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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Starburst Pattern Paper

This tutorial will show you how to make a paper with a starburst pattern in Paint Shop Pro.

1.  Open up a new canvas.  Mine is 3600 x 3600 at 300 dpi for a full size paper.

2.  Fill the canvas with a color using the Fill Bucket.

3.  Create a new layer (Layers > New Raster Layer).

4.  Use the custom selection tool to create a 3600 x 200 selection in the center of on the new layer.

Left = 1600
Right = 1800
Top = 0
Bottom = 3600

5.  Fill the selection with a contrasting color.

6.  Ctrl + D to select none.

7.  Use the Pattern effect (Effects > Reflection Effects > Pattern) to create vertical stripes.  Create as many stripes as desired.  I chose 9 stripes.

Horizontal offset = 0
Vertical offset = 0
Rotation angle = 0
Scale factor = 1
Number of columns = 9
Number of rows = 3
Horizontal shift = 0
Vertical shift = 0

8.  Finish by using the Polar Coordinates deformation (Effects > Distortion Effects > Polar Coordinates) to create the starburst.

Rectangle to polar = Checked
Edge mode = Wrap


  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. This is awesome, Spencer! Just what I've been looking for! Thank you :)

  3. This is a cool tutorial, Spencer. I've gotten to the point where instead of searching the web for a tutorial on anything scrapping and finally having to throw up my hands in defeat, I just come here. LOL! Keep up the good work!

  4. Awesome. Very easy to follow. Thank you.