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Summary:

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.


Learn About:

Sparkle Brushes Append Brushes Free Transform Tool

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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) …

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… click the Brush Preset Picker in the Menu Bar …

… and click on the little image and click on image

… and hit Append.

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Find a brush that looks like a star shape:

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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) …

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… and apply the Brush.

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Step #3: Rotate the Sparkle ~

Hit the keyboard shortcut: Cmd(⌘)+T and Rotate the star slightly.

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When you've finished tweaking the layer, hit enter 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 …

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… add as many others as you need.

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Last Step: Save and Attach ~

Attach your finished product.


  •   ALWAYS save your projects like this:
FIRST_NAME_LAST_NAME_PROJECT_NAME

 

  •   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.