Add sparkles to your images
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Let's start! :D
First, you need a plug-in called VM Natural Sparkle plug-in. Download here OR here.
Extract the file to your Plugins > Filters folder.
I'm using Photoshop 6.0 so it will usually have this address :
C:/Program Files/Adobe/Photoshop 6.0/Plug-Ins/Filters
And make sure you have your Photoshop closed while you do that.
Now open up Photoshop.
Step 1: Open up the image you want to add sparkles to. I'm using this cute picture I got from Photobucket. Duplicate your image layer two times and rename these three layers as Layer 1, 2, and 3.
Step 2: Click on Layer 1 and go to Filters > VM Natural > Sparkle. And apply these settings :
Step 3: Click on Layer 2 and apply these settings for the sparkles :
Step 4: Click on Layer 3 and apply these settings for the sparkles :
You need not necessarily apply these settings, just play around and get different sparkles for each layer. :D
Step 5: Click on the Jump to ImageReady button OR for CS3 users, click on Window > Animation
Now make 2 new frames by clicking on the little arrow button in the Animation
Step 6: On the first frame, make all the layers invisible (by clicking on the eye) except Layer 1.
On the second frame, make all layers invisible except Layer 2.
On the third frame, make all layers invisible except Layer 3.
Step 7: Now you're done! Press the play button and if you like the animation, save it! :D
It wasn't that hard, was it ? :D
Remember to save it like this : File > Save as Optimised
For CS3 : File > Save for Web Devices.
My Finished Product:
This same process can be done to text or any images you want.
Another image I did with this process :
If you got stuck anywhere or have any questions, please comment me :)
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thank you :)
Can this be done using CS2 ?
awesome i love it haha i've looked at this time b4 but i just now figured it out cuz the controls are dif in 7
omg i put the sparkle in the plug in somethign wrong with my photoshop -.- i need to reinstall
can u help me with the plug in pls
idk wat to do im sort of lost i dont knoe where to put the plug in
omg ahhh i love this! thanks so much!
can PS3 do that? ^.^
i'm having problem w/ plug in!!??
how do i even extract it into photoshop???? that's the problem!
There is no VM Natural in CS3 =(
Thanx alot fo da help man it really helped me out