Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > Create these 'sparkle' and 'magic' effects in PS?

Photographer

RonaldLee

Posts: 25

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Hi there, there are two 'sparkle'/'magic/star lines' effects I'd love to learn how were made. These look easy and I'm sure they are, and I wonder if anyone here has already made something like this in Photoshop?

There are two images:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-V95KfP-LTkE/UikthNGxnII/AAAAAAAAwuA/oZsyvsP4eQQ/s800/sparkle.jpg

The one on the left is the sparkle effect.

The one on the right is the magic/star lines effects.

Can anyone share the process for creating these in your image?

Thanks

Sep 05 13 06:30 pm Link

Photographer

ForeverFotos

Posts: 6646

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

To create the single sparkle, go to step 20 of this instruction

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/phot … ects/gold/


I've used this for sparkle trail (star lines), it works quite well

http://www.photoshopessentials.com/phot … s/sparkle/

Sep 05 13 06:39 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

For the one on the left, use lens flare brushes.

http://colorburned.com/more-lens-flares … p-brushes/

Sep 05 13 07:16 pm Link

Photographer

Tulack

Posts: 779

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

Just get a brush and paint.

Sep 05 13 10:08 pm Link

Retoucher

GK Retouching

Posts: 396

Denver, Colorado, US

Peano wrote:
For the one on the left, use lens flare brushes.

http://colorburned.com/more-lens-flares … p-brushes/

You're the greatest, Peano. Thanks for finding those brushes.

Sep 05 13 10:23 pm Link

Photographer

NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 35354

Los Angeles, California, US

http://jfrancis.smugmug.com/photos/i-3kFT4B4/0/O/i-3kFT4B4.jpg

Scatter brush stroked along a pen path with 'pen pressure' enabled on the path stroke and scattering keyed to pen pressure.

http://jfrancis.smugmug.com/photos/i-CRL5pSR/0/O/i-CRL5pSR.jpg

The same thing with a lens blur bokeh layer of itself above the original and blend mode-d in.

Sep 05 13 10:34 pm Link