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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The unblended Vignette will look like this:

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Once the blending mode is set to "Multiply" it would look like this:

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Step 39

To enhance the Christmas feel, let's add some snow textures. Let's start, by opening the stock image - "snowing texture" by wchild. Once it is open, activate the Move tool (V) and drag it to our canvas. Position it on our canvas as shown below:

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Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and resize the texture as shown below:

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The result:

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Now, to make it blend with our image, just change the Blending mode and Opacity to the following:

  • Blending mode: Soft Light
  • Opacity: 70%
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The result:

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Next, let's add the second texture - open the Glitter Bokeh Texture Pack zip file by regularjane and then unzip the files, once unzipped, choose "glitter bokeh1_8". Activate the Move tool (V) and drag the image to our canvas. Position it as shown below:

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Next, activate the Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and resize it as shown below:

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The result:

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Now, to make it blend with our image, just change the Blending mode and Opacity to the following:

  • 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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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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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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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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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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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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