Creating Glitter in Photoshop Elements
Add a little sparkle to your
digital scrapbook pages! Follow the steps below to
create your very own glitter embellishments or
Step 1 -
Start by opening Photoshop
Elements and going to Edit Mode. Create a new
document (Ctrl + N). Make it 6 in by 6 in at 300 dpi
with RGB Color Mode and a transparent background.
Step 2 -
Making your shape.
Use the Custom
Shape Tool (U)
to create a heart. (Any shape pr font will work.
Double click on the Color Box just below the menu
bar to change the color to a bright pink. Then click
the Simplify button just to the right. You must
Simplify your layers for the filters to work.
Step 3 - Duplicate your layer.
Right click on
the heart in your layer palette and select
Duplicate. Repeat until you have three layers. Name
the bottom layer Heart, the middle layer Overlay and
the top layer Screen.
Now you will want
to change the Layer Mode of each layer to match
their name: Overlay to Overlay and Screen to Screen.
To do this click on the the down arrow next to the
word Normal just above your layers.
Step 4 - Adding noise.
Go to Filter on
your main menu bar and choose Noise > Add Noise...
On the Heart
layer set the Amount to 30, Distribution to Uniform
and check the box for Monochromatic. Repeat this
step for the next two layers, but change the Amount
to 40 and Distribution to Gaussian for the Overlay
Layer and the Amount to 40 and Distribution to
Gaussian for the Screen Layer.
Step 4 - Adding clouds.
the layer Overlay and drag it to top of your Layer
Palette. Then go to Filter > Render > Difference
Step 5 - Setting your Layer Styles.
To add a little
more interest you can now set you Layer Styles.
Click on the Heart layer and add a Drop Shadow by
clicking on one in the Effects Palette just above
your Layer Palette. Double click on the fx
that appeared in the Heart layer. You can now modify
your Layer Styles. Set your Light Angle to 120, Drop
Shadow Size to 25 px, Distance 10 px, Opacity 25 px,
Glow Size 125 px and Bevel Size to 7 px, Direction
Step 6 - Almost done!
Now all you need
to do is Merge your layers. Go to you Main Menu Bar
> Layers > Merge Layers (Ctrl + E). That is it you
are done! Now you can Save (Ctrl + S) your file and
later just drag and drop it on to the page of your
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