Indezine Logo

Universe Image Creator

Universe Image Creator is a Photoshop Plug-in that enables you to create night skies, space scenes, and galaxies, etc.


Product/Version: PowerPoint


If you need to create night skies, space scenes, and galaxies often for your image compositions, then you'll love to explore Diard Software's Universe Image Creator product. Using Universe Image Creator (hereafter called Universe), you can whip up your own Milky Way in a few seconds!

Universe is actually two programs. First, there is a standalone version that outputs images in any size and resolution you want. And then there's the Universe plug-in that works from within Photoshop or any other plug-in compatible program to provide the same possibilities. Whichever version you use, they both work the same way although the plug-in version does make your image editing workflow so much easier.


About Universe

Universe is from Diard Software, a North Carolina, United States based company that specializes in creating multimedia programs. You can learn more about Diard Software and download trial versions of the products at their site.

My contact at Diard Software for this review was Wendy Diard. Thank you, Wendy.


How To Use

Here's how you can use the Photoshop plug-in version.

  1. Open a new or existing Photoshop image. Fill the layer with black color (or any other dark sky color). The effect can be applied on existing layer and even on an empty layer.
  2. In Photoshop, choose the Filter | Universe option, as shown in Figure 1, below.
  3. Choose Filter | Universe option
    Figure 1: Choose Filter | Universe option
  4. There are nine effects like Stars, Textured Stars, Nebula, Vortex, Lens Flare, Galaxy, Distant Star, Interstellar Gas, and Planets choose any of these effects as required. For this tutorial, we are selecting Galaxy.
  5. All the effects generate realistic space images. Also, every effect opens a new dialog box containing:
    1. Properties sliders for the effect selected to make changes,
    2. A preview area,
    3. A Reseed button which is used to recreates the plug-in effect using a new sequence of random numbers,
    4. An orientation control to change the placing of the effect, and
    5. Preset types that you can choose.
  6. Figure 2, below, shows the Galaxy effect dialog box.
  7. Galaxy effect dialog box
    Figure 2: Galaxy effect dialog box
  8. This effect generates a galaxy by rendering a 3D image behind the scenes. You can create a spiral, elliptical, or barred galaxy. Orientation and viewing distance controls to give the galaxy a true 3D appearance. Click OK when you are ready to apply the effect.



Photoshop Versions: PhotoShop 4.0 and higher versions
Platforms: Windows, Mac
Site: Diard Software
Price: $24.95 (Standalone) and $39.95 (Plug-in)
Trial Version: Available


You May Also Like: Timeline Slides from PresenterMedia: Conversation with Judd Albrecht | Chinese Designs (Generic) PowerPoint Templates

Popular Posts

Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Keyboard Shortcuts for PowerPoint 2011 for Mac
Explore keyboard shortcuts in PowerPoint 2011 for Mac.

Insert Video from Facebook in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Insert Video from Facebook in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows
Learn how to insert video from your Facebook account in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

Add Pattern Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Add Pattern Fills to Shapes in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows
Add pattern fills to shapes in PowerPoint 2010 for Windows.

Gradient Fills for Text in PowerPoint 2013
Gradient Fills for Text in PowerPoint 2013
Learn how to add gradient fills to selected text in PowerPoint 2013.

Star Wars Style Credits Animation

The Star Wars Style Credits Animation presentation includes a sample slide in which the credits animate in the Star Wars style. You can download this presentation and change the text in the animated text boxes as required.

Download Star Wars Style Credits Animation Slides

This is the original page. An AMP (Accelerated Mobile Page) version of this page is also available for those on mobile platforms, at Universe Image Creator.

Microsoft and the Office logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Home | PowerPoint | Photoshop | PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Tutorials | Blog | Notes | Ezine | Media Kit | Feedback | Site Map | About Us | Contact Us

Link to Us | Privacy | Testimonials

PowerPoint Backgrounds | Christian PowerPoint Backgrounds | Business PowerPoint Presentation Templates

Plagiarism will be detected by Copyscape

©2000-2022, Geetesh Bajaj. All rights reserved.