Create a Winter-Themed Holiday Card in Photoshop

In this VideoCreative tutorial, author Stephen Petrany will demonstrate how to use various techniques to create a winter-themed holiday card in Photoshop.

This tutorial will creatively utilize Photoshop filters and transformations to create a fantastic winter illustration. If you are looking to take your design skills to the next level then View now

Tutorial Details
  • Applications Used: Adobe Photoshop CS4+
  • Difficulty: Advanced
  • Estimated Completion Time: 2h +

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Final Product What You’ll Be Creating

Step 1

Create a new document 1500 px by 1500 by and add a subtle blue gradient

Step 2

Create a second document 2500 px by 2500 px and add the Clouds Filter (Filter > Render > Clouds). The large document will give us a lot of cloud variation to work with.

Step 3

Next, Copy (Command/Ctrl + C ) and Paste (Command/Ctrl + V) the cloud pattern in to our original document. Scale the clouds downs so they fit the 1500 px by 1500 px canvas. Name this layer “Base Texture.”

Step 4

Transform (Command/Ctrl + T) this layer in perspective as shown. This will become our ground plane.

Step 5

Add a Layer Mask to fade the “Base Texture” layer into the background.

…and that’s the end of the preview!

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