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How do I draw a "star" on either photoshop or fireworks?

Hi, I am trying to draw shining "star" on photoshop and have no success. I tried render -> lightnining...but noooo...

star - on the sky.....

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RepliedCommented:
Hi there,

If you want a realistic glowing star, go to Render > Lens Flare.. Make the flare small, and set it to 105mm Prime (this will make sure it doesn't give an unrealistically large glow).

If you want a star-shaped star, it's just a bit more complicated. On your toolbar, you will have a Rectangle Tool. Click it, and HOLD the mouse until a small menu of tools pops up from under it. That's a good trick in case you were familiar with it, there are a multitude of switchable tools for most toolbar icons. Anyway, instead of the Rectangle, select Custom Shape Tool (last one usually). Now I dpanding on what version of photoshop you have, you may have the different shapes menu in different locations. Usually it will be located across the horizontal toolbar on the top (Prohotshop 6 and above, I believe). When you click the shapes menu, click the little circle (looks like a VCR Play button) on the top right, and select "All" from that submenu. This will load all the different shapes Photoshop has. Now just go back to the Shapes Menu, select a star shape, and then draw it using the Custom Shape Tool. You now have whats called a "shape path". It may or may not color in by default. Click the Path Selection Tool from the toolbar, and right click anywhere on the image. If the star was already colored, just click Delete Path from the menu. If the star isn't colored, select either Fill Path, or Stroke Path to outline it... Best of luck!
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weedCommented:
Youll get a better star by using a custom brush. I use the star shapes from the Grunge custom brush collection. Just a single click with the foreground color set to white or an off-white does it.
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Sohel RanaCommented:
Hi:

Are you looking for something like this? :

http://www.webclass.ru/eng/Tutorials/Photoshop/Star_matter.html

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bmirzaCommented:
If u want a traditional 5 point star... do it the cheaters way.

Plain background, black colored text... and go to WingDings or WebDings and choose a star.
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neonlightsAuthor Commented:
bmirza, where is that WingDings or WebDings?

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bmirzaCommented:
Both should be listed under your Fonts... (i.e. Times New Roman, Arial, Verdana, WingDings)
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ro0t88Commented:

Use webdings.  To make the character show, hold the alt key and type 0171 and then release the alt key.  The character in non-symbol fonts looks like this...  «

If you want to browse all the characters of a font, run the Character Map program.  It is usually found under Start>menu>accessories>Character Map.  Alternately  you can do a start>run> and type "charmap" and hit enter.
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ro0t88Commented:
My apologies... character alt-0171 is an arrow in the WINGDINGS font.
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avgavgCommented:
This is only what bmirza and ro0t88 have pointed out - in a little more detail...
For Five or six pointed star:
- First start photoshop (any version) and open the file where you want to draw the star (or create a new file).
- Keep photoshop open.
- Go to you windows Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Character Map
- Click the drop down menu next to Font and select wingdings
- Click the 5 or 6 pointed star (end of 8th row)
- Click Select and then copy
- Return to your photoshop page
- Click Edit and then Paste
- You have your star which can be re-sized or coloured as you like.
- If you can't see the star, make sure your foreground color is not the same as the background (Type some text to check).
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andYetAnotherLoginNameCommented:
Hi, I am trying to draw shining "star" on photoshop and have no success. I tried render -> lightnining...but noooo...

star - on the sky.....


why don't just use brush tool?
if you want it blurred, use radial blur filter.
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neonlightsAuthor Commented:
Thanks all
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Sohel RanaCommented:
Thanks neonlights.

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