If you’d like to bring out the most from your night sky images, this is the tutorial for you. Kenneth Brandon show’s us step-by-step how he edits his Milky Way images in Photoshop.

Please note: This Photoshop Tutorial video is suitable for advanced and intermediate Photoshop users!

In this tutorial Kenneth Brandon show’s us how he edits a RAW image of the Milky Way in Camera Raw and Photoshop. By using different layers and masks Kenneth manages to bring out more detail, soften the foreground and adjust the colours to make the image really “POP”.

If you like photographing the night sky, this tutorial will help you bring out the most from your image leaving you with a stunning result.

Out of interest, Kenneth’s settings for this image was:
Camera: Canon T3i (600D)
Exposure: 40s
ISO: 1600
Lens: Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 @ 17mm & F2.8
Shot on a computerized pan/tilt telescope mount tracking the stars.
I use a modified Meade ETX90 telescope mount.

If you’d like to photograph the night sky, but you’re not entirely sure where to start – this video might help.

If you’d like to see more editing tips from Kenneth, he has a helpful collection of videos on YouTube. A great source of information if you are interested in night sky photography editing in particular. You can also stay in touch with Kenneth via his Facebook page, Flickr account or on Twitter.