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We are going to need to create several images during this tutorial. This tutorial is a little complicated so if you have any questions you can email me. To start we are going to make a new image in photoshop using File/New and make it 100 x 100. We are going to need to turn on the grid by using View/Show/Grid and you will probably need to readjust it by using Edit/Preferences/Guide, Grids & Slices. I have my grid set to 10 pixels with 5 subdivisions. Next make sure your snap is on by checking View/Snap. Now grab the line tool and set it to like 1 pixel thickness. We are going to make lines at every subdivision step. Start from the lower right hand corner and draw 1 line into the bottom left corner. Do the same from the upper left corner going to the lower left. Next starting at the lower right draw a line from the corner to the first subdivision on the left side. Keep doing this until you get all the way over to the left side. The image below is what you should have.

The next step is to right click your layers and Rasterize them all. Then merge all these layers down to a single layer with a transparent background using Layer/Merge Down. Now you are going to make a New image that is 200x200. Now drag the first image into the second 4 times and using Edit/Transform/Rotate you can create a star. My image is below with a white background.

Now that we have these 4 layers we can combine them by using Layer/Merge Down. Then create a New image that is 400x400. Drag this star layer onto the newest image and try to center it as best you can. Next use Image/Invert to make the star white. Create a new layer by using Layer/New Layer and fill it with black. Place the star on top of the black layer and use Layer/Merge down. Next we are going to apply Filter/Artisitc/Plastic Wrap and you image should look like the one below.

Now comes the finishing touch which is just a little bit of color. By using Image/Adjustments/Hue /Saturation we can change the color. Be sure to click the colorize box and you image should look like the one below.

Any questions or comments leave them in the forum.

This tutorial was made using Adobe Photoshop 7. Feel free to use this tutorial however you wish, but please link back to us.

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