Today is day twenty-four of the video blogging challenge, and Cynthia Dixon asked me to create a tutorial on how to create a starburst using Photoshop.
There’s a video to watch and text if you prefer to read.
Watch the Video:
Day 24 – Video Blogging Challenge from Bonnie Gean
How to Create a Starburst in Photoshop
In today’s video, I’m going to show you how to create a starburst effect inside of Photoshop because Cynthia Dixon asked for instructions, and I am happy to accommodate her request.
Let’s get started!
The first thing you need to do is go to File >> New and create a new canvas size of 1280 x 720 pixels, 300 resolution with a transparent background, and click the OK button.
Set your foreground color to white and the background color to black. (You can make the colors any two combinations you want, depending on the color starburst you’re creating.)
Click the Gradient Tool from the toolbar to make it active. Click your mouse on the top of the canvas. Hold the shift key down as you drag the mouse to the bottom of your transparent canvas to produce a foreground to background gradient.
Choose Filter >> Distort >> Wave from the file menu.
Change the Wave settings as follows:
Choose Filter >> Distort >> Polar Coordinates from the file menu. From the Polar Coordinates window, choose the “Rectangular to Polar” option and click the OK button.
Your screen should now resemble this picture:
How to Save Your Starburst as a Brush Preset
Choose Edit >> Define Brush Preset and give your starburst brush a name. When you’re done naming the file, click the OK button.
How to Create a Starburst Layer with the Brush Tool
Choose Layer >> New >> Layer to create a new layer above layer 1. Turn off layer 1 by clicking on the eye symbol. Your screen should now be transparent.
Click the brush tool from the toolbar on the left. Change the foreground color to black and the background color to white.
Change the brush size from 1280 pixels to 2000 pixels, and click the OK button.
Position your brush on the transparent layer (layer 2) of your canvas. You want to place it in the center half of the canvas, on the right side. Click your mouse to add a starburst to the canvas.
Your screen should resemble this one:
Change the opacity of layer 2 to 50 percent. You should save the file to your computer. Your starburst is ready to Create an Appealing Video Cover in PowerPoint.
When you save the starburst file, save it to your computer as a “transparent” PNG file for the best results!
Download My Working PSD File:
NOTE:Please do not use my file for any commercial projects. It is for your personal use only. Thank you!
Would you like me to create a specific tutorial for you? Will you try to make a starburst in Photoshop? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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