sparkle wand trail

I found an awesome tutorial on How to Create a Sparkle Wand Trail. Here are excepts from that tutorial:

  1. Create a 200px x 200px document in Photoshop with a white background on layer 1 and black foreground selected on layer 2.
  2. Go to Brush > Brush Preset palette
  3. Select brush 70 (star)
    Click 3 black stars on layer 2, above the white layer 1
  4. Select Brush 30 (soft, round airbrush)
    Click 3 black stars on layer 2, above the white layer 1
  5. On the Brush Preset palette, click the dropdown menu
    Go to Assorted Brushes > Append
  6. Select Brush 50 (small starburst)
    Click 3 black stars on layer 2, above the white layer 1
  7. Go to Edit > Define Brush Preset > Name it > OK
  8. Add a 3rd layer (for sparkle wand trail)
    Turn off layer 2
    Make layer 1 dark or replace it with a photo
  9. Click the Brush tool with a foreground color of white
  10. At the bottom of the Brushes Preset palette, select the Sparkle Wand Trail brush that you’ve just created.
  11. Set the “Size” control to “Fade.”
    Click “Scattering”: Scatter = 110%; Count = 3; Count Jitter = 35%
    Click “Brush Tip Shape”: Spacing = 50%
  12. Drag a sparkle wand trail on the 3rd layer.

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