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I am sure that most of y'all are familiar with this famous photoshop sparkle brush
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well, this tutorial will teach how to make your own pixel sparkles. :biggrin:
in other words, i will teach you how to turn this...
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into this...
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1. get our picture. i will be using this hand-made avatar of Hyori Lee. Feel free to use it. :wink: RIGHT CLICK > COPY
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2. Open up paint. START > PROGRAMS > ACCESSORIES > PAINT

3. Resize the painting area. IMAGE > ATTRIBUTES > WIDTH: 100 & HEIGHT: 100

4. Paste your image. EDIT > PASTE
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before we get into decorating your avatar, let me introduce you to the sparkles. For your convience, i have included an image of the different types. i have also provided a 16x zoom on them so that you will be able to see what they look like up close. near the inlarged image is an actual "sparkle". :wink:
EDIT;; i edited the last pic to show that there are MANY more sparkles than i had previously showed you. and remember that you can manipulate these sparkles in almost any way and they will still look good. :biggrin: and each square equals one pixel. :wink:
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now, for the decorationg. x]
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5. Enlarge your image so that you can clearly see what is going on. VIEW > ZOOM > CUSTOM > 800% > OK

6. If you would like to have a grid then keep reading, if not, skip to step 7. To get the grid, click VIEW > ZOOM > SHOW GRID

7. Finally it is time for YOU to have the fun! :tongue: just randomly put the different kinds of sparkles every so often around the image. i mostly did mine around the face because i didn't want to cover her up but depending on the image, you can't generally place the sparkles anywhere. :laugh: and to do this step, use the pencil tool --> User posted image

8. After doing that, you can add more simple effects like borders and/or text. i added text. :happy:

9. All that you have left to do is save it. FILE > SAVE AS i would advise that you save it as a .PNG but not all computers have that format as an option so if you must, save it as a .JPEG :wink:
---here is my final product...
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^ i probably went a little overboard with the single-pixel sparkles but do you get the whole concept? :]
not only can this be done on avatars but also on larger pictures as well >> but let it be know that it will take quite a while! :wacko:
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i hope that i explained everything well. if you have any questions, PLEASE free to comment in this tutorial or PM me at anytime. :happy: once i get time, i will post some more up for you. :biggrin:

HAVE FUN! :hehe:
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here's more! i kinda toned down the sparkles. :wink:
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yay big help!! thx a bunch

By ashbash-x on Nov 11, 2007 12:26 am

thank you so much! this was so helpful!

By badhabit42069 on Nov 2, 2007 9:38 pm

lOVE IT!

By shoelaces985 on Aug 18, 2007 7:07 pm

Thank youuu so much for this. XD

By Jennifer on Aug 4, 2007 6:13 am

great tut!!! thanks for show how to make our own sparkles ^^

By secretmyst on Aug 2, 2007 7:54 pm

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