Saturday, May 16, 2009

Sparkles for Saturday

I've got some glitter styles and sheets today to share with you all. For now I am offering these as CU/PU. I recently upgraded from Photoshop Elements 5 to Photoshop CS4. I was so excited when I learned how to turn my glitter sheets into layer styles. When I was figuring that out I discovered that CS4 (possibly some earlier versions of PS, too) has the ability to scale the glitter once it is applied to the shape you want made sparkly.

In case you haven't figured this cool little feature out for yourself I've got a couple of screen prints to show you.

When you have a shape open in Photoshop and have applied the glitter layer style to it

double click on the fx item that says "pattern overlay" and this little window pops up:

Then you just move the little slider to the right or the left to make the glitter on the image bigger or smaller. Here I've move it up to make the glitter pieces bigger.

You can use this to help make your glitter look more realistic on the pieces you are applying it to. Here I used some of Flerg's gorgeous glitter, but I've got a little pack of glitter that I designed to go with the Hot Hot Hot! kit for the Design Star Blog Train. Its a very summer pack.


Thanks for stopping by. I'll be back on Wednesday with another freebie for you. Probably a template. Maybe a mini kit. It depends on what my creative ADD decides I need to do between now and then :)



  1. Thank you for the freebie!

  2. More GLITTER!! These are awesome - can do the same in makes working with glitter even more fun:)

  3. Thank you! Your blog post will be shared on
    CU Freebies Only Forum
    on Sunday May 17th 2009, in this topic: Bling Your Place to find Commercial Use Scrap Booking Freebies!
    Thanks For Sharing your Time and Talent with us!

  4. Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 17 May [LA 02:53am, NY 04:53am, UK 09:53am, OZ 07:53pm] ).

  5. Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Photoshop/Gimp Resource(s) (Brush(es), Swatch/Palette, ...) post on May. 17, 2009. Thanks again.

  6. You don't know how much I love you for posting some glitter styles for me to use. I've been drooling at the thought of glitter and felt styles forever now, and... you have quenched part of my need!

  7. Wonderful!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  8. Beautiful! Thank you!