How to Make a Starburst in Photoshop

     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