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Make a wooden Hollow Star with Depth.

Step by step detailed wooden star creation. Learn how to Make a wooden Hollow Star with Depth.

wooden- polygon
The below video shows all the steps
Details of Polygon creation in this post: Polygons and Selections
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Steps to create a wooden hollow star with depth:

  • Draw an 8 side polygon with:
    • star shape
    • 20% indentation for sides
    • Use the settings on the side
    • No outline
    • Blue fill
    • 500 px X 500px (50% of your canvas)
    • No curved Corners
    • No curved indents
  • Duplicate this 8 corners star to a smaller one
    • From the layers side panel, select the polygon layer and right-click on it or select duplicate from menu>layer>Duplicate
    • press ctrl+T to open the Free transform Top tool menu
    • Set W=50%, H=50%
    • Set the Fill to black

  • Now, make blue star hollow
    • Use the object selection tool object-selection-tool from the side panel
    • Drag it around the black star
    • Select the blue star layer from the right-side panel
    • Then, menu>Layer>Rasterize>Layer to make it directly editable
    • hit delete
    • Hide the black star by clicking on eye-layer eye icon (visibility) beside the black layer
    • You will end up with a hollow polygon as in the image to the side
hollow-star
  • To add a Wooden Texture You have 2 options
  1. Use the wooden Styles from the Photoshop as fill to the star
  2. Embed a wooden layer or any other image and cut the hollow star in it
  1. Add a wooden texture from Photoshop Stylesmenu>Windows>Styles
    • The Style selection panel will appear
    • Go to Natural .Wood
    • Then apply menu>layers>Layer Style> Bevel Emboss
    • settings as Screenshot to the side
style-wood
  1. Embed an image and cut the star into it
    • menu>File>Place Embedded
    • Choose the image you prefer, I will be using in this demo an Image by Diego Passadori from Unsplash Website
    • Make the blue perforated star layer to the top and use the object-selection-tool object selection tool
    • IF the selection is not perfect, you can repeat it or correct is using are + or - improve-selection
  1. continue
    • Select the Wooden Layer that you embedded
    • menu>Layer>Rasterize>Layer
    • menu>Select>Inverse
    • hit Del (Delete)
    • Apply Bevel and Emboss
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