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Shiny Sparkle Text Effect With Adobe Photoshop

Shiny Sparkle Text Effect With Adobe Photoshop. This tutorial will advise you a simple path for making a nice glowing sparkles text effect, using a handful of brushes and glow layer styles.

The Final Result:

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* the software used in this tutorial is Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended
* the size of the final result image is 1024 * 768
* you might want to check the Basix Page to see some useful topics on dealing with Photoshop basics, such as loading palettes and some shortcuts.


* Modified Diamond Sparkles Brush.

Step 1:

– Create a new layer on top of the Background layer and call it “Gradient”. Set the Foreground color to #724242, and the Background color to #3c1a1a, then, create a Radial Gradient from the center of the document to one of the corners.

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Double click the “Gradient” layer to add a Gradient Overlay. Change the Bland Mode to Overlay, the Opacity to 80%, the Angle to 45°, and the Scale to 150%. Then click the Gradient box to create it.

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Use the colors #dc4800 (to the left) and #430401 (to the right) to create the Gradient.

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This is what you should get.

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Go to Filter -> Sketch -> Water Paper, and set the values as shown below:

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This will add some nice looking sparkles to the Background.

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Step 2:

Create the text in Black. The font used is Aardvark Cafe and the size is 500 px.

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Double click the text layer and add an Outer Glow. Change the Blend Mode to Vivid Light, the color to #a6dc6b, the Size to 10 and the Range to 100%.

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  • Thank you so very much for sharing this tutorial. This is a very simple and wonderfully looking effect. You don’t need to be a PSD expert to make such a pretty thing, which is awesome!
    My only remark would be about the modified diamond sparkles brush. It’s nowhere to be found to be downloaded, so I had to jiggle with the brush settings doing trial and error, until I got a similar effect. It’s not really that hard, but it would be a big time saver if those three extra images of the brush settings were there.

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