|Posted: 2009-May-09 at 12:22pm | IP Logged
I just tried the technique in CS4. It's still working. But you have to enlarge the duplicated layer significantly to achieve the desired effect. Plus, if you enlarge it and then dial down the brightness the outer, fuzzy edge of each point (star) vanishes, so it seems like it has not grown. It's a thing of balance I'd say.
The first enlarged Layer seems to have not grown.
The effect is more visible in the next enlarged layer and even more in the following enlarged layer.
So, it should work in CS3 because it works still in CS4 (I don't think they changed this particular function). Full Wallpaper View: 2000x1000
That's what I get fast and dirty. With nothing postworked.
The real big stars are in the fourth layer of enlarged stars.
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