Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

In this tutorial we will create a New Year card for your desktop.

one.
Create a new document Ctrl + N (File> New) with dimensions 1280×1024 and resolution of 72 pixels. (if the card will be printed, set the sizes necessary for printing)
Now take the Rectangle Tool (U)
tool settings (white)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Rectangle select the entire sheet.

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Click on the resulting layer 2 times to bring up the Layer Style window.
In the window that appears, select Gradient overlay (Blending Options> Gradient Overlay) and set these parameters:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Click on the gradient bar and in the window that appears, set such parameters.
(To add another slider, just click in the right place and it will appear, and to change the color, click on the slider twice.)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

You can do something like this:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

2 Draw a snow hill.

Grab the pen tool (tool settings)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

and draw just such a figure:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Set the following layer style parameters:
Internal glow (Blending Options> Inner Glow)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Gradient overlay (Blending Options> Gradient Overlay)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Gradient Parameters:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

It should turn out like this:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

* if the result is different, and this may depend on what you have drawn the shape of the hill, try changing the angle, move the Scale slider. *

3
Grab the Freehand tool Draw a Christmas card with a snowman (Custom Shape Tool (U)), select Tree there.
If it is not in the set, then you can add, set the color003274, Please note that the style is crossed out.

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

draw one spruce.

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Copy the resulting layer several times (Ctrl + J). then apply to each layer Free transformation (Ctrl + T) to change the size and location of the Trees.
Also change the color of the trees on each layer by clicking on the Color icon in the tool settings (at the top)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Select the snowflakes in the “Arbitrary shapes”

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Color set to white, and draw a lot of snowflakes of different shapes,
approximately as in the picture:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

four.
We continue to draw snow hills. Take the Pen Tool (P), the tool settings are the same as in the first case, and set the color #A7FEF6 and draw another hill.

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Set these options for the Layer Style.
Internal glow (Blending Options> Inner Glow)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

It should be like this.

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Draw another hill (Pen tool settings are the same, only White)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Layer Style Options:
Internal glow (Blending Options> Inner Glow)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Gradient overlay (Blending Options> Gradient Overlay)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Gradient Parameters

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Here’s what happens:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

* if the mound turned darkish, then just in the gradient parameters,
move the white slider to the left until you are satisfied with the result *

five.
Create a new layer, take the Brush Tool (B), low stiffness, 100 px, 20% layer opacity and draw shadows on a snowy hill:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

6
Select the Ellipse Tool Draw a Christmas card with a snowman (Ellipse Tool (U)), (the tool settings are the same, the color does not matter, pay attention to the Style was crossed out) draw an oval, the bottom of the snowman.

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Layer Style Options:
Internal glow (Blending Options> Inner Glow)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Gradient overlay (Blending Options> Gradient Overlay)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

* so that the shadow on the snow ball turns out as in the picture, being in the Layer Style window, in the Overlay gradient, move the mouse over the snow ball and move the shadow as you need. *

Gradient options:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Here’s a ball to turn out:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Make two copies of this layer (Ctrl + J) and using Free Transform (Ctrl + T) place them as in the picture:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

7
Take the Ellipse Tool (U) and draw a button:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Layer Style Options:
in blending options: By default, in Advanced settings, set the opacity of the fill to 0%

Shadow (Blending Options> Drop Shadow):

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Gradient overlay (Blending Options> Gradient Overlay)

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Gradient Parameters:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Stroke (Blending Options> Stroke):

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Gradient Parameters (In Stroke):

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Get this button here:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Make two copies of the layer, and using Free Transform,
place the buttons in the right place, changing their slope and size.

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

eight. Using the tool “Ellipse” draw a nose to a snowman:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Layer Style Options:
Fill opacity 0%

Inner shadow (Blending Options> Inner Shadow):

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Gradient overlay (Blending Options> Gradient Overlay):

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Gradient options:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Result:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

9. Create a new layer, take the Brush Tool (B) and draw a snowman with his eyes and mouth.

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

ten. Take the Line Tool (U), select the thickness 4px., Color is black. Draw a hand to a snowman.

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Holding down the Ctrl key, select the three layers on your hand and press Ctrl + E. Duplicate the resulting layer (Ctrl + J). With the help of a free transformation “flip horizontally” and reduce in size, place your hand as in the picture, erase any excess with an eraser.

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

Well, here is the final result:

Draw a Christmas card with a snowman

I would have drawn a shadow from a snowman.

Transfer: Semina Irina.

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