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Offline Gar

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How to draw a starfield
« on: May 14, 2011, 06:33:43 AM »
So this is something I discovered entirely by chance, and I think it's a good way to give your world its own stars. You need a scanner to do it.

1) Don't clean the scanner plate for a while. Many of you will have already done this.

2) Set your scanner up in a low-light environment, like under a desk, and leave the lid open

3) Scan at 300dpi

You end up with a black field and little points of light where motes and constellations of dust have settled on your scanner plate. It's not something the readers are likely to notice, but it's a unique and personal sky if you're into that sort of thing.

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Re: How to draw a starfield
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 08:55:13 PM »
Cool idea. I'll have to try that out. There's certainly enough dirt and specks on my scanner.

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