Making Glitter Texture in Photoshop

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Thanks so much Marisa. I didn't even know those were there. I still have so much to learn about Photoshop. Do you know of any remedial tutorials on how to use the software outside of digital scrapbooking? I am usually pretty good about finding my way around new software, but this one has so many layers.

@Tina: Since learning Photoshop is standard for lots of different careers/hobbies, there are tons of tutorials out there. I'm not super familiar with any myself. One old-school way to do is to get a book from the library. That can be a lot easier to refer to, especially if you only have one monitor (it can be hard to see a tutorial and your workspace at the same time). If you find a book you like, then you could even purchase it to have on hand any time. If you're looking for more specific recommendations, try posting a question in the software support forum.

I can't seem to get this to work properly. When I add the final Web layer in overlay it just goes black and white. I don't seem to have the shine and sparkle that everyone gets... Any suggestions on how to improve? I use Photoshop Elements 12, could this be the problem?

Just to let you know I opened up my Photoshop and did this tutorial right away - I made up a red, dark teal, light teal, blue, gold and green - all in a span of less than 30 minutes - that's how easy this tutorial is! thank you so much

Donna - what version are you using? I am trying to figure out if it is a step I am missing or something in Photoshop Elements 12 that is not working properly

great tutorial. Just finished making some glitter. So much fun.

Hi, Love the tutorial. I am a GIMP user and fairly new to the digital design. Does anyone maybe know how or where I can find the towel and web pattern for GIMP?

thank you so much! I am amazed at how much I am learning here!

Oh, God! I've followed all the steps twice, but all I get is a gray result. In the end, the only thing I see is the last layer. But I won't give up. I'll try again and again until I make my own glitter pattern!

Wow! Just got it! I was changing the mode (to overlay, soft light etc.) using the drop-down menu on the top (below "Select") and not the one on top of the layers. It just worked now!

Made some awesome glitter tonight for a project that I am working on using this tutorial. I was able to save each color as a .png and .pat now to figure out how to make styles smiley

Thank you so much for providing this tutorial. I played around with several different patterns and they all look pretty cool!

Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Thank you for the tutorial!!!

Thank you so much, this one I could do in PSE 12! I saved it layered, and when I want another color, I just fill the color layers with the color of choice. I'll get Brooke's Sparkle Template soon and add it.

~Lisa~

Great, thank you so much smiley

Thank you. The graphic showing the steps to find the patterns was helpful, because I didn't know you could change the thumbnail size. You should move the graphic into the steps in the tutorial.

I've always wanted to do this- thank you!

Towel and Web are both in the Texture Fill 2 pattern set that comes with PSE. I don't know for sure that it's comes with PSE 11, but I think it does. The rest of the tutorial works the same regardless of the program you are using. This is great tutorial that makes a really pretty glitter. Thanks.

Thank you!)))

Thank you very much. You make it easy to do.

I will try this tutorial

Thank you Marisa. I think i made it work, but i will need to write this down!

Mine seems a bit off compared to how yours turns out but I still think I'm pretty close! Thanks for this tutorial!

I tried this yesterday. I must say though I had just a tad bit of trouble locating the required patterns. However, after frustration set in and I was in the "determined" mindset, I stumbled upon the patterns. Here is a snapshot of where I found mine in PSE6 (note: I followed the same path in CS6 and found it there as well).

Thanks, Marisa, for sharing the tutorial.

Thank you, Marisa! I've been looking for this tutorial. I really need it.

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