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How to create a sparkle effect in Photoshop?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a sparkle effect in Photoshop CS6. Follow the steps below and watch the video tutorial and start making your own sparkles!

Sparkles in Photoshop

Step 1.

Create a new document and make a background in a dark color.

Sparkle Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Add a new layer and use an option Gradient Tool. In the middle of the layer draw a short line.

How to create a sparkle effect in Photoshop?

Step 2.

Duplicate layer and change the shape of your layer, like on the picture below.

Sparkle Effect in Adobe Photoshop
How to create a sparkle effect in Photoshop?

Step 3.

Duplicate a few times more a layer and make “star shape”.

Sparkle Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Drag the first layer with the gradient to the back of “star shape”. Hide by pressing eyeball background and in the layer panel select the option Merge Visible.

Sparkle Effect in Adobe Photoshop
Sparkle Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Your sparkle is ready to use!

Sparkle Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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