Hints and Tips: Processing

Hints and Tips – Processing

Web locations for some Photoshop processing tips and resources:

 
Jerry Lodriguss
A Beginner’s Guide to DSLR Astrophotography (CD Book) 

http://www.astropix.com/BGDA/BGDA.HTM

A Guide to Astrophotography with Digital SLR Cameras (CD Book)

http://www.astropix.com/GADC/GADC.HTM

HDR Combining  (Free) http://www.astropix.com/HTML/J_DIGIT/LAYMASK.HTM

Recording and Enhancing Star Colour (Free)

http://www.astropix.com/HTML/J_DIGIT/STARCOLR.HTM

Neal Heacock
Making Images Pop  (Free-This takes you to a pdf file)

 http://tinyurl.com/7jqxzly

Nik Szymanek
Processing in Photoshop

http://www.iankingimaging.com/show_article.php?id=9

Web locations for some Photoshop Processing videos:

Adam Block’s Instructional DVDs: (not free)

Making Every Pixel Count in Photoshop

 http://www.caelumobservatory.com/video/dvd.shtml

DSLR-AIP Walkthrough Videos (free):

http://www.myastronomyjournal.com/DSLR-AIP/C002-M31-Walkthrough/

http://www.myastronomyjournal.com/DSLR-AIP/C004-Rho-Ophiuchi-Walkthrough/

http://www.myastronomyjournal.com/DSLR-AIP/C005-M13-Walkthrough

http://www.myastronomyjournal.com/DSLR-AIP/C008-NGC7023-Walkthrough/

http://www.astronomersdoitinthedark.com/DSLR-LLRGB-Tutorial /dslr_llrgb_C011_walkthrough/dslr_llrgb_C011_walkthrough.html

Ken Crawford’s Videos (free) including the following

Introduction to Masking

Digging Out the Details

Intro to the HDR Toning Tool in Photoshop CS5

Solar Image Processing – Full Disk

Clipping Masks and Colour Mapping for Narrowband Processing

Depth of Field Processing and Processing Tool Box

Multi-Strength Decon Layer Blending

http://www.imagingdeepsky.com/Presentations.html

Louie’s Videos (free): Including the following

Boosting Star Colour

Deconvolution

Lab Colour for PS CS4

Noise Reduction Masks

Hues and Contrast

Masks

Star Repair

Golden Curves

Noiseless Colour

Levels and Curves

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ5b6pFHBGe66vsuSaXb-0A

Tony Hallas’ DVD (not free)

EZ CCD DVD (volumes 1 – 5) http://www.astrophoto.com/

Warren Keller’s videos (some free) http://www.billionsandbillions.com/

 Some methods and references for combining Ha and RGB:

For Photoshop:

Neil’s method of adding Ha to each of the colour channels (from his Make Images Pop slide show starts on slide 45):

http://tinyurl.com/7jqxzly

Robert Gendler’s techniques (also contains a good explanation of some of the issues with combining Ha and RGB):

 http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/HARGB.html

Starizona Method 1 and Method 2:

 http://starizona.com/acb/ccd/software/ps_hargb.aspx

Don Goldman’s technique (4th section): 

http://www.starshadows.com/documentation/index.cfm?DocID=3

Tony Hallas’ method of using Hue/Saturation colourize and lighten mode: 

http://www.geoandpat.com/Ha_plus_RGB.html

Dean Rowe’s method using Colour and Luminosity groups: 

http://tinyurl.com/m3dnu54

For Images Plus:

Mike Unsold’s Challenge 12 Workflow Tutorial: 

http://www.mlunsold.com/process/IP5/CH012/CH012.html

For Pixinsight:Ha/RGB combining with Pixinsight:

 http://pixinsight.com/tutorials/narrowband/theory/en.html

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