Anyone know where to get a star looking action?

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It's not really a star. It's like a gold reflective looking action, (or design trick) that makes letters look like gold light is coming from it. I've seen it used to emphasize certain letters in a title, and I think the look is AWESOME.

If anyone has an idea what I'm talking about, lol, could you please post here or pm me?

Thanks much!

Olaina
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  • Profile picture of the author Victor
    Hi,

    This is about as gold as it gets using photoshop:

    Learn Adobe Photoshop Tutorials - Text Effects - Gold-Plated Text - Photoshop Essentials.com

    Thanks,

    -Flex
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  • Profile picture of the author e-mail2u
    Here is a few lighting effects.


    First one is a outer glow,
    second is a gradient flare,
    third is a sparkle,
    fourth is a stroke.

    I think the sparkle is the one you are asking about.
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    • Profile picture of the author viralgold
      Originally Posted by e-mail2u View Post

      Here is a few lighting effects.


      First one is a outer glow,
      second is a gradient flare,
      third is a sparkle,
      fourth is a stroke.

      I think the sparkle is the one you are asking about.
      By the way, where can I find this 'sparkle'?
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  • Profile picture of the author viralgold
    Oh, thank you to both of you! I like both effects, but the one that Victor shared is the closest.

    Hmm. I've learned my lesson . . .I'm going to look here FIRST before I search the entire net, and have to depend on "big brother" Google to try to find what I want. Is it only me, or does anyone find it difficult to actually find what they want when blindly searching on the search engines, lol. At least when it comes to stuff like this.

    Again, many thanks to both of you. I appreciate your help very much!

    Olaina
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  • Profile picture of the author Amsterdam
    'Sparkle' is a lens flare, found under the filter menu. You might need to 'flatten' the image for best results.

    T
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  • Profile picture of the author e-mail2u
    The actual sparkle i used for this graphic is a gimp brush. You just create a transparent layer and apply the brush image to it so you can adjust it to the correct area.

    This gives you the added bonus of being able to move it at a later time or delete it as a brush is always applied to a layer and cannot be removed unless it is on it's own layer.
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    • Profile picture of the author Amsterdam
      Originally Posted by e-mail2u View Post

      The actual sparkle i used for this graphic is a gimp brush. You just create a transparent layer and apply the brush image to it so you can adjust it to the correct area.

      This gives you the added bonus of being able to move it at a later time or delete it as a brush is always applied to a layer and cannot be removed unless it is on it's own layer.

      Good tip!

      T
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  • Profile picture of the author viralgold
    Very good tip! I think I'm going to have to hire one of you, lol. I've been sick most of the last year and I take so much pain medication that my mind is like a blank slate! I've forgotten more than I knew before, I think. Oh, yea. I can't think.

    Thanks so much for your help guys. I do have some ideas, if'n I can remember them! If not, I'll be back.
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