We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration

November 26th, 2007 by ART-D Posted in Uncategorized

   

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), represent the next layer of the fir tree, having the color this time #111D13

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll pass to representing the trees’ trunk, colored with #24110E. For creating this element, we’ll use the Rectangle Tool (U). Place this layer lower than all the layers belonging to the fir tree (on the layers’ panel).

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3 For our convenience, we should combine in a group all the layers composing the fir tree (press Ctrl button to mark the corresponding layers and hold on left mouse’s button while moving these layers on Create a new group selection). Make six copies of this group and select the Free Transform option to change the copies’ sizes, if necessary, and their placement.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Now we’ll make the shadow under the fir tree, using the Ellipse Tool (U). After that we’ll select the Delete Anchior Point Tool to erase one of the ellipse’s tops. Make the necessary corrections on the element, by choosing the Convert Point Tool.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: 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 three copies of the layer, containing the fir tree’s shadow and select after that the Free Transform option to place the copies under marked trees from below. The layers with the shadows should be placed lower than the layers, composing the demonstrated trees (on the layers’ panel).

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Next apply the Pen Tool (P) for representing a very long shadow, coming under the tree. Its shape may be corrected, as usually, with the Convert Point Tool. Place this layer lower than the fir tree’s layers, the shadow belongs to.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: 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 recently made layer, containing the long shadow. Select Free Transform option to make the changes on the copies’ sizes, placing them out the way shown below. Place the layers with the shadows lower than the fir trees’ layers, the shadows are situated under.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Apply the next parameters for the shadow’s copy, marked below:

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Opacity 50%

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3Using the Ellipse Tool (U), it’s possible to introduce in the picture the falling snow of white color.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Fill 20%

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Make a lot of copies of the last made layer and select the Free Transform option to change the elements’ sizes and their placement on the picture.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Using the same instrument, try to make several white patches inside the falling snow.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Apply now the Custom Shape Tool (U) to represent several white snowflakes of different sizes.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

All the snowflakes have the parameter, indicated below: Fill 50%

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

Write now the inscription, containing the holiday congratulation.

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

We wish you a Merry Christmas illustration in Photoshop CS3

The picture is finished!

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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