How to Create a Breathtaking Christmas Artwork in Photoshop

How to Create a Breathtaking Christmas Artwork in Photoshop

How to Create a Breathtaking Christmas Artwork in Photoshop
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Step 10

Now, we will be creating the snow covered field. To start, let's open "Winter Field" by night fate stock. Once open, activate the Move tool (V) and drag it to our canvas. Make sure to put it above the "darken 1" layer. Position it as shown below:

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Rename this layer to "ground". Activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and resize it as shown on the images below:

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The result:

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Step 11

Now, let's blur the horizon line to give the impression that the snow is thick in the edge of the horizon. Start by activating the Eraser tool (E) and once activated, input the following:

  • Brush size: 100px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
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Now, let's erase:

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The result:

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Step 12

Now, let's brighten the horizon - let's start by creating a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) on top of the "ground" layer. Name this layer to "brighten".

Activate the Brush tool (B) then make sure that the active Brushes are the default brushes. The default Photoshop brushes are shown on the image below, if that's not what you see, then follow the instructions below:

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Right click the canvas while a layer is selected and while the Brush tool (B) is activated and then click on the button highlighted below:

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Then click on "Reset Brushes" from the contextual menu.

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Now, that that is done input the following settings for our Brush tool (B):

  • Brush size: 700px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ffffff
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Note: The #: ffffff is the color of the brush. To change it to that, simply do the following:

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Once the Color Picker box opens, input the following on the # box:

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Now, we're all set to paint, use the brush as shown on the image below:

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The result:

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Step 13

Now, let's create another layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) above the "brighten" layer; name it to: "dusk". Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following:

  • Brush size: 900px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: fffed5

Once you're finished, let's start painting:

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The result of that:

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Step 14

Create another layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) above the "dusk" layer and input "darken 2". Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following:

  • Brush size: 1500px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000

Now, use the Brush tool (B) within the following areas:

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The result:

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Step 15

Next, create another layer again (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and name it "darken 3". Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following:

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11 comments on “How to Create a Breathtaking Christmas Artwork in Photoshop”

  1. At step 8, "Change the Blending mode of "sky 2" to Soft Light" but you changed it to Overlay..

    Well, which one is it sir?

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