We wish you a Merry Christmas

Design a cool Christmas wallpaper from scratch. A Well explained & Easy to follow Tutorial!

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Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
Create a new file (File>New) that would have 600×800 px and 72 dpi.

Take the Rectangle Tool (U) and represent the background of the picture we want to get on the final stage.

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

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

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Using the Pen Tool (P), try to make now a snow hillock of white color which shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Glow

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Applying the previous instrument, it’s possible to picture two more snow hillocks, having the same parameters:

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Select the Ellipse Tool (U) for drawing the primary layer of a snowman of white color, which shapes may be corrected with the already known Convert Point Tool.

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters are the same with those of the snow hillocks. Blending Options>Inner Glow

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Using the Pen Tool (P) and the Convert Point Tool for appropriate corrections, try to draw now the snowman’s jacket, having the color #0F4C54

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Set the next parameters for the last made layer: Blending Options>Inner Glow

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

It’s time to insert the button on the drawn jacket, applying the Ellipse Tool (U). Firstly we need to represent the button itself and then, pressing Alt button while using the same instrument, we have to make four cuttings on the button, as it is represented below:

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Drop Shadow

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Select the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent the snowman’s head of white color too.

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Inner Glow

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3 Using the last applied instrument, on this stage we’ll draw the snowman’s eye:

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create We wish you a Merry Christmas Wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

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