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Glitter Sparkle Text Effect in Photoshop
Tutorials Text Effects 25023 Views February 25th, 2014

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.


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.

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.

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

The text effect should now have a silver metal style outline 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:

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

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.

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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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