Hello and welcome to 2-minute design. I’m
Edward, sorry I’m Dayj and today we’re going to create some sparkles. This is a 1920×1080 pixels image with a white background. Create a new layer, make sure
the foreground color is set to black, and select the Elliptical Marquee Tool. Create
a vertical ellipse just like that and fill it with black using alt or option backspace.
Hit ctrl or cmd D to deselect. Go to Filter / Blur / Motion Blur, set it to 90 degrees,
increase the distance a bit and then hit OK. Go to Filter / Blur / Gaussian Blur
and blur it out little bit. Hit ctrl or cmd J to duplicate the layer,
and hit ctrl or cmd T to free transform. Hold down the alt or option key to transform from
the center, and make it thinner and taller. Great. Click the first layer, hold down shift
and click the other to select both of them, and then hit ctrl or cmd E to merge them. Hit ctrl or cmd J to duplicate the layer, and free transform again using ctrl or cmd T Hold down the shift key and rotate 90 degrees.
Again, select both layers and merge them. Now turn off the background layer, then go
to Edit / Define Brush Preset. I’ll call it Edward. You can delete the layer, turn
on the background and fill it with black. Create a new layer, and select the brush tool.
Make sure Edward is selected, and click this button to open the brush panel. Enable Shape
dynamics, and increase the size jitter. Enable scattering and increase the scatter.
Set the foreground color to white, and you can change the size of the brush using the left and right bracket keys. Now all you have to do is to click and drag to create awesome sparkles. Look at that… That’s cool, isn’t it? Ok what was that?!