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How to Create a LRGB Image in Photoshop

This tutorial will show you how to create an image from FITS format files in Photoshop. The tutorial running time is just under 17 minutes.

The following files are used in this tutorial:

  • FITS files of M42 (the Great Orion Nebula). This is a set of FITS files in LRGB for you to download and practice your Photoshop processing skills. Unzip these files to a folder on your computer.

  • FITS Liberator. This file needs to be copied into the directory " C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS3\Plug-Ins\File Formats\fitsplug.8bi ".

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The processed M42 image appears below:

Processed M42 image