Making Digital Glitter Paper for Free with Photopea

by Tanya McCarthy on September 20, 2019

Have you ever seen a glitter paper and thought how can I make my own digital glitter paper? PERFECT, you've come to the right place. I have a sure fire way to make free digital glitter paper in a program online called Photopea. You can watch the video below or follow the walkthrough below.

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Download 6 free glitter papers

Step 1: Open a New Document

You can make this whatever size you would like. In my case, I'm using 900x900 pixels at 300 DPI. If you're just using this for WEB based images, then you can stick to 72 DPI. If you're looking to sell PAPER make it 3600x3600 pixels at 300 DPI. Ensure your background is White. 

Step 2: Add Monochromatic Noise

Go to Filter --> Noise --> Add Noise

Make sure you have monochromatic checked. Play arond with the settings until you find a "glitter" texture you like. Click "Ok"

Step 3 Crystallize your Noise

In this next step we want to create a pixel feel which will create the glitter texture. The larger the cell size, the larger the "chunks" will be. I'm shooting for a fine glitter in this tutorial so I keep the cell size at about 3. 

Go to Filter --> Pixelate --> Crystallize 

Again move the slider until you get your desired effect

Step 4: Duplicate Layer (Three times)

This step you are going to repeat 3 times to create the glitter effect. The first thing you want to do is right click on your background layer and change the blending options to "Multiply". Then simply right click and check "Duplicate Layer". 

Once your layer is duplicated, you will notice the same layer but darker. We want to get the glitter effect so we need to rotate the layer 90 degrees counter clockwise. I do this by selecting the layer and then performing a free transform to -90 degrees.

Select rectangle select and select your entire layer

Right click on the layer and click free transform

Then go to the top menu bar and type in -90 as shown. You can also do just 90 degrees to get the same effect.

Repeat this step two more times. 

Step 5 Add a Color Fill with Color Burn

The next step is the final step. Add a fill layer into your project and choose Color Fill

Choose your Color and Select Color Burn

Now you can export your image as a 300 DPI glitter! As you can see above, the glitter is a bit darker. If you use "overlay" instead of color burn on your color fill layer you can get a lighter effect. 

I have provided a set of 6 colors for you to download for free by going through this tutorial. 

Download 6 free glitter papers

Comment below if you have any questions or comments. Please feel free to share with your friends. 

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Cheers
Tanya

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