Photoshop Q&A

These are answers to simple questions that people often have about Adobe Photoshop.


How do I make (or cut out) a star shape in Photoshop?


Choose the Custom Shape Tool (might be hiding under the Rectangle Tool).

Choose the Polygon Tool. It's a little hexagon at the top of the screen.

Then click the little drop-down arrow, and tick the Star box.

Then drag this tool across your image, to make the star.

If you want a star-shaped cutout of a photograph, do the following:

In the Layers window, drag your star layer below your picture layer.

Then right-click your picture layer, and click Create Clipping Mask.

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