How to make a sparkle brush in Photoshop?

Do you want to create your own sparkle brush? Follow this easy tutorial and watch the video tutorial, and start styling your pictures!

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Let’s start!

Step 1.

Create a new document. Set the size 200px x 200px and make sure the background color is white.

Step 2.

Go to the Brush Tool, set foreground color to black. Select the “Star 70 px” brush and add a few sparkles.

Step 3.

Go to the Brush Tool. Select the “Soft Round Pressure Opacity” brush. Set the size 17px and add more sparkles.

Step 4.

Go to the Brush Tool. Click on the right top corner of the brush panel and select Assorted Brushes and press Append.

Step 5.

Go to the Brush Tool. Select the “Starburst-small” brush and set the size 50 px, and add again more sparkles.

Step 6.

Go to Edit->Define Brush Preset.. and give the name of your new brush (for example: sparkle brush).

Step 7.

Open your picture in which you want to style and create a new layer. Set the color of the foreground to white.

Step 8.

Go to the Brush Tool, and click on Toggle the Brush Panel.

Go to Shape Dynamics and set the Size Jitter control to Fade: 25.

Go to Brush Tip Shape and set spacing to 50%.

Step 9.

Use your brush on the new layer and style your picture.

Step 10.

Add some glow to your sparkles. Hit the right mouse button on your sparkle layer and select Blending Options…

Go to Outer Glow, set the Opacity to 50% and choose the glow color.


Watch also the video tutorial: