Sparkle Pictures Tutorial

Programs Needed


  1. Open Paint Shop Pro.
  2. Open your image.
  3. Select the Freehand Selection Tool Freehand Selection Tool.
  4. Select the area of the image that you want to sparkle.
  5. Go to Adjust > Add/Remove Noise > Add Noise.
  6. Set the noise to 30 and choose Uniform. Click OK.
  7. Go Selections > Select All.
  8. Go to Edit > Copy.
  9. Go to Edit > Paste > As New Image.
  10. Go back to the original image.
  11. Go to Edit > Undo twice.
  12. Repeat steps 6 - 11, but change "30" to "20" in step 7.
  13. Repeat steps 6 - 11, but change "30" to "15" in step 7.
  14. Close the original image.
  15. Go to the first image.
  16. Select the Picture Tube Tool Picture Tube Tool.
  17. Select the White Sparkle and change the scale to 30.
  18. Click on the image in a few places to place the sparkles.
  19. Go to File > Save As and save the image.
  20. Repeat steps 15 - 19 for the second image, but change "30" to "20" in step 17.
  21. Repeat steps 15 - 19 for the third image, but change "30" to "15" in step 17.
  22. Open Animation Shop.
  23. Go to File > Animation Wizard.
  24. Choose "same as the first image frame", then click Next.
  25. Choose "transparent", then click Next.
  26. Choose "upper left of the frame" and "with the canvas color", then click Next.
  27. Choose "Yes, repeat the animation indefinitely" and put "20" in the box, then click Next.
  28. Click the "Add Image" button and find the three images that you saved on your computer. Select the first image, hold down Ctrl on your keyboard, and click on the other two images. Click OK.
  29. Use the "Move Up" and "Move Down" buttons so that the images are in the right order. Click Next. Click Finish.
  30. Go to View > Animation to view your image.
  31. Go to File > Save As.
  32. Select GIF from the drop-down list below the filename and save.

Sparkle Picture Example