Message 11 Déc 2010, 02:03

Starburst effects on jewelry or shiny object with Photoshop

Here's a little tutorial to create a starburst effects on jewelry or shiny object.

NB: If you have problems viewing images in this tutorial:
Right click on the white square with a red cross and click on display image.

Open the photo of the object in Photoshop, then click Layer / New Layer.

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Check that there is no background color, you need a transparent background.

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Choose a color proximate to white for the burst of star.
If you make a picture of a ruby, you should choose a color slightly red.
For a picture of an emerald, choose a very slightly green color.
For this example, the color will be beige.

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Select the brush tool.

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Change the shape of the brush by clicking on "Brush" (1).
In the window shapes, click on the small arrow in the upper right (2) to display the menu and select "Assorted brushes" (3).
Select the Star brush (4) and change the value of flow (5) of 65% for example.
Choosing the diameter (6) of the star that will create the brilliance.

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You can change the scale, or rotate the star, by clicking on the move tool, clicking on an edge of the selection, then right click with the mouse to select "rotate" from the menu.

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Below, the result very realistic bursts of light.

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You now know how create a starburst effects on jewelry or shiny object.
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