I do this, the preview looks how it should, when I click Ok nothing happens. The noise layer just looks the same dark grey instead of black and white? Any idea why this is happening? The only thing that makes it change colour is changing the layer type from Normal to Hard Light.
Thanks for the help guys.
Well you are supposed to add noise to the top layer. If you add noise to the bottom layer and have a top layer of pure black you won't see any noise.
Well yes obviously but that's not the problem. All layers have noise on them, but none react to Brightness/contrast changes. They should go from dark grey to black/white. It does in the preview but when I click OK it just goes back to dark grey noise again. Why isn't it changing to the preview like it should?
My first image is a hell of a lot lighter than the one below, it's more iron grey than almost black
then to this
after a brightness/contrast change. However, mine just remains the same as the first step!
I tried to replicate the tutorial to see if I had any problems. I didn't have any at first. I did notice that if I tried to change the brightness just a little that nothing would happen despite the preview. It may be a CS4 issue but as long as the layer being edited was on the top of the layer stack then the changes would work fine. Also make sure that legacy is checked when you are making those brightness contrast changes.