How to Add Sparklers in Photoshop and PSE- Sparkler Overlay Preview and Tutorial August 10, 2019 22 By Peter Engel hi this is Grace Pamela with Summerana and this is a preview and tutorial for the Sparkler overlay collection so first off I am going to select nightshade and this will add a little more darkness to our image let’s continue and then we want to choose a soft brush at a lower opacity that way you can take some of the darkness off of her face and even a lower opacity the bigger brush you can kind of take it off all around so it’s not as dark next you can click sparkling lights and this will add a little more depth again the same thing you can also adjust the opacity of each layer and you can add as many sparkling lights or nightshade layers as you’d like to maximize each effect after you have applied your night prep you can go to apply a sparkling stick overlay or apply a sparkler overlay whichever you prefer to do I think I’m just going to go ahead and select apply Sparkler overlay for her and then you have to go to libraries folders and select the folder where it says sparkler and shine overlay collection or any other sparkler collection that contains two overlays you wish to use once you’ve opened that folder you’ll have all of your overlays here and you can select whichever one you’d like I’m going to choose this heart and then select a place if you’re not sure how big you want it or small I would just make it nice and big first so you don’t lose any pixelation press the checkmark and then you can better see where you want it so you can go down to resize and rotate your sparkler layer select your overlay press play then you can resize it to fit wherever you’d like it her hand is right here um I don’t really need a spiked lipstick just because it kind of already looks like it’s right in front of her press the checkmark you can also flip and rotate it however you like they’re very easy to do it just makes it faster you can also change the sparklers perspective and I’ll show you that on another image and then you can go down to the sparkler editor you can change the sparkler color I’ll show you that one you can simmer it down and shine it a little brighter this just adds darkness or brightness you can also change the opacity to maximize the effect and then these are different tints that you can use for your sparkler layer you can do ash white and again adjust the opacity the however white you want it or whatever tint you using you have amber blue scorched yellow burnt sienna and you can also just simply add more color you can also use this after you’ve used let’s say the ash white or scorched yellow you can move the layer up more and then that will cover everything below it to the clipping mask so if you’re hey let’s see let me add scorched yellow so you can see it’s adding more color to the scorched yellow just as long as it’s above the scorched yellow or whatever tint you’re using or you can just use this color okay so then after that you can also go to warm sparkler glow or cool sparkler glow and this adds a tint not just to a sparkler but to your entire image if you’d like you can also just have it in certain areas so let’s say you don’t really want it around here you just want it around your actual sparkler layer so that it looks like it’s glowing around her you can do that you can also blur your sparkler and this might be more accurate for the smaller sparklers around let’s say a wedding you might want some of them blurred and then you can also make your image black and white and then you also have an array of tools that will help speed up your workflow faster so I’m going to head over to a different image now I’m going to go ahead and select nightshade again you’ll want to brush it off of them a little bit you don’t want them too thick because you want your subjects to pop sparkler nights same thing and I’m going to go ahead and select apply sparkler overlay and select an overlay I’m going to show you how to use this overlay when you’re resizing your overlay you should hold down the shift key on your keyboard as you’re dragging it or select the link up here and then that will do it for you otherwise if you don’t and you try dragging it it will distort it press the checkmark and then press Continue now for an overlay like this where you want to brush it off of them I would not use a soft brush but I would use a hard you can go ahead and zoom in and you can start brushing it off of them actually you’re going to want to figure out how this works first so I’m going to say this is in front back front back front back front so you’re going want to just take it off that way so front back make sure your opacity is at 100% and you can zoom it if you’d like I’m just going to do it really quick so you can see if you make a mistake and you brush too much off simply select a white brush zoom in and you can paint it right back and then select the black to paint it off if you’re not sure and you can’t really see you can lower the opacity of the layer and you can kind of get a better feel of where her hair is or whatever you’re trying to edit around there you go so there we have that and add some sparkler glow now this actually I’m glad this happened because you might freak out and wonder whom it’s broken but it’s really not the only reason why I have put this in here is to be safe when you’re adding edits which is up here which I did not add it might try to add to the clipping mask to the sparkler now this is an entire image action so I just selected this so that I could bring it to the front and make sure it’s not clipped to any clipping mask at all so just press Continue and you’re good to go again you can adjust the opacity for varying effects II and I think that’s pretty much it now I’m going to head over to photoshop elements I’m going to go ahead and show you it’s the same exact thing as in Photoshop except things I moved around a little bit differently let’s see your brush I you brush size and opacity or down here you can choose a regular brush and then go to brush settings and here you can choose the softness of the brush or the hardness for the different effects that you want and then the opacity so that’s pretty much the only thing that’s different otherwise they all run the same they work the same way okay I’m going to head over to this one now I’m going to show you really quick how to add a sparkler stick overlay so you just go to apply spiked lipstick overlay press Continue go to your overlay and then select one of the two sparkler sticks these are in PSD formats so you can choose either the colors sparkler stick which has a colorful stick and it’s a wooden one or you can choose a silver one this might be more appropriate for weddings and such this one also you have to press shift on your keyboard or go down here instead of a link there’s a box that says constrain proportions and that would do it for you so