Universe Image Creater (UIC) Plug-ins 2E allows you to create realistic images of deep space right in your favorite image editing program. Any program which supports the Adobe Photoshop 4.0 Filter Plug-in specification will work.
The current effects of the pre-release version are Cluster, Distant Star, Nebula, Planet Map (Planets using texture maps), Stars, and Uranus (1-color gas giants). All effects are rendered in 3D and can be oriented in any position and on transparent backgrounds. This combined with the power of your image editing program yields fantastic deep space scenes.