Draw Christmas wallpaper with a funny rabbit in Photoshop

Not far off is the new 2011, the year of the rabbit in the Eastern calendar. And it’s time to get ready for the holiday!

In this lesson we will learn how to create a festive wallpaper for your desktop with this funny animal. Ideas, gleaned in this lesson, will be useful to you to create holiday cards and collages.

To do the job you will need:

Open our Adobe Photoshop and create a new layer (Cntr + N)

Open our photo source chestnut bunny 5, we need it for the contour of our rabbit. Above it, create a new layer, take the tool “Pencil“(Pencil) softness 20%, 3px with color as on the screen:

And outline the contour of our animal. In general, all your manipulations are best done on new layers. In this case, if something does not go – it is easy to remove, and if it was possible, then the layers can always be merged together.

Since our rabbit will be white, as befits a fabulous rabbit, fill the entire circuit with pure white. What would be smoother and faster to do this, you can take the tool “Magnetic Lasso“(Magnetic Lasso) and, selecting the entire outline, use the tool”Fill(Paint Bucket).

For the convenience of working with white color, create a black fill layer under the rabbit layer, it will help us see shades of white when working with rabbit hair.

On a separate layer, create a palette of those colors that you will use and always keep it “in front of your nose” of work. In the drawing of fur, you will constantly “jump” from color to color and this palette will not let you go in an unplanned color.

We take my favorite hair brush set, we take the brightest color in your palette and draw the base of our wool, clearly observing the natural growth of hairs. For this, do not forget to look into the photo source.

For convenience, I marked the colors used from ascending from dark to light. Having created a base of wool, we begin to texture it and give volumes to our rabbit. We start always with the darkest.

Behind, where on a rabbit there are naturally “feathers”, brush strokes are made longer.

Wool transitions must be softened with a tool “Finger (Smudge) with the same brushes that painted this area of ​​wool.

To accentuate the shadow areas, we also use the tool with working brushes.Dimmer (Burn).

Last we draw the head of the rabbit, again starting from the darkest areas of the animal’s head.

We are not all experts in anatomy of the rabbit’s head, therefore, we shamelessly look at our photo reference, drawing the volumes of the head.

Take the usual hard, round brush, and with her, taking the last two bright colors from the coat, draw a rabbit nose mirror.

Now we take the colors with which we will paint the nose of the rabbit: # C1A99D, # 893B2E and draw a nose with a thin brush. Next, combine the layers with the spout and the layer with the head, take a hard brush 1 pix. and instrument “Finger“(Smudge) grind so that the pink is mixed with the white back of the nose.

This is how our transition of the nozzle to wool will look like in the end.

Start drawing eyelet. Colors: # BE7765, # D0AB99. We soften the transition between the shadow side and the illuminated side “Finger (Smudge) with textured wool tassels.

The edge of the ear is softened with a tool “Blur (Blur).

Round, 1 pix. brush with medium softness, we draw such light hairs of the ear.

Getting to the feet. First draw the future shadows from the phalanges of the fingers.

Similar to the body and head of the rabbit, draws and paws. Use not only brushes with color, but also “Dimmer (Burn), “Clarifier “(Dodge),”Finger (Smudge), achieving the most realistic effect of the fluffy and soft rabbit legs.

That’s about what we should have at this stage of the lesson.

We finish our rabbit, begin to draw the eyes of the animal. White rabbits have bright red to brownish red eyes.
The eyelid is always close in color to the nose mirror # 8D4235.

We work on the volume and illumination of the century.

We soften our strokes as much as possible. The eyelid skin is uniform and smooth. The screen shows the movements that you will smooth out strokes.
We paint highlights on a separate layer, just a little smearing them “Finger (Smudge), following the rounded shape of the eye.

And such a fluffy in the end turned out with us.

Next, we “plant” a rabbit on a festive background.
Begin to create a festive background.

We take a large round soft brush and black color. Lower the transparency of the layer to 40% and draw a dark band below.

On our background will be a beautiful golden ribbon. We will create it using the tool “Rectangle (Rectangle).

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We measure off the guide on both sides of our ribbon sections, each 20 pixels wide.

Take the tool “Gradient (Gradient), linear, with parameters as in the screenshot, and, selecting the tool “Rectangular area (Rectangular Marque), fill our strip with gradient. Duplicate it and transfer it down. We get two identical edging our ribbons.

