Proper way to get Star affect
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    Proper way to get Star affect

    by hockysa » Mon Jun 22, 2009 4:08 pm

    Hey guys,

    I was considering getting a cross screen filter/star filter, when a friend who I turn to for advice told me that the star filters are a gimmick and that there's a proper way to doit without the filter.

    Just wondering, what is that proper way?? I'm trying to search the technique atm but I'm just getting photos of celebrities/"stars"...
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    by avkomp » Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:31 pm

    I only ever used a star filter on my lens,

    although you can reproduce the effect by placing a bit of fly screen wire over you lens. :lol:

    although there pretty much has to be some sort of PS way to do it
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    by Steve Lockyer » Mon Jun 22, 2009 7:20 pm

    I have found as pointed out by Big Red ages ago the aperture can make a difference. One lens may be great at f9.5 and another at say f7.........maybe give this a try.

    I'd be interested to hear others thoughts.
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    by Big Pix » Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:02 pm

    do a search "photo star filters" will give you lots of results.......
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    by heartyfisher » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:27 pm

    When I was a poor high school student taking pictures of school concerts and stuff and wanted those "star" effects I discovered that you can make a cheap temporary star effect very easily with any number of sides!

    How?

    Just use your greasy fingers and smear some streaks on the lens filter! make them as regular(crosshatch) as possible and you will get some stars! A bit of experimenting helps. and if it doesn't work just wipe it clean with a lens cloth. You dont need a lot of grease (dont go grap a chicken wing and smear it on the lens!!! ) just normal average human oils on your cheek or forehead will do fine. Just a single light stroke of my forefinger once across my brow is usually more than enough.

    Once you are done with it just wipe it clean with a lens cloth.
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    by Big Pix » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:40 pm

    Cheers ....bp....

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    by cowsgomoo » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:41 pm

    Note to self- Don't buy used filters from Hearty :shock:

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    Very inventive.
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    by Kristine65 » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:36 pm

    Steve Lockyer wrote:I have found as pointed out by Big Red ages ago the aperture can make a difference. One lens may be great at f9.5 and another at say f7.........maybe give this a try.

    I'd be interested to hear others thoughts.


    I agree! I often get star filter affects without the star filter :D

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    by hockysa » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:04 am

    Big Pix wrote:do a search "photo star filters" will give you lots of results.......


    read the post properly.. I'm after a way to doit without the filter.
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    by hockysa » Tue Jun 23, 2009 4:07 am



    that's what I'm after

    thank you

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