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Adding star-pointed light to an image

maggie9 9 45 2 Scotland
14 Jan 2009 1:48PM
im relatively new to photoshop (and this site), i have an image of a harbour in failling light, and at the end of the pier there is a red light on a beacon. i know you can buy filters that put star points on a light source (one of which i dont have).
i was wondering if it can be done in photoshop and if so how?!

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Henchard 12 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 1:55PM
maggie9 9 45 2 Scotland
14 Jan 2009 2:02PM
still finding my way around the place, thanku!
tepot 13 4.4k United Kingdom
14 Jan 2009 4:22PM
isn't that cheating?
paulcr 12 1.5k 9 Ireland
14 Jan 2009 4:28PM

Quote:Isn't that cheating?

Hahahahaha, ah bless.. Smile
15 Jan 2009 11:51AM
Select the Brush tool, look through the choices of brushes available and choose a star-shaped one. If you don't see a suitable one, change the brush set and look again. When you find one the right shape, select it and set the size to what you need.Use the colour picker to select the colour of the light you're going to apply the star effect to, move the brush into position and click once. Any problems, let me know,hope this helps.
maggie9 9 45 2 Scotland
15 Jan 2009 1:01PM
okay i've had a good practice at putting stars and twinkles on everything...i can see it might be a handy thing....
however, i think i'll purchase a filter as i dont seen to make them look very 'natural' if you know what i mean Smile
thanku for help
NEWMANP 9 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2009 1:04PM
if you can stop down to f16 you may just get the effect you are after without using a filter. sometimes it works at f11 too,
maggie9 9 45 2 Scotland
15 Jan 2009 4:56PM
oh if only................. my wee camera stops at f8 :-(

however im not complaining its been great to cut my teeth on

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