Christmas Balls

November 5th, 2008 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing

   

In the following tutorial you will learn how to use shapes, Ellipse Tool, and Gradients in Photoshop to create greeting card with Christmas baubles. You can use these techniques and elements to create your own greeting card!

Final Image Preview

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Inspired from Vector Illustration of three Christmas Balls by Ann Triling.

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1280px by 1024px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Take now the Rectangle Tool (U) and draw a rectangle on the whole canvas.
Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay.

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next background:
Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Next represent a kind of plane on the bottom part of the background, applying the same tool.

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Set Fill to 0% for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel, select Inner Glow.

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Choose the Pen Tool (P), set the drawing mode on Shape Layers in Options bar and draw the next shape as shown.

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Set Fill to 0% for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel, select Stroke.
Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Select Fill Type – Gradient, click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next ribbon:
Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Create one more shape, applying the previous tools (Pen Tool (P)).

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Set Fill to 0% for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel, select Stroke.
Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Select Fill Type – Gradient, click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Use the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the next ellipse as shown.

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Apply Gradient Overlay

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3
We’ve got the next result:
Design Christmas balls wallpaper in Photoshop CS3

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  • Tom

    27/09/2010

    Thanks for this great tutorial on creating wall paper for Christmas Balls.

    I am a new Photoshop user and its a steep learing curve

    I was able to follow along and it is a great learning tool

    Thanks again

    Tom

  • MarzW

    24/11/2010

    I seem to be stuck on ribbon section. I am following exactly what you have shown; however, the ribbon effect is not showing up. I have tried using the pen tool differently and changing the gradient to see if anything will show up. No luck. I must be missing something, but I am not sure what. I hope you can help me understand that step so I may get it to work.

    Thank you

  • 9633a

    07/12/2010

    Thanks for your great tutorials, have time I’ll try.

  • himani parmar

    20/10/2011

    very great and interesting tutorials. i like them very much. pleas3e send me other tutorials like them. i really thankful to u.
    :)

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