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Star Shapes Creation in Photoshop Tutorial, How To Create Star Designs Beginner's Guide

By Andrew Buckle, Video Tutorial Creator / Designer

Updated : 2021


Star shapes are created in Photoshop either via the polygon tool with it's dedicated star feature or you can create stars via brushes or pen tool etc to create a more organic star design.


The star shapes can be added via the polygon tool, it is a pity there is no star tool in Photoshop (though it does have a triangle one). The star shapes need to be applied by changing the star ratio so to get any level of star, set that to less than 100% and then you will see the star design and set it to 5% for an intense star.


The star shapes can be added as a pixel design, perhaps add it to a layer, or it can be added as a vector layer and the vector layer offers more flexibility as you can re-size the design, you can rotate it, add other transforms, combine it with other shapes and much more. The star can also be added as a path.


You can change the number of points via the top bar but that is only used when you create a new star shape in Photoshop, if you want to interactively modify the number of points, star radius etc then you will need to use the properties panel found in the window menu.


The star shapes added as a vector shape layer can be combined via the layer menu and using the combine shape commands such as unite etc and literally millions of different stars can be added.


If you add the design as a vector, you can also tweak the individual star points, inner and outer, by using the direct selection tool found in the tools panel. Select the points and drag them in different directions etc