Advice 1: How to draw a pentagram

The pentagram (or pentacle) is a conformal five-pointed star, one of the oldest and most famous magic characters. In fact, it is a regular Pentagon whose each side of the constructed isosceles triangles. The pentagram is used in magic and religious directions and values have varied depending on this. But in General, symbolize the five natural elements, the pentagram means security and protection, the victory of the spiritual over the material, used as a mascot.
How to draw a pentagram
You will need
  • A compass, a ruler, or Photoshop.
The pentagram is sometimes called the "infinity knot" because it can be drawn without lifting a hand and never repeating the same line. Actually, the method of drawing the five-pointed stars several. It is believed that the creative stars are drawn in a clockwise direction, destroying against. Make a circle with a compass, then divide it into 5 sections starting from the center, so that the angles were equal to 72 degrees. Connect formed on the circumference of five points between them – you will get a Pentagon, then connect the vertices of the Pentagon lines. If you want to draw a pentagram without moving your hands, start with the lower left corner and move clockwise.
The second method. Construct a regular Pentagon by the method of the painter Albrecht dürer. A compass draw a circle, draw a diameter line, mark the center of the circle point O. mark on the circle the point a and the midpoint of the segment OA point. Swipe to the radius OA, a perpendicular from the point On, it will cut the circumference at point D. Put the compass on the diameter of the segment CE is equal to ED. Get the segment DC is the side of a Pentagon. Set aside five such segments on the circumference of the Pentagon is ready. Connect the corners with diagonals.
The third way. Using the figure of a ruler, draw a Pentagon, then along each of his sides draw lines, they are connected at points of intersection. Get equilateral triangles on sides of a Pentagon. Wipe off the excess.
To draw a pentagram in Photoshop (or another image editor), create a Pentagon using Polygon tool (U), to direct the stars – up angle. Create a new layer and using the Line tool connect all corners of a Pentagon. Five-pointed star ready. If desired, draw a line with a certain color.
Inverted pentagram carries the opposite meaning and it means victory of the material over the spiritual, has a negative connotation. Although some well-known esoteric authors do not agree with the negative interpretation of the inverted pentagram.
Useful advice
It is believed that the sign carries the meaning that is invested in him draws.

Advice 2: How to draw a circle in Photoshop

The creation of complex components of graphic design often begins by drawing a series of simple shapes like a circle. Draw a circle in Photoshop in several ways.
How to draw a circle in Photoshop
You will need
  • Photoshop.
Create a new document by going to the settings command New from the File menu. Select the RGB color mode from the Color Mode list. In the list of Background Contents select White or Background Color. Make the main color any color different from the background. It will need to draw a circle was visible.
The most obvious way to draw a circle is to obtain the impression of a round brush. Select the Brush tool, go to the Brushes palette and click Brush Tip Shape. If you can't find the palette of brushes in the graphics editor window, expand the option Brushes from the Window menu.
Select one of the round brushes and remove the ticks from the checkboxes to the left of the names of the tabs palette. Tab Brush Tip Shape, adjust the size of the brush, putting the desired size in pixels, drag the slider Diameter. If you need a circle with sharp edges, set the Hardness to its maximum value. The smaller this parameter value, the more feathered the edge will have the imprint of the brush.
Put the pointer to the new document and click the left mouse button. The circle whose diameter equal to the diameter of the brush-configured, ready.
Another way to draw a circle is to create a round selection and fill color. To do this, select the Elliptical Marquee Tool in the tools palette, place the pointer to the open document and start to draw an elliptical selection. In the process of creating the selection, press the Shift key and hold until you get the desired range of diameters.
Fill the circular selection with any color or texture using the Paint Bucket Tool. In order to use the texture to fill the circle, select Pattern from the list in the tool options bar Paint Bucket.
Another way of drawing a circle in Photoshop is to use the tool the Ellipse Tool. Select this tool from the tool palette and put it in the mode to Fill pixels, by clicking on the button in the settings panel that appears under the main menu after you activate the Ellipse Tool.
Begin drawing the ellipse and press the Shift button. The created figure will transform from ellipse to a circle filled with the foreground color.
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