Sparkle Brushes: Set #1

Today i have created a free brush package, that you can download here.
You can use the brushes for personal and business use and you dont have to link back to us.
This package contains 10 sparkle / star brushes.



The brushes are created with photoshop 7, so the brushes can be used with PS 7 and up.
You can download the brushes here.


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How to:
I have created a small tutorial to create the same effect as shown in the preview above.

1. You need to create a black background.
2. Create a new layer and, set the foreground color to white and use the star brush on the new layer.
3. Now you have a white star on a black background.
4. Open the layer style of the layer  with the star (this can be donw by double clicking the layer) and set a outer glow and inner glow as shown below.

Outer Glow:

Inner Glow:

Thats all. Good luck.

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    Posted by ReinhardSSOberst on September 18, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Ok…Ich bin Fertig dass The Wunderfull World of You, will be interesting and more neccesary in my life. Good Site for me.

    Posted by Simon e on September 18, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Hi I have Adobe Photoshop elements 6 so I guess I cannot use these??????

    Posted by chris on September 19, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I dont think so, but you can give it a try.

    Posted by Sasje on September 23, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Thnx for the very useful brushes

    Posted by Pritush on October 2, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I am using Photoshop cs3, but i am unable to give spark/brightness like shown in preview. Can you give a little tutorial on it ?

    Posted by chris on October 6, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Hi Pritush, i have created a little “how to” below the brushes, to show you how to create the same effect as i did. Good luck.

    Posted by Pritush on October 10, 2009 at 8:46 am

    thanks for help, its working now.

    Posted by agon on October 11, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    nice one again..simple and sweet

    Posted by Debbie on October 19, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to do this for us. I really appreciate it. And also thank you for the tutorial.

    Posted by Nina on October 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    This is a desperate cry for help. I don’t know anyone else to turn to right now, so I turn to you and hope that you can help. I can’t make it work 🙁 When I push “Load Brushes” nothing appears, not even the original brushes. I tested to download it again but it said that I already have it. It’s saved as an .arb file automatically, so it’s not that. I have even tried to download other brushes, but when I extract them to the map “Brushes” it’s failing, some error.
    It’s frustrating that I can’t make it work. Do you have a slightest clue on whats wrong or what I might have done wrong?

    Posted by chris on October 28, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Hi NINA, did you load the brushes just like this screenshot?

    When you downloaded the brushes.
    Press B to load the brush tool, then click the little arrow (as shown in the screenshot) and click “Load Brushes…” when you loaded the brushes scroll down in your brushes panel, and there they will be.

    Posted by me on December 26, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    How do you do the foreground color to white?

    Posted by chris on December 26, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Hi, to pick the foreground color take a look to this screenshot.

    Good luck.

    Posted by me on December 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Is that a foreground. :$
    I’m sorry..

    But, If I make the foreground white, than is the background alsof white.. Because the black is then gone.

    Or am I wrong?

    Posted by me on December 27, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I’m sorry, I get it. =’]

    It works.. THANK YOU!

    Posted by Me on December 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Just one question. How do you get yours so ‘dark’? [I mean the stars..]

    Posted by chris on December 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    I do not exactly know what you mean, but i gues its because i have a black background.

    Posted by Me on December 28, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Alright, because my stars aren’t so dark like yours. Yours is more beautiful, more sparkle. 🙂
    But Thanks, you really helped me.

    Posted by orkut scraps on June 22, 2010 at 4:59 pm


    i am using photoshop cs5 ,can i use this brushes in cs5 ?

    Posted by chris on June 22, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Yes you can.

    Posted by Riku on June 29, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    An other good one
    Love what you’re doing
    Hope you will continue

    Posted by Scrapsforever on October 7, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Nice use of photoshop tools its really inspiring for beginners.

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