Starbursts are great foundations for youtube video thumbnails and allow you to grab the attention of the viewers. This video highlights just how easy it is to apply a starburst to start your image. 

check it out here...

Step by step. 

  1. Open new document in photoshop in your desired dimensions
  2. use the gradient tool to make a two color gradient from top to bottom
  3. Use the distort filter - Wave
  4. Use the distort filter - Polar Coordinates

Some tips on making this work differently is:

  • Use high contrasting colors
  • Play with the wave distortion to get different effects
  • Use other filters to match your style

Thanks so much for reading and watching and have a good one!

-Jonathon Walters