Easter card

Soon the Great Fast will end and the bright and kind Easter holiday will begin! In the meantime, you have time to prepare greeting cards, of course, using all your Photoshop skill.

Create a new document of the size you need.

Getting to the background design. Take the tool in shape mode and drag the shape to the whole document. Click this icon. and apply the following layer style:

Gradient overlay:

Click on the gradient bar and set its parameters:

As a result:

Set color # D0B659. Again take and draw a rectangle like this.

Through the tool (Arbitrary shape) go to settings and find the shape as shown. Stretch it to the whole document.

Then take again , hold Alt and highlight the rays that come to the background above and below.

Apply a gradient overlay layer to the rays:

Click on the gradient bar and set its parameters:

Using the same tool scroll over the thin stripes.

Apply the gradient overlay style:

Click on the gradient bar and set its parameters:

Stroke:

Click on the gradient bar and set its parameters:

Make a copy of the line and move it down. Change a little layer styles on this line:

Gradient overlay:

Click on the gradient bar and set its parameters:

Stroke:

Using tool and arrows to adjust the contour draw the first egg. Color set # D20100

If you do not know how to draw an egg, see this lesson.

Add the egg the following layer styles: Inner shadow

Internal glow:

Duplicate the egg twice; use the free transform to place copies (Ctrl + T).

Extreme eggs need to change options. See below for all the necessary settings.

1) Green egg

Inner shadow:

Internal luminescence:

Gradient overlay:

Click on the gradient bar and set its parameters:

2) Blue egg.

Inner shadow:

Internal luminescence:

Gradient overlay:

Click on the gradient bar and set its parameters:

Now find a brush with a beautiful ornament, if you do not, you can download these.

Now we will decorate our Easter eggs.

Create a new layer above the blue egg. Select a brush pattern.

Set the brush to a white color and click on the egg.

Then Ctrl + click on the egg layer, go to the ornament, click Shift + Ctrl + I, then Delete, to remove the excess.

Change the layer blending mode to Overlap (Overlay)

Now pick up the picture for the red egg. Create a new layer. Set the color to # FFFF00.

Pinch Alt and click between the layers (drawing and egg), thus we create a clipping mask, now the ornament will be only on the egg.

In the same way, we add an ornament to a green egg.

Change the blending mode to Overlap (Overlay):

Now we will draw a pillow of dry grass on which the eggs will lie.

Set color # FAF594.

In Photoshop, by default there is such a brush. Find her.

For grass, create a new layer under the eggs. Run over with a brush.

Duplicate the grassy layer. Drag it over the eggs.
Transform it. Ctrl + T, then click on the frame with the right mouse button – select Deformation (Wrap).

Create multiple copies of the grass layer, place it in such a way as to make a cozy nest for our beautiful eggs.

You may need these two tools: and , to darken or brighten some parts of the grass to give it a natural look.

Merge all the top grassy layers together and stretch them up a bit (Ctrl + T).

You can add the Shadow style to this layer:

You can decorate the beige background at will, for example:

Add some dark elements …

Using the pen to draw a unique star.

Copy it several times and place on the document.

Create a new layer. Take a white fluffy brush (Opacity / Opacity = 20%) and click in the center of each star.

Happy holiday!

See you at www.http://photobecket.com!

Translation – Zinaida Lukyanova
Link to the lesson.

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