The net is full of tutorials about creating an outer space image, but every one of them, in order to achieve good results, require the user (you) to manually draw stars or adjust some parameters.
The real challenge is to code an action that creates an outer space without any drawing by the user.
The result I got, is a quite realistic outer space, and every time I play the action I get a different image.
Look at the examples:
As you can see, results are quite good, especially for game design.
Download the action and run into Photoshop.
I developed it with CS2 and I cannot test with any other platform so if you have a different version and the action runs, please let me know.
The action stops itself when you can change the image size and when you can change the background color of the nebulas you will created.
Enjoy it and let’s start coding space games…