Photoshop Hacks For Bloggers – Glitter Text Hacks!

Photoshop Hacks For Bloggers – Glitter Text Hacks!

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Hey there Big-Time Bloggers,

I’m so happy to be back with you today bringing you a second episode of Photoshop Hacks for bloggers series.

This is episode two of two using the new software from Telestream and I can see marked improvement already! I’m even zooming in on hard to see areas for you in this tutorial so you know exactly where to click in your own Photoshop workspace.

I’ll be playing around with a way of an intro and exit clip over the course of the next few episodes, however I can tell you already that I’ve used this for two recording only and been able to improve a LOT in that time. (i.e. there were no tears today!)

So many people ask me about how to do glitter writing. You know when you see text on things and it looks like it’s painted glitter, or that it’s gold or silver or steel or even text that looks like a pattern?

That’s exactly what this brief (for me anyway) tutorial on Photoshop Hacks for bloggers is going to cover off today.

You can see all of the details of the tech I use in the show notes below the video clip.

If you find value in this I would love if you could share on social media. BTB is a passion project at this stage, and I’m not monetising it, so the further I can reach the more I can invest into sharing my own experience and knowledge with you.

As always, please leave any questions in the comments section for future videos or blog posts or for further Photoshop Hacks for Bloggers shows, and I’ll see if I can help you out.

I hope you enjoy,

Al. (p.s I know it is a teeny bit blurry for the first 10 seconds… no idea why. It clears up though babes!)

Photoshop Hacks For Bloggers – Show II


Show Notes

Iā€™m an affiliate for the companies with an asterix* listed next to them, which means I might earn a commission if you sign up through my link, at no additional cost to you.

  • I have used a software program called Telestream ScreenFlow*Ā for recording my screen and myself (you can get a free trial for one month or buy it outright for $99). It allows me to add video of myself to the lesson screen, add text, extra videos, zoom in on certain parts of the screen etc.
  • I use a monthly subscription to Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop) and receive software updates every time they occur. I recommend subscribing and paying a monthly membership over buying the Adobe software ‘product’ and installing to your PC or Mac.


Photoshop Hacks For Bloggers – Glitter Text Hacks! was last modified: May 20th, 2015 by Alice Nicholls



21 Responses to "Photoshop Hacks For Bloggers – Glitter Text Hacks!"
    • Big-Time Blogger says:

      Thanks Nicola. I love having you here. This is fun! šŸ™‚

      • I freaking love being here! Thanks for creating such an awesome blog! x x

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  1. Sarah says:

    Loving these Photoshop hacks videos x

  2. Lisa says:

    Love the tutorial Alice! That’s exactly what I was wondering. And love the flubs as well. šŸ˜‰

    • Big-Time Blogger says:

      If I cut out all my flubs we would never learn how to get glitter writing. I would be editing until 2067. šŸ™‚ Thanks for your comment. Glad you’re here!

  3. Sarah says:

    I also have a question about fonts – where do you get yours from and how to you download and unzip them onto your computer? Not a Photoshop hack as such but maybe one for another series! Big love x

    • Big-Time Blogger says:

      Got it. GREAT question. I download some and then unzip to my fontbook. Some are free and some I pay for. I’ll show you in an upcoming show. šŸ™‚ You rock.

  4. Jo says:

    Awesome tutorial Alice!! I have been using Lightroom pretty much exclusively to edit my photos, but there is so much you can do in Photoshop. I was totally putting it in the too hard pile, but your tutorials are helping so much! Thank you so much.

  5. What it’s that easy. Thank you so much plus making the Black Sea glittery even Romania and Turkey etc would be pretty excited too

  6. Belinda says:

    Awesome! I LOVE these tutorials… I am super crap at Photoshop, but I love the step through which I play on my iPad while trying to follow along on my Mac. Zooming in really helps to follow along too!! You rock x

  7. Krista says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. I played around this morning (probably a little too much… lol) and was able to create this effect with watersplats instead of glitter and I am really happy with the results. I am going to update the text I am using in my sidebar with this as I could not figure out how people were doing this.

    As for suggestions for future content, some ideas (although some are specific to business not blogging so feel free to disregard this if it’s not a fit):

    // inDesign hacks (i.e. creating/designing ebooks, business cards, etc.)
    // how to put images inside of an iPad or iMac photos (like an ebook or new course). Mine always look choppy and you can see the hard lines
    // wordpress hacks (hmm, I’m thinking plugins, the theme you’re using is also gorgeous so perhaps how to: WP themes)
    // how to: social sharing bar like the one on the left of your site in yellow (I have one on my site but I can’t get it to tie into my brand colours and it just shows a “+” sign, not the icons, it’s rather sightly actually… lol)

    Hmm, okay, this is a big list. I’ll let you know if I think of anything else. I am loving everything that I am seeing on BTB site. This is going to be one of my fave new hangouts for sure!

    Krista xx.

    • Krista says:

      Hi Alice, I thought of another PS hack… I might be your next, Sarah… lol šŸ˜‰ xx.

      I can see you’ve got pics inside of shapes (like octagons and circles, etc.) I can’t figure out how to do this in PS. A PS hack on how to put an image inside a shape would be awesome (I am referring to the shapes on your digital zine opt-in). So beautifully designed by the way. I am in the middle of creating some opt-ins and branding my course coaching material in inDesign, and I would love to see tips on how to use it properly to design our own beautiful opt-ins and materials for programs, etc.! xx. Thanks again.

  8. Omg! I love this tutorial!! So great!! Thanks for sharing this!! I really like it!

    • Matty says:

      Wow, stunning card Mandy! Gorgeous details and colours. Tilda must have her dungarees secretly saftey pinned to her top to keep them up, that or some super strong dst šŸ˜‰ Happy anrenirsavy for tomorrow and enjoy your crafty time xxx

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