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How do I do a starburst with Illustrator

Dec 8, 2012 7:30 AM

Hi

 

I have to recreate a "starburst" for a graphic and am not sure how to do it and where to start. 

 

Attached is an image of the type of starbrust I am trying to recreate.

 

Any suggestions?  Or Illustrator "brush"?   Using Illustrator CS5 for the PC.

 

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    Dec 8, 2012 12:02 PM   in reply to rowby

    Some bold people would take Illustrator's indispensable Flare tool.

     
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    Dec 8, 2012 3:03 PM   in reply to rowby

    You make a straight vertical path and use the wifth to taper it and you use the transform Effect to rotate it you copy and apste a couple of times and use the transform effect to rotate each of the copied art

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-08 at 2.33.25 PM.png

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-08 at 2.33.42 PM.png

     

    But before you do that once you have the stroke of the original path adjusted with the width tool then you apply a gradient to the stroke so it goes from white 100% to White 0%

     

    Gice it a inner glow and perhaps a slight blur depending on what you think looks good.

     

    the center you have to make a circle with a blur and a solid white to a transparent white radial gradient fill.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-08 at 5.35.03 PM.png

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-08 at 5.36.27 PM.png

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-08 at 5.47.05 PM.png

    Adjust the transparency of each copy of the transformed stroke

    Screen Shot 2012-12-08 at 5.48.46 PM.png

     

    Draw a cicle beyond the edges of the burst and fill it with a radial gradient, select the three paths for the burst and gradient filled circle and make it a clipping path

     
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    Dec 8, 2012 3:05 PM   in reply to Wade_Zimmerman

    To can put a blue stroke around the center circle with some transparency for the look of the one you posted.

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-08 at 6.04.21 PM.png

     
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    Dec 9, 2012 9:05 PM   in reply to rowby

    You're welcome! If you need help I or someone else will chime in.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 6:59 AM   in reply to rowby

    Gradient stroke is only for cs6. Expand strokes and apply gradation instead.

     

    And 'object->compound path->make' expanded strokes so you don't apply gradation on every stroke(try it without making compound path for better understanding).

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 7:19 AM   in reply to rowby

    Effects>Stylize>Outer Glow

     

    Effects>Stylize>Feather

     

    Effects>Blur>Gausian Blur

     

     

    Explore the Effects Menu and the appearance panel to add fills and to vary the adjustments.

     

    Maybe I will do a video later.

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 7:53 AM   in reply to rowby

    I guess I gave it an inner nd outer glow

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-10 at 10.51.15 AM.png

     

    Screen Shot 2012-12-10 at 10.51.25 AM.png

     
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    Dec 10, 2012 9:08 AM   in reply to Wade_Zimmerman

    Here is a video with the use of a gasian blur instead of a inner or outer glow

     

    http://www.wadezimmerman.com/videos/Starburst.mov

     
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