Christmas ornament balls

November 6th, 2008 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing

   

In just a few simple steps, we will learn how to create nice ornaments for Christmas themed graphics and designs.

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Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3
For the beginning create a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Select after that the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and give the new file the color #7EC21D

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Next select the Rectangle Tool (U) and represent several vertical lines that will form the wallpapers. The color’s code is #008C7F

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Next choose the Custom Shape Tool (U) and pick up a fir tree’s figure:

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Place them on the basic picture by copying them firstly (Ctrl+J) as it is represented below, selecting the color of the lines.

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Place them also on the lines, choosing the color of the background this way getting the wallpapers we want:

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Next take the Ellipse Tool (U) and draw three circles of the same sizes, later becoming nice fir tree’s balls:

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Set the next Blending Options>Drop Shadow for the very top circle by making a mouse click on its layer on the layers’ panel:

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Follow all the settings from below:

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

We’ve got finally a ball:

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Do the same operations with those two circles too, but change their gradients. The rest of the settings are the same with the first one:

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

You should get the same thing from below:

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

Create Christmas ornament balls in Photoshop CS3

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  • WendyLee

    11/12/2009

    Hello!

    I’m trying to make the circles look like the ones you’ve made but mine seem to look all flat and the dark shadow on your circles are on one side but mine is all over. And I’ve followed the steps three times now! Nothing happens….

  • Kat

    20/12/2009

    WendyLee:
    I didn’t make this tutorial, but I think i can help you. It sounds like your drop shadows are at different angles. The easiest way to fix this is to pick the ornament you like best and duplicate that layer so that you have three ornaments that look exactly the same. You can change the color by going into Blending Options>Gradient Overlay. Change nothing but the color and all of your ornaments should be the same.

  • Line

    01/11/2010

    I’ve had the same problem, but I forgot to select the Reverse option in Gradient Overlay

  • DAMIAN LAURSEN

    17/01/2013

    THIS IS A PRETTY HARD TUTORIAL IF YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING