Draw Merry Christmas Illustration

In our detailed tutorial you will learn how to draw an excellent illustration.

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Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3
Start by creating a new file (File>New), having 800×300 and 100 dpi.

Apply now the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent the background of the picture to be next:

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Set the next parameters for the layer by making a mouse click on the processed layer on the layers’ panel:
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Next we have to choose the Custom Shape Tool (U) to represent several snowflakes of different sizes and white color.

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

The snowflakes’ layers should have the next parameters indicated: Fill 50%
Blending Options>Stroke

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Try to represent now a Christmas special toy decoration, using the Ellipse Tool (U) for drawing the primary layer of the fir tree’s decoration.

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Applying the same tool, it’s possible to make three more decorations of different colors.

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

The parameter Blending Options>Outer Glow is the same for all decorations (the same with the red toy decoration)
1) The parameters for the blue ball decoration: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

2) The parameters for the yellow ball decoration: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

3) The parameters for the violet ball decoration: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Next we have to represent the top part of the fir tree’s toy decoration, selecting for this operation the Rectangle Tool (U) and correcting its shape with the Convert Point Tool.

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Outer Glow

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Draw Merry Christmas Illustration in Photoshop CS3

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