First I made the starburst with clouds, then motion blur, then polar coordinates.I see 2 different white starbursts with lowered opacities. I see 2 different yellow starbursts with dark ring or starburst between them. And then there's the brilliant white highlight burst.
Can you post and image of your version?
I don't mind if it's exactly centered. I just don't want it to be so soft and blurry like. I want the yellow thing to burst out in a direction and not be round. If you know what I meanYou should use gradient instead of brush tool. You can choose gradient tool by pressing G and then in upper left corner you can choose color and gradient type then just drag from the middle. ( remember to do tgis on a new layer). Or double click on the layer in layers panel and add gradient from there, it will be centered for sure that way, or last option add gradient adjustment layer from bottom of layers panel. If you have your gradient layer ready just change its blend mode.
That's very close to what I'm looking for. If the yellow is not so round that would be great. Is there a way to make a random point on the edge of the curves to just shoot out? With a blending technique like blend if?
Do you mind showing me steps by steps on doing it? Thank you so much!
Sorry, but this is really confusing. Where's the noise option and the "roughness"? Do you mind providing a screenshot?Another starting point to consider is using angle gradients in masks in combination with a radial gradient
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- Background is star pattern (or whatever is desired)
- Solid Blue with mask of angle gradient using noise option and 80 to 100% roughness (you can use most gradient patterns and get similar results)
- Do the same with a yellow angle gradient yet hit the randomize button first (put this Layer in a Group)
- Use radial gradient on the group layer to shift from yellow to blue
- With move tool offset the yellow angle gradient from the blue one just slightly (adds interest)
- Use Image > Adjustments > Curves on both the Blue angle gradient as well as the Yellow angle gradient masks to suit to your taste
The above just gives you a starting point to consider.