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How to Make Glitter Letters (No Photoshop Required).



I don't know much about Photoshop or HTML, but I do know a lot about glitter. I am a fan of anything that sparkles. And while I wish I could dish out the money for all of Adobe's programs, Photoshop most of all, there's no way I could justify that kind of purchase right now, so I just try to work with what I have.

I'm excited to share some simple steps for you to make glitter letters. Whether you're looking to do a new blog design using glitter, making a blog button or just want to jazz up your next blog post, here are a few simple steps for you to make some glitter letters using a free picture editing website called Pixlr.

1 // Open Pixlr, and choose "Pixlr Editor."



2 // Click "Create new image," adjust height and width as desired, and click the box next to "Transparent."



3 // Use the type tool to type whatever words you would like to be sparkly. Adjust font and size as desired. I suggest choosing a thicker font so the glitter will be more noticeable. 



4 // Go to "Layers" on the right side of the screen, and right click on the text layer. Choose "Merge visible."



5 // Go to the "Edit" menu at the top and choose "Select All."



6 // Go to the "Edit" menu at the top and choose "Copy."



7 // Go to "File" and choose "Open image." Open the glitter image you would like to use. I used this one

8 // Paste the words you copied from your other image onto the glitter image.



9 // Click "Toggle layer settings." Something will pop up. 



10 // Next to "Mode," choose "Alpha." Your letters will disappear.



11 // In the layers section on the right, right click on top of the "Background" layer. Choose "Merge Visible." 



It will look something like this:



12 // Crop as needed and paste anywhere you'd like! 



Do you love glitter?

52 comments :

  1. Love how simple this tutorial made it! Love pixlr but still getting used to the differences between it and photoshop, so this is helpful!

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  2. This is so neat! Thank you for this tutorial! I am sure I will be using it in the future!

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  3. Cool! I could always use more glitter in my life.

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  4. AMAZING! I have always wanted to know how to do this!

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  5. MOMentous Mom; PerfectionistSeptember 16, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    This is awesome! I always wondered if there was something I was missing when it came to the fancy styled letters. Thank you for this tip! I will be using in the future!

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  6. That is so cool and this tutorial is simple enough so I propably can do it too :D

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  7. Great post. I have photoshop so I'd probably stick to that but great to see other ways to do it :)

    Nilla Forever

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  8. Great tip! This is way easier than I expected.

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  9. THIS IS AWESOME!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!!

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  10. Ahhh I've been trying to figure out how to do that FOREVER!! Thank you!

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  11. I love the look of this so much! :)

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  12. This. is. AWESOME. I'm in love with this and thank you so much for sharing!!!
    You've just triggered glitter monsters across the blogosphere...


    lovelovelove,
    Erica
    cominguprosestheblog.com

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  13. You're very welcome! I'm glad you enjoy it! If you have any questions, just let me know!

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  14. I was surprised by how easy it was too!

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  15. Thank you! I haven't had Photoshop for years so I've been going the cheap route haha. If I had it, I would definitely use it!

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  16. I tried to make it as simple as possible. Glad you liked it!

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  17. Glitter makes everything a little more fancy and a lot more fun!

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  18. Yay! So happy I could help! Let me know if you have any questions!

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  19. Yes! Everyone could use some more glitter!

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  20. There are tons of differences, but it's easy to navigate once you get the hang of it. I'm glad you enjoyed the tutorial, Jocelyn!

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  21. Glitter makes everything better! I've always wondered how bloggers do this--I'm so glad I know now. :) Pinned!

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  22. Very handy tutorial! Definitely pinning this. :)

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  23. Yay! I definitely agree. Glitter definitely makes everything so much better!

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  24. This is sooo helpful!! I see a blog rebrand for myself coming soon feauturing glitter letters... :) XO, nicole @ empirestyles.com

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  25. I have always wondered how to do this! Thanks for sharing this tutorial.

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  26. Glitter letters are the best! I'm glad you enjoyed the tutorial, and I can't wait to see your glittery rebrand!

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  27. You're very welcome! I hope you found it helpful!

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  28. This is awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. This is amazing! I have always wanted to know how to make these! And I love this editing site, I haven't heard of it before. (For quick on the fly stuff, I usually have to struggle through Paint or PicMonkey. Adding this to my arsenal! :) )

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  30. Pixlr is so awesome! I use PicMonkey too, but Pixlr has a few more technical abilities that I like to use. I'm glad you enjoyed the tutorial, Katie!

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  31. Oh my gosh! I never thought to use Pixlr even though I use it to teach my students! Duh!

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  32. Haha that's so funny! Pixlr is my favorite to edit pictures and such.

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  33. This is so awesome! I've never heard of Pixlr so I'm definitely going to check it out :)

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  34. I love Pixlr! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. This is so cool! I will be trying SOON!

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  36. I love Pixlr! I hope you enjoy checking it out.

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  37. Pixlr is my favorite picture editing site. Glad you share the love!

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  38. I always default to PicMonkey from my PicNik college days

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  39. OMG. I LOVE you! I have never heard of Pixlr before but, this was like finding the Chamber of Secrets! My husband has a degree in graphic design and always pushes me to Photoshop but, this is simpler and oh, FREE! Can't wait to play around with this more and make everything glittertastic. Thank you!

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  40. I've never used pxlr before and I did it! It really works! thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  41. Yay! I'm so happy it worked for you!

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  42. You're very welcome! I'm hope you enjoyed it, Beth!

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  43. Free is my favorite price! I don't have Photoshop because it's a little pricey for what I'd need it for, so of course, I had to figure out a way to make sparkly letters. So happy you found this helpful!

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