Christmas Wallpaper

Hello, today the topic of our tutorial will be the holidays that are coming very soon. So enjoy the process thinking about Christmas time.

We will do a lot of experiments with the brushes.

Let’s begin. Create a new document with these dimensions.

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Fill the background with some color, then create a new layer for other color or gradient.

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I chose this gradient:

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Set the mode to linear light. You should get this beautiful green color.

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I really like these Photoshop Polar Coordinates. Filter, even if it basically has no options. Good for background.

Use Filters>Distort>Polar Coordinates.

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Good!

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I really like to change the composition.
So just transform this layer and Flip it.

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You are actually having all layers to play with but only horizontally. See?

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Now flip the layer creating some kind of recognizable tree silhouette.

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Now you’ll se how is very convenient to have this on the separate layer. Create a copy of this layer. Bring the fill to 70%-79%.

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See these cool waves in the center; I’ve dragged the layer horizontally.
Now create anew layer mask that reveals all (the effects on white).

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And there we go.
It gives a certain effect that those lines stay on background.

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Now select the foreground green to set the basic shape to paint on. I will use color range.

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A little more:

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IF you do complex selection or work paths it is better to save them, just in case.

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Now further the selection and begin to paint.

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I will use a lot of brushes here.

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Different brushes give different effects and edges ass well. You got to know with what brush what to paint.

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Changing the spacing.

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I’ve just found the brush I want.
So if you like just continue painting with this brushes, I would like to use this one.
I’ve erased all as you can see.

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I think it gives a very good effect.

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Blur the edges.

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Blur settings.

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Yea, something like this!

Now create another layer and begin to add details to our Christmas tree.

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Make them glow.

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And some contours with basic 1px brush.

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Here we have it.

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Now let’s practice a little bit with new Alpha channels that are basically like masks.

Switch to channel box and tap on create a new layer icon in the bottom of the screen.
If you are now in channel box PS will create a new Alpha channel.

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Use gradient:

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Fill this are with black. Don’t worry it will not affect your painting.

Switch again to layer box. And load the selection.

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Chose Alpha 1.

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And here we have it. See the Alphas act like masks and gradient overlay just defines the edges and further color of effect blending.

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Further a lot.

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And overlay with gradient.

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Do it several times. See how the right section just fades out. Thanks to Alpha channels you can reach this effect.

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 Some notes and here we have it.



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