Updated: Sep 15
The advanced version of our full PixInsight workflow is now available! What's new compared to the "basic" version and what does it include? Find out below!
Both guides are available to Patreons
The Beginner Processing Workflow
Many of you found our original PixInsight PDF guide really helpful, and we thank you for the nice feedback! This guide, available for $8, shows how we process our RGB images from start to finish. This is a great and easy to follow guide that is perfect for beginners who want to process galaxies, clusters, and other broadband targets exactly the way we do it. We used the spiral galaxy Messier 106 as an example in the guide.
The PDF file contains 26 pages and you have access to the raw data of M106 for you to practice or follow along.
The Advanced Processing Workflow
A year later, we decided to make a more advanced guide that will not only be helpful for RGB data but also for Monochrome images. In this new guide, we use IC 5070, the Pelican Nebula as an example and process it from start to finish using some more difficult steps that weren't included in the base version.
The PDF file is 75 pages long, and once again includes a link to download our raw data for you to practice. It also has a full walkthrough video with commentary of the entire workflow which lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes. The price is $24.
The PDF guide is formatted in a way that it is very easy to read, simple to follow and does not drag on forever! Each step fits on one page so that all information is given straight to the point. To make things even easier to follow, most of the processes described in this guide also have an embedded tutorial video on the next page showing you exactly how to apply the process.
Below are some of the content you can expect to learn from this guide:
How to easily go through all your files and delete any unwanted data
How to stack your images
Drizzling and what it does
Cropping several images with the exact same aspect ratio and size
How to use DynamicBackgroundExtraction
Deconvolution and making the stars sharper
Reducing the noise in our Linear data
Combining monochrome data into one color image
Switching to Non-Linear: The three different options we use and how we keep the best result
Removing the green pixels from our image
How to easily fix Magenta looking Stars
Reducing the size of the stars
Completely removing all our stars using StarNet
Using Clone Stamp to remove artifacts in our image
Using Dynamic Background Extraction in the Non Linear phase
Creating masks for specific colors
Using Curves Transformation and our Color Masks to achieve the perfect hue and saturation
for each color channel
Several ways to reduce the noise in our image
Combining the HA channel as the Luminance channel on our main image
The three best ways of Sharpening our image
The power of Curves Transformation
Enhancing the dark areas in our image such as the interstellar dust lanes
Adding the stars back with PixelMath
Exporting our image the right way
The two last steps also talk about using Lightroom to further enhance our image.
Purchasing the Advanced PixInsight processing guide gives you access to unlimited support for life. You can contact us at anytime, either through the Thinkiffic course page, through our social media channels or through email directly, and we will reply to you as soon as possible! We already do our best to answer everybody's questions, but you will be automatically placed in our primary contacts and get help in a timely manner.