you’re going to go ahead and try to make it proportionate to her as much as possible I’m just going to do a quick edit it’s not going to be perfect and press Continue and there you have your little sparkler stick really quick I’m going to show you how to edit the color sparkler stick now I’m just going to show you this really quick so to edit a sparkler stick you can change the color of the stick to match your image you’ll simply choose a color in your image or anywhere in the color picker box and then I would use a hard brush and then you just color over your stick now if it doesn’t exactly turn out the color that you want you can change the blending mode to saturation or any other one that might work better to change the color let’s say you don’t like it and you want to change it you can simply click around in here and your color picker box then press ok and that’s how you do that if you want to make it darker so that it has more contrast you can go to simmer down make sure you click actual stick press Continue and then you can make it darker so that it matches your image somewhere and that’s how you edit the sparkler sticks so once you have your sparkler stick you can go ahead and go to apply sparkler overlay and you can choose any one of these sparks and then press place and put it right about where you want to sparkler you can want to select a hard paint brush and brush it off at 100 opacity so that way it looks like she’s holding it you can also make this darker so it fits in more with the image and you can also make a sparkler layer a little darker and that’s how you add a sparkler stick overlay another thing that I wanted to show you let’s see this isn’t really the appropriate image for it but I’ll just show you really quick I want to show you how to change the sparkler perspective and how it might work for you if on a different image let’s say somebody is spinning around and you want to capture that you can select an overlay and you can go to change sparkler perspective make sure overlay is clicked and press play here you can play around with it so that it can match the action that they’re doing because if she were standing up and dancing this is something that you can do to make it look like it’s in motion you can just kind of play around with it and then press the checkmark and then you’re going to want to erase it off of her some parts of it not all of it so it kind of looks like it’s going around too and if you had that sparkler still in her hand that’s just something that you can do with the perspective action so there you have it that’s the preview and tutorial of the sparkler action collection by Summerana.com thank you CategoryArticles BlogTags4th of july sparklers actions and brush cake candle sparkler edit editing fun grace pamela how to edit sparklers in photoshop how to shoot sparklers how-to Learn overlays photograph sparklers photographer photography photoshop photoshop actions photoshop elements photoshop elements actions photoshop fireworks photoshop overlay photoshop sparkler overlay photoshop sparklers professional ps pse senior sparkler sparkler summerana Textures the tutorial wedding sparklers you 22 Comments Craig Garside Photography says: August 23, 2015 at 1:52 pm Hi I have these, but when I place a sparkler JPEG overlay image over my image I don't get what you do….I get a black surround Reply Brandy Pruitt says: September 5, 2015 at 3:23 pm wow…you have beautiful work…love how your images turned out with the sparkler edits! Did you have to buy the sparkler actions or do they come with the newest photoshop? And also, that nightshade action…seems handy…did you get that somewhere? Reply Emily Harford says: September 22, 2015 at 3:31 am my sparklers are surrounded by black, not transparent as well. What am I doing wrong?? Reply photoshop plugin says: November 13, 2015 at 6:07 pm wow its very very beautiful ..thank you Reply Tippi Van Doren says: December 7, 2015 at 5:37 am Hi….I have Photoshop but I am not very familiar with it yet. I do know how to do about 6 things now that I learned by watching videos on You Tube. My question for you is this. I want to buy the Sparker overlays. After I buy it, do you provide instructions on what I need to do to get these overlays into my Photoshop? Thanks! Reply Hailey Wilkinson says: February 25, 2016 at 11:48 pm Is this an app or something? I'm new to photoshop and I want to start but how do I get "photoshop" Reply Uptown Photography says: June 8, 2016 at 3:32 am I don't seem to have the same list of "actions" where there are sparkler options in my PS Elements 13…How do I get them to display. I have 4 folders…Bottom Borders, Lose Weight, Resize and Crop and Special Effects. There's nothing else there. I see yours is called "Sparkler Overlay Collection" which I don't know where to find..The tabs on top are also different on mine. I have extra tabs like Color Swatch, Navigator, Info, Histogram, etc….Thanks for a well done video…. Philip Reply Susan Fisher says: July 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm I cant figure out how to remove the parts of the overlay from the subjects like you did….I select the brush, turn the hardness up but it just paints black on their faces. getting really frustrated – please help! Reply Shoj Yambao says: July 5, 2016 at 2:15 am can I ask, those action that you are doing can be downloaded? Reply Deanna W says: November 17, 2016 at 8:41 pm great products and super helpful tutorials! Reply Amie case says: January 3, 2017 at 5:38 pm what program do you use? Reply Amanda Foster says: July 10, 2017 at 8:41 pm Is there a step by step how to get it set up because I am newer to photo sop and when I click actions I do not have the same actions. not sure how to get to the beginning point. thank you Reply kitkat99645 says: August 4, 2017 at 2:23 am My photoshop elements 12 working panel doesn't look like yours. That's what is confusing me. Reply rosy king says: August 25, 2017 at 2:30 pm i cant find the over lay file Reply sean Chhay says: November 4, 2017 at 2:39 pm Hi Grace!Which photoshop version should I buy so that I can use the sparkle action?andwhere to buy these action.Thank you so much, Sean. Reply sean Chhay says: November 15, 2017 at 11:51 pm You are so wonderful Grace!I sincerely appreciate for your prompt response. Sean. Reply The Legend27 says: February 2, 2018 at 7:43 pm how do you even open the panel that has all those folders? Reply Shontel Tossel says: August 10, 2018 at 2:18 am I just downloaded your freebies thanks sooo much! Reply crystal wedding and photography says: September 4, 2018 at 5:18 am sparkler pack please Reply F2 STUDIO - Flair Fotografy Studio says: January 2, 2019 at 2:00 pm Turn ur speed up to 1.5 and thank me later. Reply Digiscrap Angelhaze says: May 9, 2019 at 1:32 pm Thsnk you! Reply Lazrus187 says: June 10, 2019 at 10:57 am No audio? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.