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2 Christmas Designs Photoshop Tutorial

Christmas is once again fast approaching, so today we bring you a couple of tutorials to make these cute seasonal designs in Photoshop using free brushes and Photoshop’s built in tools. Both tutorials are similar and should give you a good basis to make your own unique images for cards or greetings on your site. If you like the images but don’t want to work through the tutorials, skip to the end of this article where you can download the jpgs.

2 Christmas Designs Photoshop Tutorial

Photoshop Tutorial – Colouring Quick Tip

There are many, many brushes available for Photoshop, and combining brushes with Photoshop’s layer modes can create some stunning colouring effects.

For this quick tip in colouring in Photoshop you will need brushes that have shading – solid shapes will not work with this method.

Using just a few colours and different layer modes you can create art with subtle shade differences, and the variances are almost endless – this is a great way to learn how the layer modes work, you can adjust, readjust and adjust again until you achieve the desired effects.

Colouring Quick Tip for PS

Photoshop Quick Tip: Clean Extraction

Extraction of objects or people in photo manipulation is an art-form on its own!

There are many tutorials available for different methods of extraction, but at the end of the day, most manipulators will not use just one method – certain objects require certain methods, whether that is due to their size, complexity or whatever.

I am not advocating any particular method of extraction in this tip, rather, I am sharing a quick way of cleaning up after extraction (with a mask and the Brush tool).

Photoshop Quick Tip: Clean Extraction

Floral Ornaments Background – Photoshop Tutorial

Create a stunning black floral background – in this tutorial we will construct the floral ornaments using free brushes. Then put the whole thing together using more free brushes and Photoshop’s blending options. This is suitable for Photoshop beginners.

Floral Ornaments Background

Photoshop Tutorial – Fire Texture

This is a really easy tutorial, creating a stunning result. Made possible by using a great new set of free brushes and the use of Photoshop’s built-in tools.

Fire Texture

Photoshop Tutorial – Simplicity Poster Design

Create this poster in Photoshop using some free textures, a font, gradient and stock image and of course, lots of Photoshop’s built in tools.

Simplicity Poster Design

Photoshop Tutorial – Good vs Bad Wallpaper

This tutorial shows you how to make this stunning minimalistic black and white wallpaper. The only resource required is the Yin Yang image – everything else is created through manipulation.

Good vs Bad Wallpaper

Photoshop Tutorial – Arabesque Design Wallpaper

This tutorial will show you how to create a beautiful, intricate Arabesque design wallpaper using some free resources and Photoshop’s blending options.

Arabesque Effect Wallpaper