hi guys, i've tried making start shaped bokeh but it won't work! its just a big blurry vignette. so i have a couple of questions. how big does the cutout have to be? mine is maybe 5 millimetes at most. does the lighting in the room have anything to do with it? any other advice? i love all the shaped bokeh! it looks so awesome! i thought the coffe cup and butterflies ones were especially creative! thanks!
This thread is not trying to discuss creative shaped bokeh, but creative shaped highlights. Bokeh itself, being just another word for blur, has no specific shape. It assumes the shape of whatever is included in the blurred background, and those shapes are more or less distinguishable depending on how smooth and velvety (or coarse) the bokeh is.