How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

November 28th, 2011 by admin Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing, Text Effects

   

Today we’ve got a really nice and simple tutorial demonstrating how to create abstract Christmas card with colorful shapes using simple tools and techniques like Ellipse Tool, Brush Tool, Layer Style, etc. in Adobe Photoshop CS5. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in 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 300 pixels/inch. Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay.

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in 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 Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next background:

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

Insert the message text for greeting card. Select the Horizontal Type tool (T). Select a font, size and color in the Character panel.

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

Click in the canvas and type ’2012′. Press Enter to apply the text.

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

Hold CTRL button and click on digits’ layer in Layers panel to get the next selection:

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

Return to background’s layer (make sure it’s active), insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers paneland then press CTRL+I to inverse the color. Click the eye icon next to the digits’ layer to hide its content in the document window.

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

Now we have to decorate the digits, representing in this case the small circles of different colors. Their layer will be situated under the background’s one. Use the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the first ellipse.

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

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

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in 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 Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

Continue drawing the next ellipse:

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

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

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in 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 Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

Draw another shape:

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

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

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in 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 Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

Draw one more ellipse:

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

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

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in 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 Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Happy New Year 2012 Colorful Greeting Card in Photoshop CS5

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  • Sion

    01/12/2011

    you need more information in your steps. Specifically step one

  • Tirath

    03/12/2011

    Awesome tutorial
    you guys are sooooooo much Creative
    I visit your site.your site is full of this kind of Creative works Photoshop tutorials.you make Photoshop more interesting
    your site is one of the Best Photoshop Creative Design tutorials.I am a big friend of your tutorials. I always inspired by your works. keep up good works
    God Bless you :D

  • thanks

    21/12/2011

    I’m so thankful to have found your website for photoshop. you know some of the tutorials are just so average and teach you only cliché designs, but yours are simply beautiful. thank you very much for your tutorials once again.

  • Athulraj

    22/12/2011

    Thanks for giving the tutorial. it so beautiful.

  • Nirav Dave

    26/12/2011

    Awesome tutorial
    Thanks so much for sharing it
    keep up good work

  • Rishi

    26/12/2011

    Bro tell me which brush or tool are you using to crop the ellipse that you make.!?

  • el Audio Media

    24/01/2012

    Beautiful tutorial. This site always inspires me.

  • Ifham khan

    03/05/2012

    A step by step guide to add the text effect. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

  • prasanna kumar.g

    18/06/2012

    excellent tutorial i never seen. thank’s a lot.

  • shahid azmi

    27/06/2012

    thanks for undestanding step by step

  • matiur rahman

    18/07/2012

    I think it’s an excellent tutorial site.

  • MAKHDOOM IRTAZA

    20/11/2012

    NICE GUIDE BUT U NEED TO ADD MORE STEPS

  • Bert

    22/11/2012

    awesome tutorial
    Thanks so much for sharing it

  • David

    30/11/2012

    Hi.. first of all i want to thanks for your tutorials. Please add some more details in all the steps for the beginners to understand easily. its should be clear enough to understand quickly. Anyways thank you once again for you tutorials and creative works as well. :)

  • darling

    03/12/2013

    I wish you will add a little detail on each of the steps because I do really like your designs it’s so simply creative but I got confused sometimes because I am just a newbie with this software… although I have a basic knowledge about photoshop I still got confused with some of the steps in tutorial…additional info or more elaborated steps will be highly appreciated… thanks..and keep it up…looking forward for more exciting simply creative design….

  • deepika shenoy

    02/01/2014

    Its good but I wish there would be more details and designs in each step. Anyways thanks but I think you can do it better