I’ve played around a lot in Photoshop, trying to create the perfect glitter effect and I think I’ve finally got the perfect method! At first I used different things like noise filters, which produced decent results, but they were still sort of digital looking and not as glittery as I had hoped. Finally, after a lot of tinkering around, I have an awesome and FAST way to create a glitter effect in Photoshop. It takes less than 20 seconds once you know how to do it and you can start adding all sorts of sparkly touches to your digital designs today!
HOW TO CREATE A GLITTER EFFECT IN PHOTOSHOP
- Make a new document. Mine is 600×600 at 72ppi.
- Make a new layer and go to Edit > Fill and choose Color from the dropdown menu. Fill it with any color you’d like; I’m using this bright fuchsia, which makes great color for glitter.
- Create a new layer. Go to Edit > Fill and select Pattern from the dropdown. In the Pattern dialogue box, choose Towel. This should be pre-loaded in your patterns, but if it’s not, hit the little arrow to the right, and load Texture Fill 2.
- Change the layer blend mode to Overlay.
- Duplicate the pattern layer by hitting Command+J or Layer > Duplicate Layer.
- Depending on the color you chose, you may want to change the blend mode of your newest layer to Soft Light. I left mine as Overlay. You can also feel free to change the opacity, but I left mine at 100%
That’s it! You can now merge the layers and use your glitter any way you’d like!
Did you find this useful? Let me know in the comments! If you use this method for a graphic somewhere, I’d love to see it in action!
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By Kelsi Eldredge