Sparkle

What you need:

Tube-I’m using the art of Anna Liwanag. You can purchase her art at CDO.

Filters-I will be using Mura Meister Copies and DSB Flux Bubbles.

Font- I used Miss Lee Gatees.

 

This tutorial was written using Photoshop CS5. I assume you have working knowledge of this program. This tutorial will use the brush tool and preset shapes. If you aren’t aware of how to use them, you can find a tutorial in the basics link at the top of the page.

 

Open a new image with the dimensions of 600×225. Copy and paste your tube into the image. Duplicate the tube. Close off the top tube layer.

On the bottom tube layer, apply Muras Copies with the following settings:

 

Now, on that bottom layer, apply a radial blur with the following settings:

 

Do this twice.

Reposition the bottom layer so that the middle of the circle is behind your other tube layer.

Duplicate the bottom tube layer. Apply DSB Bubbles with these settings:

 

Set the blend mode of the bubbles layer to overlay.

Create a new layer above the tube layer, select all and modify a border of 8px. Flood fill with a color from your tube. Make sure you hit the flood button a few times to get a straight edge.

Add a stroke of 1px in another color from your tube.

Now, create a new layer above your bottom layer, making sure it’s between the bubble layer and the background.

In your foreground, pick a color from the tube, I’m using the accent red from her lips. Go to your brush settings and use one of the basic brushes that come with Photoshop. Set it to 12 px and change the settings like this:

Using your brush, paint across the canvas on that empty layer you created. Do this a few times until you have some dots where you like them. Set the blend mode of your dots layer to overlay.

Now, use your preset shape tool. Set it on Polygon with 4 sides, then make it have these settings:

 

Draw out 6 stars with different rotations and locations. On a couple of them, resize them a bit by 90% or 80%. We just want them to be different sizes.

Rasterize all the shape layers and group them together. Hold shift with the star layers active and hit Ctrl+G to group them.

 

At this point, add your copyright information and name. Add dropshadows to your name and the tube if you wish.

If you do not want to animate, save as a jpg with all the star layers opened.

If you want to animate, close off all the star layers except one.

 

In your animation window, create 6 frames. In frame one, the first star should be showing, none of the others. In frame 2, only the second star, and none of the others. Do this for each frame.

Now, using the tween button, tween with the next frame and add 2 frames on the first frame.

Do this again on frame 4, 7, 10, and 13. On the last frame, apply the tween, but change it to the first frame, not the next one. You can find this in the dropdown menu. Set the display to .2 seconds.

Save for web and devices and enjoy!

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