• Wednesday , 3 June 2020

Astrophotography Tutorial – Deep Sky Image Processing with Photoshop

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Deep Sky Image Processing with DeepSKyStacker and Adobe Photoshop.

In this Deep Sky Image Processing Tutorial, I go over the basics of organizing your raw images files, and stacking your light and dark frames in DeepSkyStacker. I then take the image into Adobe Photoshop for further processing and adjustments.


Astrophotography Image Processing in Photoshop

The Photoshop action set I use is called: Astronomy Tools Action Set, which can be downloaded here:


Telescope Used: Explore Scientific ED80
Mount Used: Skywatcher HEQ-5 Pro
Camera Used: Canon Xsi (450D) stock

For more tutorials and astrophotography tips please visit my blog: http://astrobackyard.com/

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  1. Kato McClelland
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    THANK YOU I'm so impressed. Really trying to get into Astrophotograph and your video as amazing……

  2. The PIEoneers
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    How to you take a dark frame? For example, put a lens cap on a camera?

  3. therosses5
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    I'm stopping at 11:57 to comment. I spent several hours last night going over another tutorial online because I could NEVER get my image to look much better at all playing with the levels. When I pulled your RAW file in, it looked just like mine so I thought my display must be too cheap to see the changes. Now I'm looking at an image that is almost exactly like the one shown on your video (I have the trial CC version and haven't purchased any plug-ins). I'm astounded at how well the image can be enhanced using just a few basic adjustments. Thank you SO much for not only putting the vidz together, but also taking the time to do detailed write-ups.

  4. P Kikon
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    Very well explained. Thank You

  5. Michael St. Germain
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    “How to turn everyone away from astrophotography”

  6. Paul T
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    Would be useful to know why you aren't using flats and bias. Also what happened between 26:00 and 26:05 ? Looks very different.

  7. Bongo Fury
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    very helpful. thanks for sharing your work. photoshop is a dark art. cloud is our enemy

  8. Andratos95
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    If I don't have a tracking mount, can I take many more pictures at much faster shutter speed instead? Would that yield the same result? Also, can you get some decent result with a 200mm telephoto lens on full frame camera (no telescope at all)?

  9. Andrew Lane
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    Great video.

  10. BANQUO
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    Thanks, I got a lot of useful information from this. Thank you very much Trevor

  11. Mike Chen
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    Thank you so much for the tutorial. I started watching your video just recently, and already learnt quite a lot about equipment, imaging and processing. Your contents are quite on point so they are extremely easy to grasp. However I have a quite fundamental question as I am just starting to learn deep sky image processing. As I try to adjust curve, the noise tend to exaggerate. Those greenish grains starts to appear as the image gets sharper. Was the noise there in the first place, or was it introduced during processing? Thanks again for those wonderful content.

  12. Rafał Ra
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    How can you make it 3.5min exposure without stars movement? Thought it is not possible at last you are using a wide angle lens which is not true

  13. B&K Bees
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    I know you get this type of comment a lot but your channel has been great for keeping me occupied while I await the delivery of my first proper imaging rig. Thanks a ton. Your vids are top notch.

  14. Adrian The Man
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    Who else sees the face

  15. Will Pay the Bill
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    if u use ISO 1600 is more or less useless to use the raw files -very little DR (about 10 stops). U didn't bring any information from Camera raw and converted from 32 bits to 16 bits……

  16. Lynn Chevalier
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    So here we go-took first pictures last night…not sure if we really captured anything but will give photoshop a try!

  17. Chris Bertetta
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    wow! i am so glad I found your channel! Your photos/videos are quite inspiring. I very much am enjoying gathering information through watching your videos, I soon hope to dive head first into the world of astrophotography, just gotta save some money first! I especially find these videos of the image processing/editing to be very helpful and insightful. DO you have any videos showing tutorials on the different programs you are running during/at the beginning of your viewing/shooting sessions?

  18. eiebsrebla
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    So if the exposure time and ISO are the same, how do you alternate between dark and light frames?

  19. Mr Tom Harbin
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    Would you still recommend Astronomy Tools? Has anything new caught your attention?

  20. Eli Huerta
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    how much software can i use it to find planet x?

  21. bob smith
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    I have some CGI footage of me up to my waist in diamonds in my CGI generated digital diamond mine. Any of you virgins want to invest some fiat currency.

  22. KickinSnails
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    Amazing tutorial Trevor. Especially liked the Skyrim music at the end!

  23. DTM
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    Great stuff… I see you have many videos… Do you have one in which you ONLY use photoshop for the entire process? Including the stacking? Thanks!

  24. Willnot Betracked
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    Total newbie to astro photography so I was interested to watch this. I was bummed when the actions and plugins showed up though! Would it be possible to do this video without them (i.e the hard way!) so we can get similar results and understand what it is that the actions etc are actually doing? At the moment all this is still like sprinkling fairy dust (well it is for me anyway). 😀 Really appreciate your efforts to educate us with your hard earned knowledge.

  25. Joaquin Pearce
    May 15, 2019 at 10:24

    The end of this video made me want to play Skyrim so bad

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