How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Photoshop CS5

Create the next shape.

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Draw another shape as shown using Pen Tool (P).

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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, select Gradient Overlay.

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Let’s add another shape on our background.

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Use Pen Tool (P) to draw the next shape as shown.

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Draw again a shape.

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Draw another shape again.

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create one more shape as shown, using Pen Tool (P).

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

The gradient’s settings are the same with the previous example:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Draw the next shape.

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Draw one more shape on the top of the canvas.

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Finaly draw the last shape using Pen Tool (P).

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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 design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next decoration on our Christmas background:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer, select Hard Round brush of white color, set Opacity to 20% in Options bar).

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to add many circles of different diameter.

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

Next we’ll represent a ellipse, using the Ellipse Tool (U).

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass 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, select Stroke.

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to design an abstract Christmas illustration with colorful shapes and glass baubles in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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