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amount of sfhapes on a path

Explorer ,
Mar 18, 2024 Mar 18, 2024

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i want to put exactly 50 stars on a circle path. any  way to do this esily?

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Mar 18, 2024 Mar 18, 2024

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I think you are going to have to use Step & Repeat, unless you have Illustrator?

 

Make your path, which you'll only be using as a guide.

To make things easier, I made a pair of guides in the exact centre of the document, and dragged the Grid 0,0 point to their intersection.

Make a star using the Shape tool  — I used six sides and 50% (in Options bar)

Place the star on the eliptical path intersecting the vertical guide.

Copy the layer (Ctrl J)

Now the clever bit, which we call Step & Repeat.

Use Ctrl T to start Free Transform

Place thew centre handle on the guide intersection.  (Alt drag)  To get the position dead on, change the X: and Y: fields to 0,0

360° divided by 50 is 7.2° so put that value in the angle field. Note: It is important to put the central handle in the right place before entering that value.

Now hold down Shift Ctrl Alt and press the T key 49 times.

Note: if you use a shape layer for the stars, they will all form on the same layer.  If you use a raster (pixel) star, then you'll have 50 separate layers.

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Does that work for you? 

Do you have Illustrator?

 

 

 

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Mar 19, 2024 Mar 19, 2024

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i donik't have illustrator, so i'll ry this.

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Mar 19, 2024 Mar 19, 2024

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"...and dragged the Grid 0,0 point to their intersection."

I  don't think i know where to find this...

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Mar 19, 2024 Mar 19, 2024

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"...and dragged the Grid 0,0 point to their intersection."

I  don't think i know where to find this...


By @LightofHeaven7

 

Click and hold the origin point of the rulers in the upper left, then drag the zero point/origin point onto the canvas to the desired position.

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Mar 24, 2024 Mar 24, 2024

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If you have a pair of guides, it will snap to it exactly.   This thread is from I first worked out that you could use this to get past the step & repeat origin problem.

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Mar 31, 2024 Mar 31, 2024

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i  got it. i just can't see the rotation point handlue thingy very well.

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Downloading the Illustrator trial is a great way to get started. You're likely to enjoy its capabilities, especially when working with vector graphics.

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