Christmas ornaments lights balls

In today’s quick tip tutorial, I will show you how to create a nice christmas card with ornamented New Year’s toys using Adobe Photoshop CS4 techniques. Let’s get started.

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Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

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. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with #320000 color the new background layer.

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Choose the Pen Tool (P), set the drawing mode on Shape Layers in Options bar and draw the next wavy shape as shown.

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

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

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

Add Outer Glow:

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

Also apply Gradient Overlay:

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
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.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

You’ll get the next result:

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

On the next step we’ll create another wavy shape using Pen Tool (P), like it is demonstrated below. Place this layer under the first one in Layers panel. Apply the same Layer Styles for this layer as we did with the first shape. You can make a right-click on the first shape’s layer in Layers panel and select Copy Layer Style, then right-click on the last created layer and select Paste Layer Style.

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

… draw another shape using Pen Tool (P) and apple the same Layer Styles.

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

Select now a Soft Round brush from Brush Tool (B):

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

… and represent several dots of different sizes as shown:

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

Represent another wavy shape using Pen Tool (P), like the next picture shows it:

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

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

Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Add Inner Glow:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4

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