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EyeCandy 3.1 Star Filter
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EyeCandy 3.1
Star Filter
Created by: Fignations of Imaginment

 

This filter creates stars and other regular polygons.

The combination of each option creates the entire effect of this filter.

The polygon colors are selected by choosing an Inner Color and an Outer Color by clicking on the color boxes which brings up the color picker.
 
 

Number of Sides

This determines how many sides the polygon has. Settings are from 3 to 50.

1st image:   Sides = 3
2nd image:   Sides = 15
3rd image:   Sides = 50
 


Indentation

This adjusts how far the sides of the polygon are indented from the outer point. Settings are from 0 to 95.

1st image:   Indentation = 0
2nd image:   Indentation = 15
3rd image:   Indentation = 50
4th image:   Indentation = 95
 

Scale

This increases the size of the star. The default is 100%. Settings are from 20% to 200%.

1st image:   Scale =20
2nd image:   Scale = 50
3rd image:   Scale = 100
4th image:   Scale = 200
 


X-Shift & Y-Shift

These settings adjust where the polygon is created on the image or from the selection, along the X- and Y-axis.

The X-axis shifts the polygon along the horizontal axis, with a negative amount moving it to the left and a positive amount moving it to the right.

The Y-axis shifts the polygon along the vertical axis, with a negative amount moving it up and a positive amount moving it down.

1st image:   X-Shift = -25; Y-Shift = 25
2nd image:   X-Shift = -30; Y-Shift = 0
 


Opacity

This adjusts how opaque the polygon is allowing more or less of the original image to show through. Settings are from 1 to 100. The images above all use a setting of 100.

1st image:   Opacity = 30
2nd image:   Opacity = 50
 


Orientation

This rotates the polygon around its axis. Settings are from 0 to 359. Setting it to 360 is the same as 0 and the filter will reflect this. The more sides you have the less noticeable the rotation will be.

1st image:   Orientation = 0
2nd image:   Orientation = 45
 
 

Smooth

This anti-aliases the edges of the polygon when selected.

 

Saved Effects

The pull-down menu that shows "Last Used" by default has a number of predefined effects you can choose. You can add your own settings by clicking on the pencil icon or delete settings by clicking on the eraser icon.

 

Quite a few different shapes can be made with this filter, from a "pizza cutter" to star fruit to a circle.

The filter can be applied to a selection, however the shape of the selection will determine where the polygon is cut off. The bottom example on the left was created using text (a "P"), created as a selection, then applying the star filter.