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How to Create Stars Text Effect
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Learn how to create amazing stars text effect. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the brushes in Illustrator.
The final results is a really impressive and you will pick up some tips you did not know before.
Step 1
Make a new document in Adobe Illustrator and type your word, in my case STARS. The font I have used is Helvetica Heavy Extended (font-size: 150px, letter spacing: 75px). Than duplicate the word and Create Outlines (mouse/right click). Leave a copy for a short time we will use it later.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 2
Now we have to make a new brush. Create a star using the star tool with Radius 1: 20px, Radius 2: 50px and 5 points.
How to Create Stars Text Effect

After that open the Brushes window (Window>Brushes or F5) and choose a new brush. In New Brush window select New Scatter Brush.
How to Create Stars Text Effect

Then in Scatter Brush Options window edit the next parameters: Size: 10% Fixed, Spacing: 10% Fixed, Scatter: 0% Fixed, Rotation: 90% Fixed. Choose Path in the Rotation relative drop down menu.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 3
Select the path stars what we have done in Step 1 and apply the Brush, after that set the Stroke 0,5pt.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 4
Duplicate the stars path several times (I have copied 7 times)
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 5
Select the second path and open the Options of Selected Object in the BRUSHES window.
How to Create Stars Text Effect

Set the next parameters: Size: 30% to 10% Random, Spacing 28% Fixed. Other parameters we are leaving the same.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 6
Again, select the next path and open the Options of Selected Object in the BRUSHES window. Set the next parameters: Spacing 10% Fixed, Scatter -55% to 2% Random.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 7
Repeat this operation with the rest of paths, slightly changing the parameters in the Options of Selected Object in the BRUSHES window. Finally we have seven absolutely different looking paths.
Step 8
Now open Adobe Photoshop and make new file. After that, copy (Ctrl + C) all paths separately in Illustrator and past (Ctrl + C) to Photoshop as a Smart Objects.
Step 9
Select all Layers (Vector Smart Objects) and align them.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 10
Select one of the Vector Smart Object layers and double click the layer to open the Layer Style dialog box. Select Drop Shadow and Color as shown below. Drop Shadow color is #a6a614 Color Overlay is #ffff33. Apply the same style to the rest of stars Vector Smart Objects except top one.
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Step 11
Now, select the top layer and double click the layer to open the Layer Style dialog box. Select Drop Shadow the same as above and Gradient Overlay as shown below.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 12
Now, change the background to black #000000. Our Stars look nice so far.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 14
Back to Illustrator; copy the Stars Path and past to Photoshop as Pixels.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 15
Now, choose the Select Tool (M) and make rectangular as you can see below. After that, rotate the selection by 20-25 degrees.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 16
So now, we need to move and delete the selection area as you can see below.
How to Create Stars Text Effect

After this operation, we should have the next result.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 17
Now, select this layer using the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) or (Ctrl + A) and apply the vertical Gradient. Top color #f9a859 and bottom color #cf550f.
How to Create Stars Text Effect

How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 18
Now, set the blending mode for the layer - Linear Light.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 19
Open the Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set 5.5px.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Step 20
Wow, the cool stars text effect is complete. Do not hesitate to experiment. You can easy transform stars text effect to everything what you want.
How to Create Stars Text Effect
Conclusion:
It is not difficult to change the document size because all layers are in vectors, so there are no quality defects. The final tutorial image is below.
How to Create Stars Text Effect