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



Posts: 35

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:

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?


Sep 05 13 06:30 pm Link



Posts: 6662

Indianapolis, Indiana, US

To create the single sparkle, go to step 20 of this instruction … ects/gold/

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

Sep 05 13 06:39 pm Link



Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

For the one on the left, use lens flare brushes. … p-brushes/

Sep 05 13 07:16 pm Link



Posts: 831

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

Just get a brush and paint.

Sep 05 13 10:08 pm Link


Greg K Retouching

Posts: 402

Colorado Springs, Colorado, US

Peano wrote:
For the one on the left, use lens flare brushes. … p-brushes/

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

Sep 05 13 10:23 pm Link



Posts: 35726

Los Angeles, California, US

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

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