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Merry Christmas Tree

Learn how to create your own Christmas tree wallpaper with these tutorial.

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Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3
For the beginning create a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. The background should be painted with black color, applying the Paint Bucket Tool (G).

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Using the Pen Tool (P), try to get a fir tree’s image out of a line.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Select the next Blending Options by making a mouse click on the layer on the layers’ palette.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Next try to rasterize this layer. Then try to create a new layer near the previous one and mark them both out (press Ctrl + click on the layer), put the layers together (Ctrl+E). The unnecessary elements should be erased with the Eraser Tool (E). You’ll get the next thing.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Select now the Burn Tool (O) to dark out several fragments of this line, giving it also some volume.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of this layer (Ctrl+J).

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Next we’ll erase the dark line on the intersected lines, getting the effect of this line being situated behind the other.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Make several copies of the lines and displace them a little.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Next select the Brush Tool (B) out of the next table:

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Create a new layer on which must be pictured a kind of smoke line, having the color #EDFE87 and the Opacity of 10%.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Create a new layer and represent with the Rectangular Marquee Tool (M) a rectangle figure, colored with #4BCE2A

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Change on this layer the Blending Mode with that one from below:

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Our fir tree became more saturate.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Make a copy of the layer containing the smoke and situate it on the very top of the layers.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Now select the Brush mode (B) and its parameters on the top panel:

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Set everything the same way demonstrated below:

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Create a new layer and represent several illuminated spots with the same color we’ve pictured the smoke. Set for this layer the Blending mode – Overlay.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Repeat the same operation on a new layer again, changing this time the Blending mode on Normal and choosing a smaller size for the brush.

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Repeat once again this operation, choosing even smaller brush than the previous time. Next situate on our picture the star selected out of the Custom Shape Tool (U), named 5 point star. The color’s code is #F6FF9F

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Select for the star the Blending Options with the next indicated parameters:

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Merry Christmas Tree in Photoshop CS3

Our fir tree is finished!

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