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SAI : Starry Sky Tutorial by uchuubranko SAI : Starry Sky Tutorial by uchuubranko
I'm so sorry for my Engurishuuu really omg :iconomgcryplz:
I'm definitely not good at explaining things :iconcryforeverplz: but still I hope it helps somehow....:iconoelplz:
- Feel free to ask questions! :happybounce: I'll do my best in answering what I know.
- It's not a tutorial suited for beginners with SAI, but if you still want to try, I suggest to search first a tutorial that explains the SAI TOOLS well such as :
- I'm just showing the way I draw stars in SAI, there sure are more ways, and you're not obligated to follow it strictly! *U*
- I'd appreciate linking back something you drew using this tutorial, but it's not obligatory. :thanks::heart:

I'm sorry for that ugly star appearing there and there, I had to draw it. I HAD TO. :iconpapmingplz:

thanks so much for looking! :hug::love:

my starry skies :dummy:
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SGT-Stories Featured By Owner 19 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm trying my hardest to figure out what you mean by "pen" tool... all I have on normal layers is pencil, and that doesn't form that glowing halo, and neither does the pen on the lining layer. I don't know if you're using some other tool which isn't listed there like the airbrush to place glows over the spots, but whatever you're doing, my SAI doesn't have access to it. 
uchuubranko Featured By Owner 3 hours ago  Student General Artist
glowing halo? :? maybe you're referring to the glowing stars I drew directly on the tutorial BG (blue) and not the SAI canvas (dark blue) ?
the shining stars are drawn directly on the tut sheet with PS > layer style(see below), just to show what kind if shape it's good for them to be :) otherwise for my SAI stars, I always use the Pen tool at full opacity. For the glow (on SAI canvas) I use airbrush tool like explained in tut.

Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow or Outer Glow.
The-Blobmonster Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sophia-Eowyn Featured By Owner Edited Jul 18, 2015  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial! Very helpful!! :'D
SaiyanGirlHeart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!! Love I was looking for something like this for a project, thanks!!! I am a dummy! 
LaLuSTN Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
where i can find the texure spread? :(
ChargedPikachu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I was going to ask how you make your writing glow and shtuff. 
Thanks c:
sorry for unrelated question ;n;  
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student General Artist
not at all :)

on your Text layer, go to Layer > Layer Style > Drop Shadow or Outer Glow. 
ChargedPikachu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh c: Thank youuu
Nami-nade Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! I used your tutorial to help me with the background for this drawing:…
xXAluri-SkullcatXx Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015   Digital Artist
This is AMAZING! Thanks for the tutorial! <3
tomoecchi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it helped me with this, thank you

i'd like to ask, how does starlight affect the lighting of the rest of the picture? if there were only stars at light sources, what would the colors look like? thanks for any feedback ; w ;//
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Student General Artist
very very dim lights xD The startlight (usually) has merely the role of defining a dark (human or anything) shape on the night sky :aww: and that's thanks to the dotted pattern of millions of stars :XD:……

but art is free of any normal boundaries :eager: you could try to make a high contrast / dark-shadows with very dim lights on humans and that would be not too far from reality :la:
killyi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
it helped me in creating this: link

i thank you very much ^.^
YaoiShippingQueen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this looks easy enough for me to try out~!!
I've been trying to look for one forever for SAI that was easy for me to start with as a test thingy~
Thank you for this stary tut~!!!!! :tighthug:
WaveOfFire Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
omg yes! thank you!!!

downloading for future ref. :3
Pinkieshy345 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
i'm not really happy with the result but this was quite entertaining to do! so helpful aah ;w;

tis my attempt
xFernanda Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
dame mi bonus point
Pinkieshy345 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
*bonus point por boluda y chismosa*

*con cariño*
Aerite Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for this tutorial. I can only imagine how long it would've taken me to draw the stars one by one. xD Here's my attempt:…
ApocalypseReindier Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
SENPAI PLETH THIS TUT IS SO OP LOOK WHUT IT DID TO ME apocalypsereindier.deviantart.…
NOTICE ME SENPAI APH England: /shot 
nicoldrin Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much ;A; it was very very helpful, i followed it while i drew this…
bikuartist Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice technique. i used to draw dots (stars) one by one before, im so dumb :dignity-laugh: 
AnnKristel Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks here's a cookie.
uchuubranko Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student General Artist
omnomnom, thanks! :la: :milk:
Chewsy4 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! Thanks!:happybounce: 
ShadowyIllusion Featured By Owner May 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this :)
TalitaChocolate Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here:…
Thank you very much for this tutorial! ^-^
DemonAtHeart080 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Great tutorial - just one question?
When trying to do the color layer with a new Luminosity layer, it won't let color show, it just stays the same. I was just wondering what I could do to fix this?
uchuubranko Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student General Artist
sorry for the late reply! :la:

maybe your layer order is at fault?  try moving the background below the Luminosity layers, or check out to see if you have "lock layer" checked as it won't let you colour on a new space. :) 
AshP15 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes. mine drawing luminosity white color stars is just blues not white like pictures
yubbi45 Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Enough is never enough huh?
uchuubranko Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student General Artist
in case of space, nevurr :dummy:
FreakiiUnicorn Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tysm for this! ;D It helped a ton
ETHorrorGamer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for this
It was a great help
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Senator-Meowmix Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
getsukakou Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for sharing!
TheSavageRumbleCock Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student General Artist
thanks man needed this
3xiiLe21 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
TT_______________TT this really helped me with my commission work. My work was like bucket in black and put dots :p XD

Thank you very much!
Raxxix Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I love you :D 
KyraLynMoss Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial!! It helped me a ton :) I don't have SAI, but I improvised it a bit on the iPad app Procreate:… (It's a header for my blog)
Fantasmota Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
I loved your tutorial, I help much :happybounce:…  <----- my drawing using your tutorial
TrappedGirl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
This is the best tutorial I ever saw
morighostie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like how the little star guy dies at the end (rip)Llama Emoji-66 (Orly) [V3] by Jerikuto  Llama Emoji-66 (Orly) [V3] by Jerikuto  Llama Emoji-66 (Orly) [V3] by Jerikuto  
morighostie Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
(but yea great tutorial i use it 23/7 (snack breaks) )Left Shark emoticon 
getdecimated Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful. many thanks
MiyukiKudo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
T^T I was a ex-user of SAI (have to switch laptops..)
T^T De luminosity is not in Manga EX T^T SORRY

(but still it was helpful :3 )
uchuubranko Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Student General Artist
awe sorry to hear that! DX if you have a "sharpen" tool that might be very helpful too. :) I only do it in luminosity because it's the brightest = the sharpest results
kathykin Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015
So helpful ^-^ Thanks.
B1G-CR1ME Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Student General Artist
Well thanks.
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