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!

Step 1.

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

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

Step 2.

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

Step 3.

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

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.

Your sparkle is ready to use!

Watch also video tutorial: