Make An Elegant Greeting Card With Baubles On Background

Make An Elegant Greeting Card With Baubles On Background

In this tutorial you will learn how to create some elegant greeting card in Photoshop CS5.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how a greeting card with vintage Christmas baubles can be designed in Adobe Photoshop CS5. You will learn, how to create vintage background, Christmas baubles, draw snowflakes, customize brushes etc. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Inspired from Elegant Invitation Flyer by David Arts.

Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop with the size 1900px by 1200px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with #231001 color the new background layer.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Next we have to represent the pattern, that will use as texture. Create a new document with the size 152px by 141px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Select the Custom Shape Tool (U) in the Tools bar, in the Options bar click the Shape to open the selection menu. Find 5 Point Star at the bottom of the menu, and then double-click a shape thumbnail to select it.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click and drag to draw some stars as shown.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Choose Edit > Define Pattern. Enter a name for the pattern in the Pattern Name dialog box. Get back to the main document and represent a new layer (Create new layer) and choose Edit > Fill. In the Fill dialog box, for Use, choose Pattern, select recent created pattern from the pop-up panel, and click OK.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Represent on the bottom part of the picture a plane surface, using the Rectangle Tool (U) draw the next rectangle.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Get back to the layer containing the stars. Set Fill to 0% for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel to select Gradient Overlay.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next background:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

For the next step we’ll use the next floral vector – Free floral vector samples from Vecteezy. Download the vector and insert it on our document by making several copies to make the next ornament. Use Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to combine the ornament’s elements as shown:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Combine in a group all the layers composing the ornament (press CTRL button to select the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button while dragging the selected layers on Create a new group icon from bottom part of the Layers panel). Set the Blending mode for this layer to Linear Light.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 15% in Options bar).

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Paint in the mask using this brush to hide the ornament’s edges as it is shown below:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Next we’ll represent a Christmas bauble, using the Ellipse Tool (U) draw the next ellipse. The layer’s color is #D10508.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Add Inner Glow:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Apply Stroke:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Using the same tool, we may represent the next element of the same bauble:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 0% for this layer and click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel to select Gradient Overlay.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Next we have to represent the next layer of the bauble’s decoration, using the Ellipse Tool (U).

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Apply Gradient Overlay:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Take the same tool to draw the upper highlight on the bauble.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 35% for this layer.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Insert the mask on the same layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 10% in Options bar).

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Paint in the mask using this brush to hide the next zone on highlight’s layer as it is demonstrated on the picture:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Next we’ll represent a highlight on the right part, use the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the first ellipse with white color. Press Alt button or select Subtract from shape area (-) from Options bar and draw 2 another ellipse to cut the highlight two times as shown.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Set Fill to 35% for this layer.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Insert the mask on the layer as we did in the previous example, when drawing the top highlight. Choose the Soft Round brush and paint in the mask to hide smoothly the last made highlight as shown.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Next we’ll draw the bauble’s support element, choose the Pen Tool (P), set the drawing mode on Shape Layers in Options bar and draw the next shape as shown. Place the layer under the previous made layers belonging to the ball.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Apply Gradient Overlay:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Now we’ll represent the next support’s element, using the earlier applied tools (Pen Tool (P)). Place the layer above the support’s layer, but lower than the ball’s layer.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Inner Shadow.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Apply Gradient Overlay:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Using the Ellipse Tool (U), we’ll represent a small ring on the support. For the beginning we’ll draw the first ellipse. Press Alt button or select Subtract from shape area (-) from Options bar and draw another ellipse to cut the middle part of the ring as shown. Place the layer under the layers containing the bauble and its support element.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Represent now the thread element, using the Line Tool (U) (set Weight to 2px in Options bar) draw a line as shown. Its color is #F2D5A5. Place the layer under the bauble’s layers and its support element.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and select the Soft Round brush of white color.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to represent the highlight on the bauble as shown.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Combine in a group all the layers composing the Christmas bauble (press CTRL button to select the necessary layers and hold on the left mouse’s button while dragging the selected layers on Create a new group icon from bottom part of the Layers panel). Make two copies of the made group and select the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to change the copies’ sizes, placing them as below:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Create a new layer and select here the Soft Round brush of white color (brush Opacity – 10%).

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Use this brush to paint the background as we have on the picture below. Place the layer under the first group of the decoration.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

On the next new layer we’ll use the Hard Round brush

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

… and Soft Round brush.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Use this brushes to insert highlights on the baubles and background. Choose for the hard brush a different Opacity value.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Next step we’ll download set of brushes for Adobe Photoshop, named: light_brushes_2. Copy the brushes file to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop X\Presets\Brushes folder (Adobe Photoshop X been your version of Photoshop).

Create a new layer and load the downloaded brushes, select the next brushes from light_brushes_2 set:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Use this brushes to represent a highlight of white color (brush Opacity – 60%).

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Insert the message text for greeting card. Select the Horizontal Type tool (T). Select a font, size and color in the Character panel.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click in the canvas and type ‘Merry Christmas’. Press Enter to apply the text.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Apply Gradient Overlay:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next greeting message:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Click Create new fill or adjustment layer from bottom part of the Layers panel and click to Curves to adjust the curve shape as shown to make a little color corrections.

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

We’ve got the next result:

Create an Elegant Greeting Card with Vintage Christmas Baubles on Background in Photoshop CS5

Our Greeting card with Vintage Christmas Baubles is finished!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Download free Layered PSD file.

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