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Description: Only problem? My hubby is sick of glitter. No matter what you do, it gets everywhere. It is just as unruly as it is beautiful- we have glitter on plates, hands, kids faces, dog pillows, couches, in

Only problem? My hubby is sick of glitter. No matter what you do, it gets everywhere. It is just as unruly as it is beautiful- we have glitter on plates, hands, kids faces, dog pillows, couches, in the carpet… everywhere! Whoops!

So to feed my addiction without angering hubby further, I have been obsessing over glitter in Photoshop. It is really, really easy to make your own glittered text, and today I am going to show you how .

First off, these directions, while easy to understand, require a little bit of knowledge with Photoshop. I first found glittered text through Pugley Pixel, and highly recommend checking out her tutoria l (and awesome downloads- they are very, very affordable) for more complete information. I bought her glitter textures and use them all the time!

(if you have photoshop elements, please see instructions at the bottom of the post– however I do not have elements, so I am not able to help troubleshoot).

First off,you’ll need to download your textures and define each of them as a pattern. To do this, download the textures (link at the bottom of this post), and save it to your computer.

Click “edit” then “define pattern” and save the color to your Photoshop pattern menu.

Note: if your “define pattern” doesnt show up (like below, it isnt in bold), click CTRL+D to deselect the pattern and it should be available.

For each different text group that your would like to have a different color/texture, please create a new text layer. For example, in this photo I am using 4 different colors, so each line is a separate layer.

One you are happy with your text placement and design (don’t worry- we will NOT be rasterizing the text, so you will be able to still make changes later), select the first layer you want to add texture to.

tip: I suggest thicker fonts (I’ll have a roundup of my favorite glitter fonts later this week), and ones that do not look hand-drawn.

I do sometimes find that the text doesn’t stand out as much as I’d like it to, so I will add a slight shadow or outline to the text.

To do that, you’ll click “layer” and “layer style” again, and then “drop shadow” or “stroke”.

You can play around with how thick, dark or spread out you’d like the outline (stroke) or shadow (drop shadow) to be in those menus. I usually keep the stroke at 1px and lower the opacity to around 40% or less or it seems a bit harsh for my personal taste.

As with all of my downloads, I strive to bring free quality content- but I need your help. Please share these by sending people to this post and asking them to download here. If you’d like to feature these on your blog, please use the image at the top of this post in full or request a watermarked image from me of the individual print you’d like. This helps me keep the great free stuff coming! 

These textures are free for personal use on your own blog, in scrapbooking or for cards. If you would like to purchase a digital license for these (along with a high quality PDF of each texture) for print, design or commercial purposes (anything you will sell), please contact me at Designs are just $10 for unlimited usage, no credit required.

Photoshop Elements instructions for using a pattern overlay (please note I do not have photoshop elements, so I can’t help troubleshoot):

Start Photoshop Elements 8. Select “File,” “Open.” In the dialog, open the image you loaded.Select “Layers,” “New Fill Layer.”

Change the “Mode” from “Normal” to “Overlay.” Click “OK.” Another dialog will open.

Click on the “Pattern Picker” drop-down menu and make your choice. Adjust the “Scale” slider until you like the results. Click “OK.” Save your work.

If you love making glitter text, check out how you can also make a Chalkboard Effect in photoshop here!

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