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Stars and Strokes

Animating astrology, part 1 By Ko Maruyama
If you haven't checked out the DMN Forums, you haven't just missed the regular Q&A and other chatter that occurs there, but you may have missed tutorials that answer questions too complex to be solved with a couple of keystrokes.  Here is Part 1 of a forum answer.  Check the forums for other "Forum Tutorials" and "Forum News" that might not make it to the main stage.

If you want to find small tutorials like these, tips and answers to basic questions, check in at DMN Forums and find links to discussions about your favorite software.  If you want to visit the After Effects forum, click here.

If you've ever wanted to quickly create a simple starfield in Photoshop, here's how.  This is part one, creating the source material for the After Effects project that follows in Part 2 ("Fish Star").

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Ko Maruyama is a freelance animator in Los Angeles.  In addition to working on film and broadcast animations, Ko teaches at Pasadena's Art Center College of Design - focusing on motion design.  When working, writing or testing software allows, you can find him lending a hand in the After Effects board and lurking among the Cinema4D, Visual Effects and Photoshop posts within the DMNForums.

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