© Barb's Playground  12 /09 /07

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This tutorial was done using PSP X but be done in all versions. It is intended to serve as a learning tool. I encourage you to make it uniquely your own creation. The images on this page are reduced for space. You will need:          
** Paint Shop Pro - download a trial version here   

** Basic knowledge of PSP, PSP's Materials Palette and Windows Exployer.

Making a glitter is PSP is so easy! You can get as simple or fancy as you want. In this tutorial, we are going to make an extremely simple glitter and save it into your PSP patterns folder for future use. It can also be saved in any file you want but for simplicity, we are going to use the patterns folder.

Getting started
* Open a new file 72x32 and flood fill it with any color you want. Now at the top click on "Effects", "Image Effects", "Seamless Tiling".

Make a Glitter File.

1.) Now at the top click on "Adjust", "Add/Remove Noise", "Add Noise", make the noise % 30, check "Gaussian", uncheck "Monochrome and click "OK". See examples below:


2.) Now do a "File Save as", select file type "Jpeg", navigate to your PSP patterns folder and name the file Myglitter1.

3.) Repeat step 1 and then step 2 and this time name the file Myglitter2.

4.) Repeat step 1 and then step 2 and this time name the file Myglitter3.

You will now have the 3 glitter files to use in my "How to Make a Glitter Name" tutorial here http://www.barbkermisdesigns.com/TutGlitters2.htm

NOTE: I encourage you to change the "Add Noise" options, changing from Gaussian to Random or Uniform, checking Monochrome and the percent on the noise. You can also get creative and add stars, snow or any other shape you like to each glitter file. Make sure you move the image to a different spot for each file to make the image move. Just get BRAVE lol and play! Also make sure each file has a unique name so that you do not overwrite on a good file. By giving them the same name followed by a number, you will keep the files sorted together in the patterns folder when you go to look for them. Have fun!


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and that it stimulated your creative juices. If you have any questions or problems, don't hesitate to email me.

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