Creating a Sparkling Diamond Texture

Make a new layer, 1000x1000 pixels, black background

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With the type tool, write whatever you want. I used Arial Black, 120 pixels. Now go to the layers palette and right click on the type layer and rasterize it.

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Now CTRL+Click on the newly rasterized layer to bring up the selection.Go to Filter>Render>Clouds Your image should look like this:

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Now go to Filter>Distort>Glass and use these settings: Distortion:20, Smoothness:1, Texture: Tiny Lens, Scaling: 50-70%. Here is what it should like:

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Now duplicate the layer and put it in the "Color dodge" mode. This is the output:

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Now grab the brush tool and choose the "Starburst small" brush type (You'll find it in the assorted brushes in Photoshop).

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Be sure to have the Foreground white and start painting with the brush the little sparkles you need on a new layer. You're done.

Creating a Sparkling Diamond Texture

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