• Blending mode: Soft Light
  • Opacity: 40%
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The result:
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Now, select all these textures and then group them (Ctrl/Cmd + G). Name the group to “snow textures”.

Step 43

Let us now enhance color of our image. Start off by creating a Solid Color adjustment layer from the Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button on the Layer window.
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Once the contextual menu opens, click on Solid Color:
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Now, clicking on the Solid Color option will open the Color Picker box. Set the color to #000627.
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Step 44

Make sure to put this Solid Color layer above the “Textures” group. Once done, change the Blending mode and Opacity of this Solid Color layer to the following:
  • Blending mode: Exclusion
  • Opacity: 60%
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Step 45

Next, let’s create a Color Balance adjustment layer from the “Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button”.
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When it opens, input the following:
  • Color Levels: -20, +5, 10
  • Tone Balance: Midtones
  • Preserve Luminosity: Check
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Step 46

Next, let’s create another Solid Color adjustment layer from the “Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button”. Once the Solid Color box opens, input the following:
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Step 47

Change the Blending mode and Opacity to the following:
  • Blending mode: Linear Dodge (add)
  • Opacity: 20%
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Step 48

Once done, we will now move to the creation of a Gradient Map layer; from the “Create New Fill/Adjustment layer button” click on Gradient Map.
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Now, when the Gradient Map box opens, do the following as shown on the images below:
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Step 49

You’ll notice that your image is now Black and White, so let’s change the Blending mode and Opacity to the following:
  • Blending mode: Luminosity
  • Opacity: 60%
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The result should be similar to this:
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Final Results

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Tutorial by Michael Vincent Manalo

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to everyone! I hope this tutorial will help you in creating an artwork to amaze family/friends in this yuletide season. Thank you for visiting this page and using my tutorial, if you want to see more of my art works, give me a shout at my website: http://www.wix.com/theflickerees/michaelVmanalo – Michael Vincent Manalo

11 thoughts 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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