Flying Santa Claus with gifts
Represent now the shadows under the tree’s top and the middle part of the tree. Select the Pen Tool (P) for this manipulation:
Insert also the shadow under the fir tree itself:
Make several copies of our fir tree, placing the copies as it is demonstrated next picture:
We have to introduce also the snowflakes falling from the sky for getting a better New Year mood. Select out of the Custom Shape Tool (U) the appropriate three types of snowflakes’ shapes and situate them on the picture the way indicated next image:
Choose for all the snowflakes next selection: Blending Options>Outer Glow with the parameters from below:
It’s time to introduce a character on the picture – Santa Clause. Begin by representing the character’s head by selecting the Ellipse Tool (U).
Apply for the layer Blending Options>Gradient Overlay:
Selecting the same Ellipse Tool (U), we can represent another white ellipse. Hold on Alt button to get another ellipse and make the necessary corrections on it as it is shown next picture. I have introduced one more point there with the Add Anchor Point Tool.