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Christmas ornament balls

In just a few simple steps, we will learn how to create a nice and shiny glass and red ornaments for Christmas themed graphics and designs.

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Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3
Let’s start working by creating a new file (File>New), having 1024×768 px and 72 dpi.

Using the Paint Bucket Tool (G) on this stage, we’ll paint the layer with the color shown here: #5A001C

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

Next select the Pen Tool (P) and try to represent an ornament on the made layer, colored with #790026. The Convert Point Tool will be helpful in making the corresponding corrections on the ornament’s shapes.

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the recently made layer and apply Free Transform option to turn around the copy, applying for the copy new color #A10033. Place it also the way it is shown next image:

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

Choose now the Ellipse Tool (U) and try to represent the primary layer that would belong to a small ball toy decoration:

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

Set the next parameters for this layer by making a mouse click on the processed layer on the layers’ panel: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

Blending Options>Stroke

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

Now we should represent a kind of ornament inside the made ball decoration. It’s necessary to choose firstly the Ellipse Tool (U) for representing the basis of the ornament and then press Alt button when cutting with the same instrument an opening on the ball. Press again Alt button and use this time the Rectangle Tool (U) for representing the ornament itself.

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

Gradient’s parameters:

Create Christmas Ornament Balls in Photoshop CS3

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