Starburst help?

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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!


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mstay
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Posted Wed Feb 12 7:31PM

You can do a multilayer Blend to get the soft gradations in the star shape, use black - grey - white. Then use screen trans to get white glow. I did something similar here.


 


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Posted Wed Feb 12 10:51PM

Ooh, thanks Mr Stay, I might try that!


What is "Screen -trans" BTW?


Cheers


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mstay
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Posted Tue Feb 18 9:20PM

Screen Transparency setting. It's the opposite of multiply transparency.


 


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Posted Tue Feb 18 9:52PM
cheers  Mark!
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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.
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