We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration

November 26th, 2007 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Drawing Techniques

   

In this tutorial we will learn how to made an illustration for Merry Christmas.

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We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3
Start by creating a new file (File>New) with 1925×1218 and 200 dpi.

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), represent the background of the picture that we ant to get finally.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters may be set by clicking on the processed layer on the layers’ panel:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Using the Pen Tool (P), try to represent a snow hillock, which shape is possible to change with the Convert Point Tool.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Inner Glow

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Make two copies of the last made layer and choose Free Transform option to make the necessary changes on the copies’ sizes and their placement on the picture:

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3 Using the same instruments, Pen Tool (P) and Convert Point Tool, try to represent another snow hillock.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Inner Glow

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll make another snow hillock, applying the already known instruments: Pen Tool (P) and Convert Point Tool, for making the corresponding corrections on the element’s shape.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Inner Shadow

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Inner Glow

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Bevel and Emboss

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Using the earlier described method, try to make the next element, representing also a snow hillock.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Shadow

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Inner Glow

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

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  • PHOTOSHOP FAN

    09/11/2009

    without the text is perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Write an embossed text in the snow or something!!!

    Thanks for the tutorial

  • Axebitten

    02/12/2009

    Amazin work! I love it! Thanks a lot!

  • Michael

    09/12/2009

    Nice tut and excellent detail!

  • anikuts

    17/12/2009

    i now know!

    before i was wondering where/how in the world these kind of images are made..

  • iş makinaları

    27/01/2010

    this information most important for me.
    thanks…

  • Al Kamal Md. Razib

    13/06/2010

    Nice ! Thank you so much !

  • Eric

    14/12/2010

    Here’s my interpretation of this:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v313/sk8erek/ChristmasSale2010finalemail2.jpg

    Thanks for the tutorial!

  • Baby Photography Berkshire

    20/12/2010

    I love this, I shall try to do soemthing similar tonightl, thanks for the post!

  • Kevin

    21/11/2011

    WOW, just awesome !

    Thanks for the tut

  • Marko

    11/12/2011

    Like it, very well done! ;)

  • rose

    16/12/2011

    thanks! really nice shading on the snow hills. perfect for our company exmas card.

  • Kaare Nilsen

    03/11/2012

    Something must be missing here! Using the pen tool making a path or whatever it is called and then trying to fill it with gradient as it is explained here, does not work at all. No colour is filled into those shapes. I spent two hours trying to figure it out, waste of time. It is not the first or last time I come across tutorials which are incomplete in their textual explanations. Sad, because this idea would be nice to use. I guess I would see what’s missing if I was an expert Photoshop user, but then again why then would I need this tutorial?

  • Onildo

    16/11/2012

    Amazing tutorial!!!
    Excellent – Congratulation!!

    Thanks!

  • cher

    05/12/2012

    Great tutorial! I can’t wait to try it myself!

    Also @ Kaare before you pass judgment and start hating on tutorials…if you don’t understand something, just ask! Either the person who wrote it or one of the users who tried out the tutorial can help. Sometimes more seasoned PS users forget to mention something that seems simple without even realizing it!

    That being said… make a new layer, draw your moutina with the pen tool, control-click on the shape you just drew, click “make selection” you will see that your shape is selected, and finally fill with color….then m ake a gradient or whatever. Hope this helps.

  • amal

    07/12/2012

    awesome tut..thank you so much..

  • Zannat

    05/03/2013

    Awesome tutorial thanks to share

  • Raph

    22/03/2013

    @ Kaare Nilsen

    Select your pen-tool
    then, at the top of your screen, underneath the ‘edit’ button you can either select ‘Path’ or ‘Shape layer’

    Click on ‘Shape layer’ and it will work out just fine!

    Best Regards

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