How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Photoshop CS5

November 17th, 2010 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing, Text Effects

   

In this quick and easy graphic design tutorial, I will show you the steps I took to create a New Year 2011 colorful card using simple techniques from Adobe Photoshop CS5. Let’s get started!

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How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1920px by 1200px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with #8D1342 color the new background layer.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush from Brush Tool (B). Set Foreground color to #A52E8C.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to paint the bottom part of the canvas as shown.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

On the next new layer we’ll paint very accurately on the left side with the color #3AAACE (set brush’s Opacity to 30% in Options bar).

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create the next new layer, select the Gradient Tool (G) and open the Gradient Editor from Options Bar. Set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Apply the gradient from the top to down.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Choose for this layer the next filter: Filter>Pixelate>Color Halftone.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Press CTRL+I to Inverse the color.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Next we’ll use the Magic Eraser Tool (E) to delete the black color from our layer, click on the black color between the points to delete it.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush of white color.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to represent two highlights as shown.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Let’s create one more new layer and use here the brush mentioned above to draw a highlight of the color #FF00C0 (set Opacity to 20% in Options bar).

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Set the Blending mode for this layer to Linear Light.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

On the next new layer we’ll use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill it with black color.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Paint in the mask using this brush to hide the black color on the central part of the canvas the same way from below.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Click the Horizontal Type tool (T). Select a font, size and color in the Character panel (I have used VAG Rounded font or if you prefer, you can substitute similar font of your own).

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Click in the canvas and type New Year 2011. Press Enter to apply the text. Type each number in a separate layers.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

For layer containing number ’2′ click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Add Gradient Overlay:

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Settings for Stroke:

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Select File type – Gradient and 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.

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create a New Year 2011 colorful card in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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  • Bee

    17/11/2010

    Thanks u…

  • Amr Boghdady

    20/11/2010

    Great way to welcome the new year :D
    Awesome tutorial, thanks !

  • Another Brick In The Wall

    21/11/2010

    I tried to do this on some other txt and it came out really nice tnx ^^

  • Cierra

    23/11/2010

    Can Somebody Put A Tutorial On How To Make The DC Universe and Mortal Kombat Symbols ? Please and Thank You .

  • Damian

    24/11/2010

    I realy like the colors U used on this one. Nice tut!

  • Debkumar Karmakar,Asansol

    25/11/2010

    what a tutorials!

  • Endwhat

    26/11/2010

    Best tutorial i’ve ever seen! AWESOME! :D

  • uroosa

    29/11/2010

    Amazing thnks for sharing

  • white

    30/11/2010

    useful tut,i will try it later.

  • Creative Web Design

    09/12/2010

    Great tutorial – really love the way you’ve used the different gradients on the strokes to get the various highlights. Thanks for sharing.

  • Matheus Mendes

    10/12/2010

    Muito bom esse tutorial, eu fiz axei d+ parabens

  • Choo

    20/12/2010

    Fantastic tutorial and easy to follow! 10/10!

  • Yanika Zerafa

    21/12/2010

    Thank you…made me realize there are loads of things I still don’t know in photoshop.

  • mary

    22/12/2010

    2011 photo shop text effects very very super

  • Pantz

    22/12/2010

    Loved this tutorial.
    However, the ‘pixelated’ filter layer did not come out right after all was said and done. It was too dark.
    I had to go back and change the Blending Option to ‘Linear Light’

    After doing that, I had to redo the black-filled layer. the one with the layer’s mask.

  • Ebony

    23/12/2010

    Instead of using the eraser tool, you can just use the magic wand tool to erase the black.

  • Jay Srivastava

    25/12/2010

    Very Nice and informative tutorial, Had fun doin this one !

    Thanks.

  • Hamid

    03/01/2011

    nice color works!

    Thank you

  • patrick

    05/01/2011

    your gradient step – you’ve forgotten to give the full step. the color does not match mine.
    if you follow this step correctly, then the gradient should show up as blue as in the previous step (the color you used to color the side of the card)
    but your gradient shows as gray to white then back to slightly gray again on the bottom.

    can you clarify please?

  • Gippy Grewal

    09/01/2011

    This Is Just Small Tricks Come And See…..

  • Majid

    16/02/2011

    You helped me a lot.
    Thank you and God bless you.

  • Samphos

    23/02/2011

    It’s look like good !!

    Thanks for your tutorials

  • lorena

    21/03/2011

    this looks cool too bad i coudent do it !!!

  • tariqameen

    15/11/2011

    amazing thanks 4 this

  • Rupesh

    27/02/2012

    I really Enjoyed this tutorial, Great!!!!

  • Alexx G.

    21/11/2012

    Thanks a bunch!

  • rose

    23/07/2013

    Awesome!!!!!! Thanks :) :D

  • esha

    23/07/2013

    Thanks a bunch :D :) It looks cool