fresh photoshop tutorials & resources
Log in Register
Infographic JS Library Infographic JS Library Christmas Photoshop Resources

Create Sparkle Brushes in Photoshop

Tutorials Textures and Patterns 25328 Views November 24th, 2011

Do you want to make your own custom brushes? Find out how, from this easy to follow tutorial. I will show you how to create Photoshop sparkle brushes in just a few simple steps. It is true that there are hundreds of free sparkle brushes available on the internet. But I thought it might be nice to learn how to create a sparkle effect from scratch.

In this Photoshop tutorial we'll create just three simple star sparkle brushes, but I will continue the set and give it as freebie. I hope that all the newbies out there will enjoy reading this tut!

Advertisment

Things You need To Know About Brushes

Photoshop defines brushes based on a grayscale so it is no need to use colors when you make a brush. All you have to do is play with black, white and different tones of gray. The rules are: everything that is white will not be visible so the opacity is o%. The black areas on the other hand will be 100% visible, so maximum opacity. And the other tones of gray oscillate between 2 and 99% opacity.

For start, create a new psd file, and fill the background layer with white color. This means that the background will not make part of our brush being invisible.

Sparkle Brush 1

Use the Line Tool and draw a horizontal line. Or you can also use the Brush Tool with hard round brush. Keep the SHIFT key pressed to obtain a straight line. Anyway the size of the line has to be 3px and the color, black.

Rasterize the line shape. Go to Filter, Blur and apply Motion Blur with the following settings.

Duplicate the line layer and rotate it by 90 degrees.

Merge the two line layers. Duplicate the new merged layer and rotate it by 45 degrees.

Part 1Part 2Part 3

4 comment(s) for "Create Sparkle Brushes in Photoshop"

Su Hall
8:36 PM Friday, December 16, 2011
I really like these! Thank you!

SU reply
PSDDude
8:38 PM Friday, December 16, 2011
glad u like it :) reply
Anonymous
Anonymous
12:05 AM Friday, November 23, 2012
Yeah! Me too...Thank you..:) reply
Zanzeer
Zanzeer
3:05 AM Monday, January 27, 2014
Awesome Dude. You are just amazing. Thanks reply

Have something to say? Leave us a comment

Click to Upload Fan Art!

Share your Psd Dude inspired works


Recent Posts
Learn how to create a meat sausage text effect in Photoshop using just a few layer styles combined w...
This is a set of free Christmas Photoshop vector silhouettes that I hope you will enjoy using. These...
Today's freebie is a stitched leather Photoshop action that you can use to create leather typography...
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a city explosion in Photoshop using just a few simple ...

      Stiched Furry Plush Toys Photoshop Creator
Popular Posts
There's something about ribbons that just looks good. I thought about making this Ribbon Vector Free...
I am not a fan of tattoos but I can still appreciate it as art. There are a lot of people out there,...
In today list of free textures for Photoshop I have gathered over 100 amazingly beautiful wood textu...
Today's list is a collection of Free Photoshop Layer Styles. As many of you already know, Photoshop ...
Another Photoshop texture that is really used by digital artists is for sure the old paper texture. ...
I have decided to create a new character from Alice in Wonderland and I hope that maybe someday to r...
Hello girls and boys! Today i want to make a cartoon rainbow... i really hope you will like it! ...
To create a Comic Book Effect in Photoshop we have to mix all sort of filters and blend them togethe...
Hello, today I will show you how easy it is to create a broken glass effect. We will use of course a...
I saw this beautiful stock image with the girl and decided immediately that she is perfect for an an...
AI Vault Store Custom Shapes for Photoshop
Subscribe via email
top