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Custom Shapes in Photoshop: Star, Triangle, Heart & more

Some time ago I posted a tutorial how to make in an easy way the Star shape and the triangle shape in Photoshop (to see the tutorial click here, or here to see the video tutorial), today I would like to show you the second way how to create fast shapes in Photoshop.

Follow the easy steps below, and watch the video tutorial.

Step.1

Open the Photoshop and create a new document. In the top left corner set the stroke and fill of your star (if you want your star stroked/ filled).

Choose the Custom Shape Tool (U).

Go to the center top of the program and click on the small settings icon.

On the drop-down menu click on Shapes.

Press Append.

You can see now more shapes added in the custom shapes panel.

Step2.

Draw your selected shape:

STAR:

TRIANGLE:

HEART and more:

Watch also the video tutorial:

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How to create a rainbow effect in Photoshop?

How to create a rainbow effect in Photoshop? It’s easy! Follow the steps below and watch the video tutorial.

In the first part of this tutorial we’ll create the rainbow, and in the second part rainbow effect letters.

Step 1.

Create the new document, and by using Eclipse Tool draw seven circles in different colours.

Tip: Hold the shift key while drawing your circle and it will keep perfect proportions.

Step2.

On the layer panel, click on the eyeball to hide the background.

Hit the right mouse button on the first eclipse and select “Merge Visible“.

You can notice the all seven circles merged in one layer (rainbow layer):

Step 3.

Select the Magic Wand Tool and click on the eclipse in the middle on the circle.

and hit delete key.

Use Rectangular Marquee Tool and select around half of our circle and hit the delete key.

Step 4.

By clicking the right mouse button on the rainbow layer choose Blending Options…

Tick Bevel & Emboss, and Contour. Change the Highlight Mode to Color Dodge:

Your rainbow is ready. Add background and style the image as you like.

Let’s add some rainbow text to the our rainbow image.

Step1.

Create a new document, and draw colourful squares all over.

Step2.

Go to Edit->Define Pattern…

Step 3.

Use Horizontal Type Tool, choose the font and font size and type your text on your rainbow image:

Click by right mouse button on the text layer and select Blending Options…

Select Pattern Overlay, click on Pattern and choose your new rainbow pattern.

Set the Scale to 35%:

Select Bevel & Emboss, and Contour.

Ready!

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Dancing in the rain! How to add Rain Effect in Photoshop?

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In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add the rain effect to your image in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Follow the steps below and watch my video tutorial to style your photos and images.

We’ll start this tutorial with my image below. You can choose a photo of umbrellas, dancers or just style own pictures.

This effect we’ll achieve after finishing this tutorial:

Step 1.

Open your image/photo.

Add a new layer to your image and fill it to black.

Step 2.

Go to the Filter=>Noise=>Add Noise…

In the Add Noise dialog box, set the Amount to 25%, tick the Gaussian option and the Monochromatic option.

Step 4.

Go to Edit=>Transform=>Scale…

In the options bar, set the width and height to 300px.

Step 5.

Change the Blend mode to Screen.

Step 6.

Click the right mouse button on your Rain layer and select Convert to Smart Object option.

Step 7.

Go to Filter=>Blur=>Motion Blur, and set the angle to 65 degrees and distance to 75px.

Step 8.

Add the Layer Adjustment. Choose Level adjustment layer from the list.

Create the clipping mask and set the values like on the picture below:

The rain effect has more contrast now. Your picture is ready!

Watch also the video tutorial:

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How to make a Star shape and a Triangle shape in Photoshop?

Hello! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a star shape and a triangle shape in Photoshop CS6. Follow the easy steps below, and watch the video tutorial.

Edit: See also the Custom Shapes in Photoshop: Star, Triangle, Heart & more here, and here.

Step 1. STAR

Create a new document and choose the Polygon Tool (U).

Set the stroke black and fill yellow (if you want your star stroked and filled).

On the right side of the Polygon Tool panel set sides to 5, and by pressing the screw shape button, choose an option star. You can draw now your star:

Step 2. TRIANGLE

Create a new document and choose the Polygon Tool (U).

Set the stroke black and fill red (choose colors which you like).

On the right side of the Polygon Tool panel set sides to 3, and by pressing the screw shape button, untick an option star. You can draw now your triangle:

Watch also the video tutorial:

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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.

Ready!

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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!

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!

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