How to Add Sparkle Effects

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How to Add Sparkle Effects
You can add a sparkle effect to your photo using online tools. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

Adding sparkle effects to your photos and designs is a way to make them stand out in a unique way. You can implement the effect to simulate the sparkle of jewellery in the photograph or use it as an overall effect to make the entire image sparkle. Although you can accomplish this effect in photo editors such as Photoshop or GIMP, you can also use free online tools to simplify the process if you are not familiar with photo editing software. With the third method, you can also add sparkling text to your photo.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Image file

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Instructions

    Glitterboo Method

  1. 1

    Visit Glitterboo.com.

  2. 2

    Click "Sparkles" to add the sparkle effect to your photo.

  3. 3

    Click "Browse" and navigate to the location of your saved image file. Double-click to open your image and click "Upload" to load it into the web interface.

  4. 4

    Click the "Size" icons to change the size of the brush if necessary. Click on the areas of the image you wish to add the effect to. You can highlight the entire image if you wish. Adjust the settings in the "Controls" section to change the type and size of the sparkles.

  5. 5

    Click "Apply" to add the sparkle effect to your image. You can further adjust the controls and click "Apply" again to change the effect.

  6. 6

    Choose an image size in the "Images" section and click "Select Size" and "Download" to download your edited image. Choose a new name to avoid overwriting your original image.

    AddGlitter.com Method

  1. 1

    Right-click an image on the Internet and click "Copy Image Location."

  2. 2

    Visit the AddGlitter.com website in your web browser.

  3. 3

    Right-click the box next to "Image Location" and click "Paste." Then click "Continue" and your image will open in the web interface.

  4. 4

    Click the boxes to choose a glitter colour and glitter type, then click on your image to add the sparkle effect.

  5. 5

    Click "I'm Done" then copy and paste the HTML code into your website or MySpace page to add it to the site.

    Sparkle Text Method

  1. 1

    Visit the Freeonlinephotoeditor.com site in your web browser.

  2. 2

    Click "Browse" and navigate to the location of your saved image file, double-click to open it and click "Upload" to load it into the web interface.

  3. 3

    Click "Glitter Text" and type your text into the text box. Choose a font type and size and click the "Glitter" box to choose a sparkle type. Click "Preview" to add the text to your image.

  4. 4

    Click and drag the text to the area where you would like it to appear, then click "Add Glitter Text" to add it to your image.

  5. 5

    Click "Save" and choose one of the save options to save your file to your hard drive or an online location.

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