How to make a digital glitter banner in Photoshop

How to Make Glitter Words in Photoshop

Paula from Postscripts here with a Photoshop Tutorial! This is my first photoshop tutorial so any feedback is very appreciative. I’ve been using Photoshop for 5 years now and feel like I still have so much more to learn. Here we go!

1Buy some digital glitter paper. I got mine on Etsy (of course) by searching Digital Glitter Paper. If you are really good you could make your own with glitter that you have already. Open the paper in Photoshop. Type the words you would like in a thick font (my favorite is Gill Sans Extra Bold) so that it fills the digital glitter paper.

Valetine's Day Digital Glitter Banner

The Text (T) at the left must be chosen for the next step.

At the top of Photoshop, there is a T with an arc under it. I circled it in hot pink below. Click on that.

The Warp Text Box will pop up. Choose Style = Arc. Bend = -15% (or however deep you would like it). Click OK.


Next, show only the layer with the wording and choose the magic wand tool on the right.

Click on each letter while holding down the shift key.

Each letter should have a blinking trail around it.

Photoshop Glitter Banner Tutorial

Open a New Project or have the project you would like to put the banner on ready. (File – New)

Now go back to the glitter paper, choose the Glitter Paper Layer,  and unchoose (making up words…haha) the Type Layer. The blinking outline should still be showing. Make sure the Glitter Paper Layer is highlighted.

Copy by clicking Edit – Copy or using Control – C.

Click to the Document you would like to transfer it to and click Edit – Paste
or Control – V.

Glitter Banner Photoshop Tutorial

The new project will look something like this:

Photoshop Valentine Banner How To

Now to add the line. Click on the Text option and use Georgia font – 6pt.  Make a long line using either the dash or the underscore. I prefer the underscore. Then choose the Warp Text Box at the top again, choose arc to the degree that fits your banner. (I chose -15% again.) Make sure that layer is behind the Glitter Banner Layer.

Now you can Merge Visible by highlighting both the Glitter Banner Layer and the Line Liner to save in a separate file to reuse or use as is.


And there is your finished product!

Glitter Words How To Photoshop

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