Photoshop Tutorial: Festive Postcard ready to print!

by Ainsley Bevis

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Holiday Ornaments

8. For the Christmas Ball, select the Ellipse Tool and draw a circle while holding down the Shift Key. Double click on the circle layer to go into Blending Options and put in the options :
BEST First give it an "Outter Glow"
BEST Now set up a "Gradient Overlay" and
BEST Use These "Gradient Options"

creating holiday ornaments

9. Make it shiny with highlights : Using the Ellipse Tool again, draw an oval shape in white for the highlight.
BEST Set the Blending Mode to Multiply so the oval is invisible & the Opacity to 27%
BEST Double click into Blending Options and put in the Gradient Overlay.

Ellipse Tool Blending Mode to Multiply

10. For a shadow, draw another smaller oval like below using the colour white. Set the Blending Mode to Multiply. Double click into Blending Options and put in the Gradient Overlay below:

Blending Mode

11. Ornament hanger : Using the Rounded Rectangle Tool draw the top section of the christmas ball. .
BEST Double click into Blending Options and put in the Gradient Overlay settings.

12. Draw the String : Next select the Rectangle Tool and draw the string using the colour.

select the Rectangle Tool and draw

NEXT: DECORATE THE ORNAMENT ...

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