Glitter backgroundPosted: May 12, 2016
Today I have been having a play with my scanned images on photoshop. I really like this images, it was only a quick wash with watercolours in my colour scheme, with some silver glitter added to give it more of a magical effect.
The only thing is that in person, the glitter is really sparkly, but once scanned it obviously becomes very flat. This might mean that whatever I end up using it for, may need to have some glitter added at the end to give some texture. This could be a problem however because this isn’t very practical for children’s clothing.
I did have a look online at any techniques that would allow me to create a glitter effect on photoshop, which led me to create the image below:
Although this does have good texture similar to that of glitter, it just isn’t sparkly enough.
I made it more of a grey/silver colour and although this helped, it still doesn’t give the same effect as real glitter would.
After adjusting the opacity of the ‘glitter’ that I created on photoshop, I placed it over the top of my scanned image and was surprised at how effective it looked.
Then I tried it by taking a photo of glitter, adjusting the opacity and placing it on top. I think this is as glittery as I’m going to get with digital techniques!