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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.

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Today's Topics:

1. Re: [echo-perspective] New folder-remote icon set
(Luya Tshimbalanga)
2. Re: Starry background (Nicu Buculei)
3. Re: Starry background (Anuja KR)


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Message: 1
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 22:49:15 -0800
From: Luya Tshimbalanga <luya fedoraproject org>
Subject: Re: [echo-perspective] New folder-remote icon set
To: Fedora Art List <fedora-art-list redhat com>
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Martin Sourada a écrit :
| Hi,
|
| I've created another folder icon for the echo-perspective --
| folder-remote [1]. This one features a brand new more detailed globe -
| I've used correct perspective so the continents might look a little
| distorted compared to the dimetric version. I've also covered Greenland
| with ice ;-)
Continents will still look distorted. No much comments to add with other
folder variants.

- --
Luya Tshimbalanga
Graphic & Web Designer
E: luya fedoraproject org
W: http://thefinalzone.net
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Message: 2
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 10:09:55 +0200
From: Nicu Buculei <nicu_fedora nicubunu ro>
Subject: Re: Starry background
To: Fedora Art List <fedora-art-list redhat com>
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brian hurren wrote:
> I have just made up this mock up of a starry background, just want to
> know what you all thing. I was thinking of maybe doing a starry
> background as a strip stretching from dusk till dawn, for the background
> animation.
>
>
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Image:Milkyway.png

I think I would like better an image were the stars are not that sharp
and which looks more "realistic", maybe something more like
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Centre_of_the_Milky_Way.jpg or
even better, see /usr/share/pixmaps/backgrounds/cosmos/cloud.jpg (which
is awesome).

Just out of curiosity, how you made this image?

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my Fedora stuff: http://fedora.nicubunu.ro/



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Message: 3
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 20:26:46 +0530
From: Anuja KR <kranuja gmail com>
Subject: Re: Starry background
To: brianhurren yahoo com, Fedora Art List
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hi
its looking good, it might look better, if the background is dark navvy
blue, rather than black. though black is a conventional color of night sky,
but to gel with fedora color scheme its better to use blue shades.

anuja

2009/2/21 brian hurren <brianhurren yahoo com>

> I have just made up this mock up of a starry background, just want to
> know what you all thing. I was thinking of maybe doing a starry background
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> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Image:Milkyway.png
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