Sunday, December 26, 2010

How To Create Cool Christmas And New Year Card In Photoshop

Christmas is just a few moments away and new is also for arrival , Any every one of us are curious  to make Christmas card for their dear one .... then i have option for you why don't you go for Photo-shop to make Card .Then my team member decided to give you tutorial to for showing you  How to create a Christmas design using Photo shop.And to make that thing happen just follow simple and easy steps shown below which give you and idea .

Step 1

Create a new document. Using a Layer Style, apply a Gradient Overlay using the setting shown below.

Step 2

Using the the Line Tool, let’s create two lines as shown below. This will be our reference for the Christmas tree.

Step 3

Let’s place our Santa Claus Icon in the center of our tree. Using the Pen Tool, draw some lines as shown below using Paths instead of shape layer.

Step 4

Now, still using the Pen Tool, let’s round our lines choosing the Convert Point Tool.

Step 5

Next, create a new Layer and name it 'star path'. Now open your Brushes Palette (Window > Brushes) and select the Brush shown below. Then set it at the values shown below in the screenshots and then change the Blending Mode to Color Dodge.

Step 6

Let’s choose the Brush Tool and make sure that the brush we created is selected. To create the star tree, using the Path Selection Tool (A), Ctrl-click Stroke Path. A dialog box will appear, and in there choose Brush.

Step 7

As you can see, the stars follow the path we created and they change size, rotation, and opacity. Now let’s choose another brush, and in a new layer , let’s add some lighting effects. Select the brush shown below and paint a star over Santa’s glass.
Next, in a new layer, paint a big star at the top of the tree.

Step 8

Select the 'star path' layer and double-click the layer to open the Layer Style dialog box. Select Outer Glow as shown below, and add some glow to the stars.

Step 9

Now add some text using the Horizontal Type Tool (F) and type XMAS (or whatever word you would like to type). Double-click the layer to open the Layer Style dialog box.
Now let’s add some effects.

Step 10

To create the shadow of the text, just duplicate the text layer and flip it vertically (Edit>Transform>Flip Vertical). Move it right below the XMAS text and apply Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal All. After that, choose the Gradient Tool (G), set the colors to black and white, and fill the mask with it.

Step 11

Add the Merry text and some more icons and repeat the previous step to create reflections for all of them.

Step 12

Let’s add a bit of snow.
  • Set the colors to dark gray and black.
  • Create a new layer and go to Filter>Render>Clouds.
  • Apply some Gaussian Blur.
  • Go to Filter>Pixelate>Mezzotint
  • Add some Motion Blur
  • Change the layer's blending mode to Overlay at 30%.

Final Preview

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