Living The Seasons

20130113-24_w_Stars_Blog

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    1. I used Topaz Star Effects to add them in. Of course, Topaz lit up everything with stars, so it was a good couple of minutes to remove everything I didn’t want a star burst on! I normally don’t make the star effects so noticeable, but I felt this particular photo could hold up to it. I did experiment around with different sizes and types of star bursts to get one that I looked possible for that particular situation.

      This is another one where I also added a star burst, but much more modestly (the picture is three down and labeled):

      https://livingtheseasons.com/2012/03/07/little-red-building-different-ways/

      I also used star bursts here to try and cover up a blown out lamp:

      https://livingtheseasons.com/2014/10/02/weekly-photo-challenge-nighttime/

      1. Thanks so very much for this wonderful information and for the links to your photos so I could see more of it in action! Lovely. I’ve downloaded the trial version and am going to put it to use on a few photos from San Francisco where I didn’t quite use a small enough aperture to get the wonderful bursts :) Really appreciate you taking the time to spell it all out for me!

        1. You’re welcome! While those weren’t the first night shots that I took, I was still pretty green at it. There’s no way I could have gotten that starburst on my own with what I didn’t know at that time. At least the pictures were in raw, which gave me a little edge in processing them up.

          And that’s payback for other photographers who graciously shared tips with me when I asked how they did something. I’ve learned a lot just by asking how something got done.

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