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Christmas or New Year Card 11

It’s that time of the year again! Learn how to create a nice Christmas or New Year card yourself!

1. Create a new document (800*600).

2. Fill the background with #ffffff and add a gradient using the blending options. Use the following settings like shown in the screenshot below. The second screenshot should be your outcome after you’ve adjusted the blending options of this layer.

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3. Now create a new layer (layer – new layer) and use you pen tool (I hope you all know how to use it, if not, click here and follow one of those tutorials to start learning how to use the pen tool) and create something like this. Also, change your foreground color to #7f2a2d before you start.

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4. Create another new layer and use some nice brushes to create a few flowers and lines, shapes, anything you like in the middle of your design! The colors I used are #f1f29a (yellow), #ffffff (white) and #7f2a2d (dark red). I used 5 sets of brushes (set 1, set2, set3, set4, set5)… The fourth step is totally up to you! You can just randomly ad some brushes like I did or do something else… Anyway, this is what I ended up with!

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5. Create a new layer (layer – new layer) and use your rectangular marquee tool to select a square of 200*200px. Fill the selection with #c33b40 using your paint bucket tool.

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6. Now use your elliptical marquee tool to select a round shape above the box we’ve created in step 5 (first screenshot below)… Create another new layer and use your gradient tool with the settings seen in screenshot 2 to add a gradient to the red box from step 5! The outcome can be seen in the third screenshot below…

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7. Ofcourse we want to remove the part of the white gradient that’s not on our red box so go to the layer of the red box and use your magic wand tool to slect it! After that go to (select – inverse). Now select your gradient layer from step 6 and press delete or go to (edit – clear)…

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8. Now the time has come to add some text so go ahead and type something in the box… There are unlimited possibilities!

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9. I’ve also decided to make the red box a little more interesting… So go to the blending options of that layer and add a drop shadow and an inner glow with the following settings!

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10. And there you go, this tutorial is done and so is your wallpaper/card/… Look at the finished image below!

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There are 11 comments for this post

  1. teo says:

    didi araperia…qartvelebs gagvimarjos!:)

  2. Admin says:

    I have no idea what that means but thank you, a smilie can’t be bad!

  3. UDIS says:

    Where did you find those brushes because I can’t to that tutorial without those brushes, thanks

  4. Admin says:

    Check step 4! They are all there…

  5. projektleiterin says:

    I think your tutorials in general are awesome (I can follow them without major problems, which you can not always say about others, the only thing I don’t like so much is that you have to click on thumbnails first, that slows me down) and your designs are aesthetically very pleasing. I’m kind of surprised that there are so few commenters.

  6. Admin says:

    Hello, I haven’t changed the default thumbnail size when I started using wordpress and that’s why they are this small…

    kindest regards and thank you for the comment!

  7. Hundoc says:

    Wow! Great tutorial.
    Thank you very much! :)

  8. Stone says:

    Great tut, thanks! and this is my experience :

    :)

  9. Charity Christmas Cards says:

    Great tutorial, full of useful advice. I will certainly be using this when I email my Christmas cards this year.

  10. Dom says:

    Thanks not only for the tutorial but also for the link to those wonderful brushes! Will definitely give a try and save the page on my computer!

  11. Tatjana Dimitrijevic says:

    Thank you. It is helpful for me.
    Marry Christmats and Happy New Year!

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