ornaments lights ballsnin photoshop


In today’s quick tip tutorial, I will show you how to create a nice christmas card with ornamented New Year’s toys using Adobe Photoshop CS4 techniques. Let’s get started.

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Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1280px by 1024px (RGBcolor mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with #320000 color thenew background layer.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Choose the Pen Tool (P), set the drawing mode on Shape Layers in Options bar and draw the next wavy shape as shown.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Add Outer Glow:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Also apply Gradient Overlay:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close theGradient Editor dialog box.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
You’ll get the next result:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
On the next step we’ll create another wavy shape using Pen Tool (P), like it is demonstrated below. Place this layer under the first one in Layers panel. Apply the same Layer Styles for this layer as we did with the first shape. You can make a right-click on the first shape’s layer in Layers panel and select Copy Layer Style, then right-click on the last created layer and select Paste Layer Style.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
… draw another shape using Pen Tool (P) and apple the same Layer Styles.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Select now a Soft Round brush from Brush Tool (B):
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
… and represent several dots of different sizes as shown:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Represent another wavy shape using Pen Tool (P), like the next picture shows it:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Set Fill to 0% for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Outer Glow.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Add Inner Glow:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Represent several more wavy shapes using Pen Tool (P), having the same Layer Styles:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Put together all the shapes layers into a single layer. Hold Ctrl button, select the layers from Layers panel and press then Ctrl+E to Merge Down. Apply on this layer the next filter: Filter > Blur > Motion Blur.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Select now the Ellipse Tool (U) and draw several ellipses, like on the next picture:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Apply the same Layer Styles for all ellipses. Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Glow.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Add Gradient Overlay:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close theGradient Editor dialog box.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Download the next set of brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named: r0man_brush7Create a new layer and select the next brushes from r0man_brush7 set.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Use this brushes to representing the next ornament above the ellipse as shown. The brush’s color is #F8E63A.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) and click between ellipse’s layer and brushe’s layer in the Layers panel to create a clipping mask.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
We’ve got the next result:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode for this layer to Pin light. Apply the discribed method on the next ellipses to decorate them.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Choose now the Line Tool (U) to represent the threads for the balls, applying the color #FD9D00.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Download one more brushes’ set, named: stars_and_blinks. Choose the next brush from this set:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Create a new layer and use this brush to insert a kind of flash on the ball:
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Set the Blending mode for this layer to Overlay.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Represent on a new layer several more flashes, this time choosing the next color #F8F13B for them.
Create Christmas ornaments lights balls in Photoshop CS4
Happy New Year and Merry Christmas!

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