Posted Wed Feb 12 3:30PM
Hi Guys I am trying to make a soft edged starburst like the photo on the left. The best I can manage is a star with "Outer glow" on the right andf it is too hard edged (
Does any body know any vector method to create something soft and wispy with out having to go into the mysterious world of gradient mesh?
Appreciate any help!
Posted Wed Feb 12 7:31PM
Posted Wed Feb 12 10:51PM
Ooh, thanks Mr Stay, I might try that!
What is "Screen -trans" BTW?
Posted Tue Feb 18 9:20PM
Screen Transparency setting. It's the opposite of multiply transparency.
Posted Tue Feb 18 9:52PM
Posted Wed Feb 19 3:19AM
Another way is to use a stroke and have it fade to transparent. Play around with the paintbrush thickness and the number of steps to fade. You will have to create each stroke manually but that lends to the asymmetrical character of flares. To finalize, you can use a very large airbrush to create that center glow.
You can also create an action of all this so that you can use it again.