Sparkles in Photoshop
● There are hundreds of built-in brushes hidden within Photoshop, but they're burried in the Brushes panel and not easy to find.
✓ Sparkle Brushes ✓ Append Brushes ✓ Free Transform Tool
• This tutorial is part of the Shoe Repair Project.
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Step #1: Open Your Project in PhotoShop ~
✗ Open YOUR PROJECT in Photoshop …
… (Remember: all these tutorials are intended to be
applied to YOUR PROJECT) …
✗ … and click the Brush Tool or hit the keybord shortcut letter (B) …
✗ … click the Brush Preset Picker in the Menu Bar …
✗ … and click on the little and click on …
✗ … and hit Append.
✗ Find a brush that looks like a star shape:
Suggest using: Crosshatch Brush or Starburst Brush
Step #2: Create a Sparkle ~
✗ Create a New Layer and call it sparkle (remember, every item should be on its own layer) …
✗ … and apply the Brush.
Step #3: Rotate the Sparkle ~
✗ Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T and Rotate the star slightly.
✗ When you've finished tweaking the layer, hit or the ✓ in the upper right corner.
Step #4: Create ANOTHER Sparkle ~
✗ Create another New Layer and call it sparkle 2.
✗ Change the brush size …
✗ … create antother shape …
✗ … add as many others as you need.
Last Step: Save and Attach ~
✗ Attach your finished product.
• ALWAYS save your projects like this:
• DO NOT name your project any other way - Improperly named projects will not receive credit and you will be sad.
• NEVER leave your work on the desktop or depend on a flash drive - instead, save your work in a folder you can find later - preferably on a virtual drive where it can be backed up.