How to Add Sparkles Using JASC Paint Shop Pro 9

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JASC Paint Shop Pro 9 is a program you can use to create your own graphics or edit photos. You can add sparkles or glitter graphics by using the Paint Shop Pro 9 with the animation program that comes with Paint Shop Pro, along with a special sparkle or glitter fill file that can be downloaded online for free. Your sparkle animation files can be added to backgrounds, images, names or text to create eye-catching graphics.

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Things you need

  • JASC Paint Shop Pro 9 with Animation Shop
  • JASC sparkle filter file/"Glitter fill/ "Sparkle tube" JASC add-in

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  1. 1

    Download a sparkle filter file. Find it by typing "sparkle tube" or "glitter" along with "JASC PSP 9." If that doesn't work, type in "sparkle filter plug-in" into your preferred search engine to find a free file to download. Once it has downloaded, install the file.

  2. 2

    Start The Paint Shop Pro 9 program. Open a "new image."

    For the image properties, select "70x35", "Transparent, "16.7 million colours."

    Press "Shift+D" twice to duplicate the image twice. You will now have three images open in the program.

  3. 3

    Select the "Materials" palette. Select a colour in the "Foreground and Stroke Properties" box.

    Select the "Flood Fill Tool" which looks like a bucket that is pouring paint. Click on the three images to fill them with the colour you selected.

  4. 4

    Click on the first image. Select "Adjust." Select "Add/Remove Noise."

    When the "Add/Remove Noise" box appears on the screen, select the "Gaussian" setting. Select "Noise 50 per cent." Click on the box next to "Monochrome" to select it.

  5. 5

    Select the "Effects" tab. Select "Plug-ins."

    Select "VM Natural." Click on "Sparkle."

    The Sparkle box will appear. Change the "Max Size" to "50" with the slider.

    Move the "Red" Slider all the way up to "255." Move the "Green" slider all the way up to "255." Move the "Blue" slider all the way up to "255."

    Set the "Random Color On/Off" slider to "255." Set the "Random Seed" slider to "100." Select "OK."

  6. 6

    Repeat the process with the second image. There are only two settings that are different for the second image settings.

    Set the "Noise" to "60 percent" and in the "Sparkle" menu change "Random Seed" to "115."

  7. 7

    Repeat the process with the third image. Change "Noise" to "70 percent" and in the "Sparkle" menu change the "Random Seed" to "130."

  8. 8

    Select the first image and click "Copy."

    Open the "Jasc Animation Shop" and select "Paste as a New Animation."

    Return to the Paint Shop Pro program. Select the second image and click "Copy."

    Return to the "Jasc Animation Shop" and select "Paste After Current." Do the same for the third image.

    Select "View Animation." A window will open up with the glitter animation. Save the animation as a .gif file.

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