Sparkles are used to add spark to Diamonds, rings, and other jewelry items as well as many other objects like cars to enhance the beauty of each item.
You can also watch the detailed video tutorial to learn how to make sparkles in Illustrator. You will learn the detailed procedure so that you don’t miss out on any step..
If you are working with any brand or company and designing their banners or product in Illustrator, then you must add sparkles to increase the interest in the design.
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- How to Make a Star in Illustrator
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If you are new or don’t have an idea to make sparkles in Illustrator, then you are in the right place. In this tutorial, you will learn all steps to make a sparkle in Adobe Illustrator.
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How to Make Sparkles in Illustrator (Quick & Easy)
You can make sparkle by creating a circle and then go to Effect > Distort & Transform > Pucker & bloat. Set the Pucker to -72. Copy and then paste it oppositely on the first sparkle. Select: both go to Effect, add outer glow, and you are done.
Step 1: Start making sparkles by using a Circle. So you can make a circle by using Ellipse Tool. Go to the left toolbar and select Ellipse Tool under the Rectangle Tool. You can also use Ellipse Tool by shortcut key L.
Step 2: Press & hold the Shift key to draw a circle.
Here is the circle that we have made using Ellipse Tool by filling the black fill color in it.
Fill in any color from Properties > Appearance > Fill.
Here is the circle after filling a color inside it.
Step 3: Now select the circle to apply some effects to convert it to a sparkle. Grab the Selection Tool from the left toolbar or press V from the keyboard and then select the circle.
Step 4: After selecting the circle, go to Effect > Distort & Transform & Pucker & Bloat.
Pucker & Bloat panel will appear.
Step 5: Set the Pucker to -72.
Here is the circle that turned to sparkle after reducing pucker value.
Step 6: Now we will add some more sparkle with this to make it look like a real sparkle. Select Sparkle and then copy it by Edit > Copy or press Ctrl+C to copy.
Step 7: Paste it by Edit > Paste in Place or Shift+Ctrl+V.
The shape will be placed on the first one.
Step 8: Select it using the Selection Tool.
12-12a-12b-Step 9: Rotate it by using the pointer.
Step 10: Press & hold Shift + Alt and then click and drag from a corner to the inside of the shape to make it small.
Here is the look of the shape. Your sparkle shape should also look like this at this stage.
You can also change its color at this stage if you want to sparkle in white or any color.
Step 11: Select both shapes by using Selection Tool.
Step 12: Go to Effect > Stylize > Outer Glow.
Outer Glow panel will appear.
Step 13: Set the Opacity to 80% and Blur to 12px and click OK.
Note: If you are making sparkle in any other color, make sure to select an outer glow of the same color from the Outer Glow panel.
Here is the sparkle look after setting the outer glow. If you have followed the right steps, then the sparkle you made should also look like this.
You can also create a sparkle by filling it with white color and then applying the glow of white color as well.
You have learned to make sparkles in Adobe Illustrator.
In this tutorial, you have learned to make sparkles in Adobe Illustrator. You can also save it or make a brush to use for multiple projects in your upcoming days.
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If you have any questions related to making sparkles in Adobe Illustrator.
How to make a Rounded Star in Illustrator
Draw star using Star Tool that is under the Rectangle Tool. Select the star using the Direct Selection Tool. Little circles will appear with every anchor. Click on any circle and then drag it to the inside of the shape to make it round. All corners of the star will be rounded and a rounded star is made.
Watch this tutorial to learn how to make a rounded star in Illustrator.
How to Make a Starburst in Illustrator
Select the Star tool that is under the Rectangle Tool. Click and drag on the artboard to draw a star and then without leaving the click, press the Up arrow from the keyboard to increase the points of the star. Stop when you get enough pointed ends for a Starburst.
Or click on the artboard once, when you have selected Star Tool. A Star panel will appear. Add 40 points and click OK. A starburst is made or drawn on the artboard.
You can also watch the below video to learn how to make a starburst in Illustrator.
All Done! Enjoy.