The Santa Claus Wallpaper

November 27th, 2007 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Drawing Techniques

   

Learn how to create nice wallpaper with Santa Claus.

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Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Let’s begin by creating a new file (File>New), having 800×600 px and 72 dpi.

Next step includes applying the Rectangle Tool (U) for representing the background of the picture we want to have finally.

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters may be set out by clicking on the layer we work with, on the layers’ panel:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), it’s possible to represent the primary layer, reserved for the Santa’s portrait’s frame.

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the last made layer and select Free Transform option to make the copy smaller, applying for it the next demonstrated parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make another copy of the same layer and choose the Free Transform option to make the copy smaller again applying for its layer the next parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3 Gradient’s parameters:

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll try to draw the Santa’s head. For the beginning we have to represent his face, choosing the Ellipse Tool (U).

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Next step we’ll try to draw Santa’s moustache, selecting previously the Ellipse Tool (U) which is helpful when representing the first elements and then press Alt button to move off the unnecessary parts. Insert one more point on the already made picture with the Add Anchor Point Tool. The Convert Point Tool is helpful when making the necessary corrections on the element’s shape.

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the last made layer and select again Free Transform option to turn over the copy, making it look exactly like below. Place the copy’s layer lower than the previous one (on the layers’ panel).

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Next try to draw Santa’s eyes, taking the Ellipse Tool (U) for this operation and making for the beginning the eye’s basis of black color. Press Alt button when applying the same instrument to erase the unnecessary elements of the eyes.

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the last made layer and place the copy as it is done on the next image:

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Using the same Ellipse Tool (U), it’s possible to draw on this stage the character’s nose:

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Next try to make several highlights of white color on the character’s nose, applying the Ellipse Tool (U) too.

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Using the previous applied instrument, pass to representing Santa’s eyebrow of white color too, as the moustache is.

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the last made layer and select after that the Free Transform option to turn over the copy and place it the way indicated on the next picture:

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Both layers containing the eyebrows have the same layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

It’s time to insert on the picture Santa’s hat, applying in this case the Pen Tool (P) and the color #E92225. The Convert Point Tool will be helpful in making appropriate corrections on the element’s shape. Place this layer lower than Santa’s face (on the layers’ panel).

Create The Santa Claus Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

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  • Erika

    28/11/2009

    when I use the instructions above and even play around trying to figure out another way, I cannot seem to get the item to delete during the first steps of making his mustache. Any guidance? It just won’t delete. I can use the marquee tool to delete, but that doesn’t allow me to add an anchor point and manipulate the shape I want to delete. Any suggestions?

  • mae

    29/10/2010

    ah ok so weird

  • 9633a

    07/12/2010

    Thank you for the tutorial, look good!

  • Meowzers

    16/12/2010

    This is a great tutorial!

  • DA' BEAST

    20/12/2011

    This makes me wanna kill Santa for being so hard to draw

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