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comment I have a layer in Photoshop CS3. How do I “cut” star shaped pieces from it (leaving star-shaped transparent holes)?
to force the "polygon tool" to be actually a star, in th etop icon bar, you have the polygon icon, be sure that's the one pressed. Also, its options you set them by click and hold a tiny black triangle pointing down just at the right of a puzzle piece shape "custom shape tool". It will pop some options: choose "star" and leave blank "smooth corners" and "smooth indents". there also you type the % of how pointy-long do you want those star peaks. Out o fthat pop up, at the right in that tool bar, you have the number of sides for the polygon, in your case, number of star peaks. :)
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comment I have a layer in Photoshop CS3. How do I “cut” star shaped pieces from it (leaving star-shaped transparent holes)?
icons locations might vary slightly with your Photoshop version, but the method is the same , just find the icons locations if they are different :)
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comment I have a layer in Photoshop CS3. How do I “cut” star shaped pieces from it (leaving star-shaped transparent holes)?
...That icons tool bar is just the top menu "file, edite, image..." .You just need to click on the first of 3 icons. Indeed if you mouse over the first icon, and wait several seconds, you will see it shows a hot tip saying : "shape layers" :) . With that clicked, you will see that the polygon (in its options you can set it be a star as you want to, not a polygon) that you will draw, that is, the star, is a vector shape, with the fill of the foreground color that you had in that moment, and that with this new star created, it's also being created in layers window a new "shape layer". :)
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comment I have a layer in Photoshop CS3. How do I “cut” star shaped pieces from it (leaving star-shaped transparent holes)?
I'm glad it worked :) I might explained that step too briefly. You don't need to make the star in illustrator. Just.. in Photoshop, you have an "ink pen" tool in the vertical icon tool bar, at the left. Well, then (you could do it with instead or any other Photoshop "vector" tool) the icon just at the right of that icon, can be several things depending on what you selected last time. If you click and hole whilst pressed, it'll show a vertical menu of tools. Choose the "polygon tool" there. Now, with that selected, it will appear in a top icon toolbar there, several options...
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