Instagram Tips

How I Add Sparkles To My Instagram Photos

March 24, 2019

Hi everyone. I’ve had a few messages on my Instagram(@thatrebeccarose) asking how I add sparkles to my photos so I thought I’d share with you how I add them in this blog post. Recently, I’ve been LOVING editing my photos, I honesly think it’s one of my favourite parts of blogging. You can get so many cool apps and there are countless YouTube tutorials on how to edit photos in different ways:you can really get creative. I’ve seen quite a lot of people advertising using Adobe Photoshop to add sparkles to photos, but I actually just use an app. Although it probably doesn’t as professional, it is completely free to use and literally takes 5 minutes to do. That being said, here is a step-by-step guide to how I edit sparkles into my pictures. Enjoy!

Step 1 – Download PicsArt

This is the app I use to add sparkles to my picures. It’s completely free and I just downloaded it from the app store.img_8302

Step 2 – Click On The Brush Tool

This is where you can start adding all the sparkles.img_8297

Step 3 – Add The Big Sparkles To Your photo

I added these along the bottom but you can play about with how you place them. I also increased the opacity and size slightly.img_8298

Step 4 – Add The ‘Blurred Lights’ To Your Photo

I have no idea how to describe this next effect but I just call them the ‘blurred lights’. I like the add these in the corners of my photo.img_8299

Step 5 – Zoom In and Add Smaller Sparkles

I always like to zoom into my photo a bit and add smaller details and sparkles to where there are fairy lights. img_8300

Step 6 – Play Around With The Rest of The Brush Effects

I then play around with a few fo the other brush tools until I’m happy with the finished results. I then save the photo and I’m ready to upload on Instagram!img_8301


Rebecca Rose x

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  • Reply
    March 24, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Such a cute photo! I love this editing, will definitely have go try it out ✨ x

    • Reply
      March 24, 2019 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much! It’s so fun to edit sparkles into photos x

  • Reply
    March 25, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    needed this! that pic is one of my faves of yours from your gram so it was lovely to see the behind the scenes! x

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