We draw a holiday card in Photoshop

Soon the old New Year will come and in this lesson I suggest you create a beautiful greeting card in a few steps.

Step 1

Create a new document with the size of 1500 x 1500 px, resolution 72 ppi, RGB colors 8 bits, background color is white.

Create a correction layer above. Layer> New Fill Layer> Gradient (Layer – New Layer – Fill – Gradient).

Step 2

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N). Choose a tool Brush Tool (B) (Brush), select the downloaded Bokeh brush, the color is white and draw several circles of different diameters in random order.

Apply a layer style to this layer. Outer glow (External glow).

Step 3

Now the most difficult part of the lesson is a nightmare for Photoshop users, especially for beginners. But a little practice and everything will work out.

We have to draw the figure of Santa Claus deer with the tool Pen tool (P) (Pen). I added a few guides to make it easier to create a shape.

But, if you do not want to puzzle over the creation of a figure, then in the archive you will find the psd file with the finished figure and the layer style applied to it.

So – take the tool Pen tool (P) (Pen) in Figure mode, color # e00047 and draw a deer as shown below.

Then apply a layer style to this layer. Gradient Overlay (Gradient overlay).

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N). Tool Brush tool (AT) (Brush), white, draw several shapes on the canvas and on the deer, as shown below.

Tool Pen tool (P) (Pen) in Figure mode, white, draw a shape similar to the one shown below.

Then draw some more shapes from the other side.

Change the color to blue # 12619d and draw another shape.

Translator’s Note: Before changing the color in the pen settings on the top panel, first create a new layer. Otherwise, the color on the previously created white shape will change.

Step 4

Choose a tool Ellipse tool (U) (Ellipse) and draw six ovals of different diameter. Color # bc0036.

Then tool Pen tool (P) (Pen) Draw a blue ribbon shape, color # 12619d.

Step 5

Add text to work as shown below.

Finally, open the flare texture and position it as shown below.

Change the blending mode to Screen (Screen) and reduce Opacity (Opacity) up to 43%.

Final result:

Taking this opportunity, I want to wish our users happiness and good luck in the coming 2018!

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