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Glitter Decorations

By Karen Brockney  ·  November 27th, 2013


In this video tutorial, Karen shows you how to makeĀ glitter patterns and decorate frames, text and stickers.

This video was created using Photoshop Elements 12, but will work with earlier versions.

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21 Replies to Glitter Decorations:

  1. Kay F

    November 27, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Great tutorial. Know I will use it for my holiday cards and tags. Thank you.

  2. Janice

    November 27, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Thank you for a wonderful lesson. I have been wondering how to do this for a long time. You are a great teacher, Karen!

  3. raymond

    November 27, 2013 at 11:09 am

    great lesson and easy to follow

  4. Alfred

    November 27, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Thank you Karen for a great video, and the wonderful knowledge you hare shared, I always wondered how things like that were done…I shall try and copy your great explanations ..thank you again… “Ben”

    • Karen

      November 27, 2013 at 3:44 pm

      Ben – The instructions are all written in the PDF cheat sheet above. Have fun!

  5. Barbara

    November 27, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Witam i dziekuje za bardzo ladny filmik jest super i bardzo dokladnie to tlumaczylas dziekuje

  6. Eric

    November 28, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Karen Thanks! Wonderful explanation. I especially like the use of multiple layers and clipping groups because it’s always helpful to learn about some of the less obvious and less used aspects of Elements.

  7. Elizabeth

    November 28, 2013 at 11:07 am

    this is a terrific tutorial – not only for the finished product, but the techniques as well – and timely too – thank you!

  8. Ken

    November 28, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    I have just purchased Elements 12 – in fact it arrived today! I really enjoyed this superb tutorial and I am now wondering about all the previous tutorials I have missed. I haven’t explored the website in any depth, as yet but, in the meantime, is it possible to access ‘back tutorials’, please? If they are anywhere near as good as this one, learning about Elements will give me a great deal of pleasure.
    Thanks, again,

    • Diana K

      December 5, 2013 at 6:36 am

      Hi Ken, Yes, you can access all of our past tutorials. Just click on the Tutorial menu at the top of the page and select videos. Have fun :)

  9. Robert

    November 30, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    I’m using PSE 11. I do not have starburst small brush!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How am I expected to do this this tutorial if I do not have the damn brush. I’m very angry! Please help

  10. Robert

    November 30, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    PSE 11. No starburst brush. ow can I do the tutorial if I do not have it?

    • judith

      December 1, 2013 at 7:08 am

      I haven’t tried the tutorial but would #49 in assorted brushes work?

    • Shannon

      December 1, 2013 at 10:30 am

      Look in assorted brushes, # 50. I have elements 11 and it is there. Plus if you experiment, there are other brushes to use.

  11. judith

    December 1, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Karen –
    I use PSE 11 and had no trouble with this tutorial. So simple I downloaded the cheatsheet too so I can reuse the “glitter”. I have tons of ideas running around my head now – oh no!!! I have a day job and a life but how can I do that and make cards too??? I guess just get less sleep. :)

  12. judith

    December 1, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I find it sometimes helps to watch the tutorial start to finish before I even try it. Get a feel for it, I seem to do better. I think I feel less stressed when I have an idea where it’s headed before I try to follow along but of course there is that saving pause button!!

  13. Shannon

    December 1, 2013 at 10:28 am

    This is why I subscribe to the magazine – THANK-YOU. We have so much at our fingertips, in Elements etc, but if we don’t know how to use it or if we don’t know different ways to apply it….or even that it is there; then we are limited in what we produce. Great and fun tutorial Karen!

  14. Robert

    December 1, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I loved the video tutorial. Followed it step by step. However, when I tried to load the pattern suggested, I got a different one. Don’t know why. Any ideas? After making the delightful “stars”, when I was instructed to “put that stuff together”, my pse11 did a major spin & never completed the task. I went to bed and this morning, just gave up. I have Win 8 and 4 gig of ram. Any suggestions from anybody “out there”?

  15. Adrian

    December 4, 2013 at 7:18 am

    Thanks Karen, I have been following you for years at Alibony, We have email each other a time or two. I just wanted to send you a note to reiterate my appreciation for your willingness to share your passions with us.


    BTW, great job.

  16. Eleanor

    December 7, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Excellent, Karen! (as always) :) Great lesson and very useful! Thanks!

  17. Mendel A

    December 11, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    Endless possibilities with the glitter. Will have some fun trying this out !

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