How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

December 4th, 2012 by admin Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Designing, Drawing Techniques

   

In today’s quick tip tutorial, I will show you how to create elegant Christmas card for your friends using Adobe Photoshop CS6 techniques. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS6 with the size 1000px by 1000px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch.
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay.

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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 Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

We’ve got the next background:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Select now the Ellipse Tool (U) and draw a small circle of white color.

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Set Fill to 28% for the circle’s layer.

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Now we’ll make many copies of the last made circle’s layer and select the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to change the copies’ sizes placing them as below it is represented:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Using the same tool, we may insert three more circles with the next indicated Fill values:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Add two more small circles, change the Fill value and Blending Mode on an earlier made circle:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Combine in a group all the layers containing the circles (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).
Set Fill to 50% for the new group we’ve got.

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Let’s make a copy now of the new group and rasterize out the copy (in this case select the group in Layers panel and press CTRL+E to Merge Down). Apply on the rasterized layer the next filter: Filter > Blur > Gaussian blur:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Select again the Ellipse Tool (U) to continue drawing the circles of different colors and different Fill value, trying to get similarity with the next demonstrated picture:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Create a new layer and choose the Soft Round brush.

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

 

Use this brush to paint above the circles’ surface. The brush’s color is #FFE8A3, on the bottom (brush Opacity – 60%), on the top (brush Opacity – 30%)

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Take the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent Christmas ball, draw the next circle as shown:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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 Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Add Drop Shadow:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

We’ve got the next ball:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

Now we have to represent the ball’s support element, applying the Rectangle Tool (U) draw the next rectangle. Place the layer under the ball’s one.

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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 Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

We’ve got the next result:

How to create Elegant Greeting Card with Stylish Christmas Ball hanging on Red Background in Adobe Photoshop CS6

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  • Arka Planlar

    09/01/2013

    Wooaww!! amazing tutorials.. It’s a wonderful work.

  • Gazi Farid

    22/03/2013

    best, it’s easy tutorial but more useful for every people.