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Glitter Sparkle Text Effect in Photoshop
Tutorials Text Effects 30868 February 25th, 2018

In this tutorial you will learn how to create a beautiful glitter text effect in Photoshop using some basic layer styles and any glitter texture that you choose. I have also added some sparkle brushes to make the text more shiny. In a following tutorial I will show you how to create animated sparkle effects in Photoshop so stay tune.

Glitter text in Photoshop

Glitter Text in Photoshop

To create a glitter text in Photoshop you need glitter patterns, glitter textures and glitter brushes to play with. So here are some useful resources for this graphic design project:

We'll also use some sparkle brushes and other light effects.

glitter text photoshop

How To Create Sparkle Text / Glitter Text Photoshop Layer

Let's make the glitter and sparkle text layer. Create a new text layer and write something using a font type that you like. I will use the Pacifico font type which is a calligraphic handwritten retro font type that you can download for free. Learn how to install font in Photoshop. Call this layer Glitter Text Outline.

glitter text photoshop layer

How To Add A Metal Border To The Sparkle Text

Duplicate the Glitter Text Outline layer and call it Glitter Text. For the moment hide the Glitter Text and let's work with the Glitter Text Outline. First we'll add a Stroke layer style.

sparkle text layer stroke

Convert the layer into a smart object and add these following layer styles:

photoshop outer glow and color overlay for the sparkle text layer photoshop bevel and emboss for the glitter text layer bevel and emboss contour settings

The text effect should now have a silver metal style outline effect. If you are interested in how to make realistic metal and chrome effect check out our list of Metal Chrome Photoshop Styles.

glitter text metal border

How To Add Glitter Texture To The Text To Transform It Into A Sparkle Text Effect

Unhide the glitter text layer and add a sparkling glitter texture in a new layer above. Turn the Glitter Texture layer into a clipping mask; the result looks like this:

adding glitter texture to the sparkle text

If you want to change the color you can add a hue/Saturation adjustment layer

change glitter text color using hue/saturation

How To Add Even More Sparkle To Our Text Using Lens Flares

For the final touches you can add some sparkle effects using sparkle brushes and other light effects. I also decided to add a optical flare effect. So add a lens flare and choose one of the lens flare types; I used Movie Prime.

For a professional looking sparkle text effect I recommend using overlay lens flare textures that you can simply add over your design with Overlay set as the blending mode.

Glitter text in Photoshop

I also used these Glitter Brushes to add swirls and other decorative elements.

sparkle text effect tutorial result

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2 comment(s) for "Glitter Sparkle Text Effect in Photoshop"

2:03 AM Monday, April 13, 2015
Thanks for sharing this nice Tutorial!

It's kind of a good feeling to go wow that looks awesome then learn how it's done and make it yourself :D reply
2:05 AM Monday, April 13, 2015
I am gad you enjoyed our Glitter Sparkle Text Effect Photoshop tutorial :) And your result looks really great! reply

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