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Stars Tutorial by Ov3RMinD Stars Tutorial by Ov3RMinD
I recently found this on my hard drive. I know I said I would upload a Star Tutorial some day because people kept asking me how I make the stars in my pictures. So I modified it a bit and here it is. I'm sorry I couldn't upload it earlier but I had no time and no photoshop.

I hope there are still some people who might find this useful.

cheers
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:iconcrescentwingstudio:
CrescentWingStudio Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a very useful tutorial but how do you get the edges to hold color like that but keep the main body white?
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:iconmoi-hime:
Moi-hime Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very informative, thank you!
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BunnyHat-J Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Hi, I used your tutorial for this work: bunnyhat-j.deviantart.com/art/…

It was very helpful and this is an awesome tutorial, thanks for making and sharing it! (ノ´ヮ´)ノ*:・゚✧
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Samurai-ko Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Again, this will be a great help - thanks for sharing this!
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:iconnusheen:
Nusheen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yes! got it!
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:iconblooming-blossom:
Blooming-Blossom Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ummm what program is that?
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:iconpasteldoveponyartist:
PastelDovePonyArtist Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I don't understand the 90 angle..
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:iconsalemik:
Salemik Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013

Thank you for the work you have put into this.

 

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:iconooomidnightooo:
oOoMidnightoOo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
im gonna try this ^^
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:icontatsukiotaku:
TatsukiOtaku Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student General Artist
im sorry i got so confused at Ctrl-T step..
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macspendleton Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013
same
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:iconel-line:
EL-line Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
thank you ,that's quite useful
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:iconvictriaofargus:
VictriaOfArgus Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student General Artist
I can't seem to make the brushes I make come out the way I originally created them.
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Sunshine-Green Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here: [link]
Thank you <3
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JordFritz Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
what program?
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:icongoldsmurf:
Goldsmurf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Great tutorial! how do I make my lens flare in the center?
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:iconbenjiiben:
BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
looks awesome :D
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:iconthe-onechanbara:
The-OneChanbara Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you zen master
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:iconlunaxi:
lunaxi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
    Hello!
    I was wondering how you 'invert' in PSE 9?
    Thanks!
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:iconazulnaranja:
AzulNaranja Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconxemylixa:
Xemylixa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Useful indeed)))
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Dionyzos-sama Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011   Interface Designer
thank U, I can really improve myself with this!
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:iconcacysunlee:
cacysunlee Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you !
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:iconhetalia-neko-fan:
hetalia-neko-fan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So helpful!!! 8D
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killiox-lonewof Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
Really nice tutorial. But I was wondering, is there a GIMP version of it?
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lorelai182003 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Thank you so much for the tutorial! One can create really beautiful stars with it! Used here --> [link]
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:iconmarieartcorner:
marieartcorner Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Ahhhh I do love stars. Thanks for the insight!
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:iconfriesianknight:
FriesianKnight Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
I used your tutorial here: [link]

Thank you very much. ^.^
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risesatspring Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah,just what I needed,I was comissioned to do work on outerspace pictures,but It occured to me,I dont know how to do this stuff.This is just what I needed to help me :) Instead of cheating with the pen tool.
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sowelunee Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great tutorial! i like it
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:iconthesla:
THesla Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This Is Awesome!!!
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silverheartx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
I was able to follow every step, with the exception of the last tip you gave about 'inverting' the picture. I would be very grateful if you could be a little more thorough on what that means? And also how would you apply this to an already color-gradiated background? (Ex. my back ground is already a purple/blue gradient. How would I get just the star in the background without applying the black background of the star to my colored background??) I hope this makes sense...

Sorry, I am a little bit of a novice when it comes to performing certain elements in photoshop. ^^' I would really appreciate your help!
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Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
About inverting: Inverting an image changes every color to its opposite, i.e. white to black and black to white of a single layer. When you define a brush preset in Photoshop (Menu Edit->Define Brush Preset), the brush tip will have the shape of the black parts of your image. Black will be 100% visible, gray will be transparent and white will be invisible. That means that if you want to create a bush out of the star, it would have to be black (it should be visible) on a white background (which will be invisible). But the star you created in this tutorial is white on a black background. Thats why you would need to invert the image of the star to make it a brush. Simply press Ctrl-i to invert a selected layer. (Don't forget to merge all your layers if you want to invert the whole image and it has more than one layer (Menu Layer->Merge Layers or Ctrl-E).)

Colored background: as explained above, if your brush preset is made from a black star on top of a white background, only the star will be painted when you use that brush. It doesn't matter what you paint it on.

Another way without using a brush preset would be to merge all the layers of your star so that the result would be a white star on black background on a single layer, and then simply set the layer mode to linear dodge. The linear dodge mode makes only those parts of a layer visible that are brighter than the layer below it. In the case of the star image, only the white star would remain visible.

I hope that helps.
If that doesn't clear things up, I recommend searching for a custom brush tutorial for Photoshop.
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silverheartx Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Thank you very much! Your advice has been of great help to me. :)
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silverheartx Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Oh, nevermind i was able to figure it out...Thank you for the tutorial! It was very, very helpful! :D
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Tuskface Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait...does this work of pse7?
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
This wonderful artwork got featured :)
:: Once Upon a Star - a starry feature ::

Hope you don't mind :hug: happy holidays!
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Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course I don't mind, thanks a lot for the feature.
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Allantsuki Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW THIS IS USEFUL
LIKE A LOT

THANKS!
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MasterWeirdoStock Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
i really love your tutorial :) but i don't know what the ctrl T and all that is and my computer is a mac...plz help :(
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:iconov3rmind:
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I didn't notice I didn't even mention the name of the Ctrl-T tool. :( It's Transform, you can also access it via the menu: Edit -> Free Transform. Sorry for that, should've explained it.
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MagnumtheHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Very helpful, I use GIMP and I can make stars easily with the gradient flares, but now I have Photoshop and needed a way to make stars, this is a great help
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Dumdodoor Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gonna be useful indeed! ^^
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:iconredd23:
Redd23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Thank you fo this <3 I used it here: [link]
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Glittercandy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
This was a hugely helpful tutorial! I created a great star brush by following it. :) :heart:

Thank you for making this.
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:iconov3rmind:
Ov3RMinD Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. Glad it helped you.
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Hushabyhollo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Thankyou for making this! I used it here: [link]
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Crissy-Pie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Thanks! this is helpful
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:iconcrissy-pie:
Crissy-Pie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Thanks! this is helpful
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Paliodor Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
Great tut. It will be a big help, since I'm not so good if it goes about making stars. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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