Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding sparkles, part of Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 2.
So now, to create the little sparkles that are going to complete the scene, I …need to go into a new file and create a brush. …Because yes, we are going to use a brush to create the sparkles. …So I start a new file, and it doesn't need to be that big. …It can be fairly small, so let's go in here and just make it say 900x900. …Alright, so now, I'm going to turn on my grid, I go to View and say Show the Grid, …that's going to allow me to go in there and, controlling of how I create my …little sparkle here. So I'm going to use black, because that's …going to give me an opaque brush, I'm going to get a nice soft-edge brush, and …I'm going to click OK. Right there, bring it down in size, bring …it down considerably to about, about that big right there.…
I'm going to go into my brush controls here, my brush panel, and I'm going to …say, Transfer. The opacity, have it fade away. …I'm going to say, lets try 15 steps, and I can test it here to see how it's going …to look. That's fairly good. …But let's bring our opacity back up, and let's test that one more time, yeah, …
Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
- Isolating and retouching composite images
- Colorizing backgrounds
- Adding shadows
- Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
- Positioning elements
Skill Level Intermediate
Creating Dreamscapes in Photoshop: 1with Bert Monroy4h 38m Intermediate
1. Flying Horse
2. Ice Cave
3. Ghost at the Door
5. Night Storm
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