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Create a new layer above the ribbon layer. Leave it active, and on a layer with a ribbon Ctrl + left click, select it and, by a linear gradient (parameters from the screen), in the blending mode “Soft light“(Soft Light) from left to right create just such a shadow.

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Duplicate this layer, reflect it horizontally and slide it to the right corner of the ribbon. Edit-Transform-Flip Horizontally(Edit> Transform> Flip Horizontal) and get soft shadows on both sides of the ribbon.

Now we take the tool “Pen (Pen) and create just such a fantasy curve, similar to the comet’s tail.

Go to the tab “Channels”, there click on the icon belowLoad outline as selection“(Load Path as a Selection) and using brush Brush SingleStar Hiden with a size of 16, unevenly paint our figure. Remove selection.

Since our “star path” crosses the ribbon and prevents us, we take the tool “Rectangular area (Rectangular Marque), select the part that fell on the tape and press Del. Superfluous disappeared.

Apply styles to the star path layer.

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The edges of our “path” are sharp, so we soften them. In the graph with layers, click the icon for the quick mask at the bottom, we enclose a layer with the “star path” in it, take a brush from the screen, and carefully remove the sharp borders.

Similarly, create a second “star path”.

And the third. I made her like the tail of a double comet.

For now, let’s leave our “tracks” and design the bottom layer of the background. Brushed Snowflakes in mode Soft light (Soft Light) and with opacity of 76% we apply as we would like snowflakes. A layer with snowflakes above the filled layer and below all the other layers!

Let’s start creating a bunch of carrots. What kind of rabbit without carrots?
Tool “Pen (Pen) draw the first carrot.

Fill it with color.

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Customize “Levels” to the desired shade.

Similarly, we create two more carrots, and by the levels, starting from the common color, we make them different in darkness.

We give volume to our carrots, we darken them as on the screen. tool “Blackout (Burn). They also draw in the carrot transverse fossa.

On the new layer we draw bright highlights with a round soft brush, blur Gauss (radius – 1.5 pixels), transfer the layer to the blending mode Soft light (Soft Light)

On a separate layer draw carrot tops.

Start creating ribbons. What a festive carrot without a scarlet ribbon?
Take the tool “Pen(Pen) and create the interception of the ribbon, fill it with scarlet color.

Duplicate the layer, slightly rotate the bottom layer and darken it. Image-Correction-Levels (Image-Adjustments -Levels)

Again, take the tool “Pen (Pen) and create a long ribbon.

We need to give a shadow to the tape, for this tool “Lasso (Lasso) select the desired area

without removing the selection go to Image-Correction-Levels (Image-Adjustments -Levels) and use the sliders to lower the brightness of the selected area.

Tool “Blackout (Burn) in Mid Tones, round soft brush we darken the ribbon.

This is how the layers of carrot are located in my work.

Merge all the carrot layers, create a new layer above them, Ctrl + left click select the layer with carrots, with a white soft brush we denote the glare of our ribbon and lower the transparency.

Create a shadow under the layer with carrots. The shadow is never black, in this case, it is the darkest tone of the background color. Create a new layer under the layer with the carrot. Select it Ctrl + left click and fill the new layer with color from the screen.

Blur on Gauss and change the layer blending mode to “Multiplication“(Multiply).

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The shadow should lie only on the ribbon, so remove the extra shadow, selecting the unnecessary part with the tool “Rectangular area (Rectangular Marque) and pressing Del.

Again we return to the background, create a layer above the layer with snowflakes, let’s call it “frost”. Take the brush Rons Winter Crystals, change the layer blending mode to Soft light (Soft Light), transparency 51%. Take the color # D6DAD6 and paint the frost.

Above the layer with the “star paths” we create a new layer of the “star” and apply this style to it:

We take Star Brushes brushes and create flash stars on the ends of our “star paths” on the prepared layer.

Create a new layer, apply the same style to it, and again, with the Star Brushes, draw various shining stars.

Let’s make our fill more juicy. Duplicate the bottom layer with the fill and translate it into blend mode “Overlap“(Overlay)

We print greetings in any font you like.

We apply the following style to it.

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All our festive rabbit wallpapers are ready!

Author: Logart
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