How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Photoshop CS5

As we did before insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Mechanical brush of black color (set Opacity to 15% in Options bar). Paint in the mask to hide the highlight’s edges.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Now we have to create the bauble’s support. In this case we’ll use the Rectangle Tool (U) to represent a rectangle and then choose the Add Anchor Point Tool to add 2 anchor points on the top and the bottom part of the rectangle. The shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Apply Gradient Overlay.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles 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 stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Now we’ll represent the ring for the bauble’s support, use the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the next ellipse. Place the layer under the layer containing the bauble’s support.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Take the Line Tool (U), set Weight to 3px in Options bar and draw the thread for the bauble.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles 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 stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Now we have to represent the glowing on the bauble’s top and bottom parts. Create a new layer and select Soft Round brush of white color from Brush Tool (B). Set Opacity to 15% in Options bar.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Add some brushstrokes as shown.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 70% for this layer. As it was describes before, insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Mechanical brush of black color (set Opacity to 10% in Options bar). Paint in the mask to hide the edges of the glow.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Combine in a group all the layers composing the Christmas bauble (press CTRL button to select the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button while dragging the selected layers on Create a new group icon from bottom part of the Layers panel). Make a copy of the group and Merge Down into a single layer by pressing Ctrl+E. Using the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command, change the placement and the sizes as it is shown on the picture.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Make a selection on the thread, using the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M).

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Right-click inside the selection to select Layer via Copy, use Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to change the sizes of thread the as it is shown on the picture. Press Ctrl+E to Merge Down into a single layer.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Make a copy of the layer containing the bauble and choose the Free Transform (Ctr+T) command to change the copy’s sizes as it is demonstrated below:

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Now we have to insert the mask on each layer with the Christmas bauble on the right and left sides. Insert the mask on the layers 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 stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Paint in the masks using this brush to hide the Christmas baubles’ glowing.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Click Create new fill or adjustment layer from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown to make a little color corrections.

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create stylized greeting card with Christmas baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

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