Installation & Using Styles Tutorial

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Ok a step by step on how to use my GLITTER STYLES in Photoshop.

This is also valid for ANY photoshop style like shadows, metals, felt etc…AVAILABLE HERE

CLICK HERE for installation in PSE 4-8 & Other programs


First up go to WINDOW-STYLES so your styles palette is visible.


Go to load styles by clicking the small lines on the top right hand corner of the styles palette.


Open up anything you want to add glitter to.


Make sure the element is selected, then click on the icon in the STYLES palette.



To adjust the size of the glitter pattern simply double click the thumbnail, then adjust the pattern overlay %. I use 100% for designing. Always stick to 25%, 50% or 100% anything else will be blurry.

On a canvas any less dpi than 300 your glitter may look blurry. So adjust accordingly.

This star is 72 dpi. The style defaulted to 24% and was blurry at 100%.


At 50% pattern it was perfect.


Just use your eye and adjust till it looks good for YOU.


Then open up the sparkles in the read me file and add to your project!


All done!



33 Comments on Installation & Using Styles Tutorial

  1. Flergs
    March 28, 2013 at 21:22 (5 years ago)

    Hi Connie, I’m really not sure. I have never heard of that program. The glitters are also in JPG format if that helps?

  2. Connie
    March 17, 2013 at 23:09 (5 years ago)

    Hi! I have a question, is it possible to use this glitter when you design with Lumapix Fotofusion? Thanks a lot

  3. Susan Dingess
    December 10, 2012 at 16:18 (5 years ago)

    Awesome tutorial! Thank you!

  4. Julia
    March 23, 2012 at 23:07 (6 years ago)

    Would Love to learn to do this in PSE10..thanks

  5. Denise Baer
    March 19, 2012 at 16:43 (6 years ago)

    Can I use the glitters and your products in Creative Memories Storybook Creator 4 program?

  6. Marie Wright
    January 31, 2011 at 15:03 (7 years ago)

    I’ve read thru the tutorials, I have PSE 9, I can’t figure out how to install & use the glitters, anybody now PSE 9 yet? I got it as a Christmas gift. Please help, I’m with Jenn, I’m glittercrazed as well. Can’t wait to learn more about the digital stuff.

  7. Brice Dilorenzo
    December 10, 2010 at 04:53 (7 years ago)

    Your blog and images are just awesome!. Thanks.

  8. Jenn
    April 20, 2010 at 07:43 (8 years ago)

    I’m so excited by this, I’m known as glittercrazed (but in a tasteful manner with a delicate hand–lol) by my friends I think I used my bodyweight in stickles and MS glitter it seems in my hybrid stuff last year–I’m excited to be able to put more zip in my digi stuff

  9. Curtis Copeland
    February 14, 2010 at 09:43 (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the Photoshop tutorial. This will be helpful.

  10. Tracy
    January 9, 2010 at 09:22 (8 years ago)

    People, it’s obvious that you aren’t paying attention to the tutorial above or reading the posts~ya keep on asking the same questions when the answer is here. LOOK UP!!

    I love you Flergs~your items are fantastic. Your drop shadow set rocks! Also, I wanted to let you know that I use PRETTY LITTLE THINGS at least once a week. Your spills and stiches are fantabulous!!!!

    Love ya Flergs!!

  11. Stacy
    December 17, 2009 at 12:25 (8 years ago)

    This is so fantastic! I have Elements 8 so some of the things were just a bit different, but it so totally worked for me! Yippeeee!

  12. Crystal
    December 7, 2009 at 14:49 (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the great shadows and instructions. I have glitter, but did not know how to use it. 🙂

  13. Silken
    December 2, 2009 at 13:30 (8 years ago)

    Exist some tutorial that explains how to make a glitter style?

  14. Mungo
    August 10, 2009 at 19:11 (8 years ago)

    Thanks for your helpful tut

  15. Marianne Hyson
    August 2, 2009 at 09:47 (8 years ago)

    I am a new digital scrapper and I have PSE7 – do you have explicit directions for a newbie? I want to buy this whole metals package – it is just gorgious but I need to be able to use it or get very frustrated..
    Love your work – Thank you

  16. Littlemelch
    August 2, 2009 at 08:09 (8 years ago)

    Hi – I’m venturing into styles for the first time after years with Photoshop and 1+ year digiscrapping. I’m adding glitter to text in a small graphic and it is blurry. Even after resizing per this tutorial. Does the image to which I’m applying your glitter need to be a minimum size for it to work well. I love your colors. I’m sure I’m doing something wrong. Thanks!!!

  17. Joanna
    March 22, 2009 at 19:58 (9 years ago)

    hi i love these black flowers and black glitters on your page…. do you have any freebie elements in color black? hey thanx 🙂

  18. Carol
    February 12, 2009 at 08:43 (9 years ago)

    For installing styles in PSE… try the free tutorials at Hummie’s World. PSE6 is a two step process. You save the Style file from Flergs in one folder, then you have to create a little extra file in another folder so that it shows up in your dropdown menu. Seriously, check out Hummie’s World because these glitters are really fun.

  19. SANDRA
    February 10, 2009 at 14:45 (9 years ago)

    If you have her glitters and are not using them you’re missing so much!!! i have a mac i hope this helps. Close Photoshop elements. Copy your style doc (.asl) [the little blue square with an fx on it]:

    Macintosh HD\Library\Application Support\Adobe\Photoshop Elements\6.0\Locale\en-US\Photo Creations\Layer Styles

    start Photoshop elements again (it will take a while the first time to load them) and YOU WILL HAVE THEM ON YOUR FX WINDOWS…you can put the glitter on your letters, shapes, etc…add a drop shadow and you have your own ALPHA!!! enjoy!!!!

  20. Flergs
    February 3, 2009 at 07:11 (9 years ago)

    Gina you can use all glitters (except gel) in PSP and any other program. They come with sheets of glitter to just clip to the shape instead of using the style OR:

    For PSP users:

    1. Unzip the JPG files to the location of your choice.

    2. Open PSP. Open the JPG files from PSP.

    3. Place them in your patterns folder and they will automatically be available in your materials palette all the time.

    Use patterns in fills, layer effects, as overlays, access via materials palette.

    Hope this helps!!

  21. Gina
    February 3, 2009 at 04:04 (9 years ago)

    I love your work and I would just love if you could create glitters for Paint Shop Pro X or higher.

  22. johnny
    December 30, 2008 at 12:49 (9 years ago)

    sj9Bjz Thanks for good post

  23. Teresa
    December 3, 2008 at 16:21 (9 years ago)

    I have some of your glitters from your new Digitalkshop kit…and I can’t figure out who to save the glitters properly in order to use them. I read the file you had included on how to save them, but when I followed the path of where to save it, I didn’t have all the same files. I have PSE6. Any ideas? Either way, I love your new kit!

  24. Marti
    November 27, 2008 at 21:57 (9 years ago)

    i purchased some of your glitters a long time ago and have neverfigured out how to use them. i thought this would help but i have photoshop elements so when i click on the window drop down menu i do not have the option of selecting style. i would get more of these if you could tell me how to use them!

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