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I am creating a nebula backgroud. The affinity image is looking good, but when i try and export the image or merge the bottom but one layer I get something totally different. Nothing appears to allow me to get the 1st image

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Can you upload the file?

What file type are you exporting to?


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I think this is a case of looking at it smaller than 100% If you set the zoom to 100% prior to exporting I dare bet it will look a bit like the bottom image.

I edited the stars at 100% to get the right look.

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This is the moon I used from a galaxy far far away.
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Hi, thanks for your response. I'm exporting to a JPG, although I also tried TIFFS. However I also get the same issue if i merge visible.

The original is huuge, and would take an hour to upload, so i have uploaded a smaller version (6000px -> 2048 px). Weird thing is, if I resize to 1024 pixel, I don't have an issue. The 2048 px version is not as bad as full size, but the effect is still there

I have added a link to the photo. I will be interested to know if anyone sees the same effect

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H9F_oApB20HfIoohGL9TwtMUfE1YxA6e/view?usp=sharing

 

 

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Looks to me like it's the unusual masked pixel layer causing the effect in your second image. Unselecting that gives the attached result (JPG) - Photo 1.6.11 macOS.

 

 

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Edited by Brad Brighton
Too many layers unselected originally -- only unselected the one target layer and re-exported

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I've had a little play around and had other issue. I think it comes down to how I generate the star field. I do this in a pretty standard way by taking a black layer, adding monochrome noise then using levels adjustment to increase the sparcity of the star by narrowing the gap between white and black.

The problem is although at 100% screen width the stars look sparse, if I zoom in, the field is actually far more congested. It appears that when zoomed out, it is removing much of the detail. This makes it very difficult to create the kind of background that I want. It also seems to effect layers and export output.

I also have an issue that various blurs like rotate don't work very well on point structures.

This makes creating a star field more difficult than it should. Any other suggestions on how to create a start field?

 

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59 minutes ago, hammarbytp said:

This makes creating a star field more difficult than it should. Any other suggestions on how to create a start field?

You're gonna need a lot of hydrogen...


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11 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

You're gonna need a lot of hydrogen...

Be prepared for a few nebulous responses to that observation!


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2 hours ago, Alfred said:

Be prepared for a few nebulous responses to that observation!

Like the significance of what the EHT showed us a few days ago? It isn't as off topic as you might think .... :35_thinking:


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