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Drawing Unique Christmas Decorations (Exclusive Tutorial)

First create a new file ( File>New ) of 1280x1024 px and 72 dpi. Create a new layer. Take a Gradient Tool (G) and apply the following settings:

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Create a new layer. Select Brush Tool (B). Download these brushes: snowflakes, stars and starburst.

For the start select star brush and set the following settings:

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Also set the foreground color to #A47957, make layer's fill 70% and add Inner Glow:

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Next use this brush on the new layer and you will get something like this:

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Choose the brush form snowflakes brush set and some brush from starburst brush set and repeat this process again.

This is my result so far:

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Next create a new layer.

To draw swirls you may use the Pen Tool (P) or choose the simplier way. Download this custom shape set. Draw one of the swirls.

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Set the next layer's patameters: Blending Options > Gradient Overlay

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This is my result so far:

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In the same way and with other variation of the custom shape create some more swirls. The parameters of the layers are the same.

You should get something like this:

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Create a new layer. Place it under "swirls" layers and choose Brush Tool (B). Make the opacity on 35% and set the foreground color #8D0102. Choose some swirls from sturburst brush set and place them at the top and at the bottom of the main swirls silhouette. You will get something like this:

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Create a new layer set and name it "ball". Then create a new layer. Make the foreground color #410E0C. Choose Ellipse Tool (E) and holding Shift draw the circle:

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Create a new layer, press Ctrl+G. Make the foreground color #B9171B and choose Brush Tool (B) - Soft Mechanical Brush with diameter 150px.

Use the brush on our circle:

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Create a new layer, press Ctrl+G. Make the foreground color white and again choose Brush Tool (B). This time we will be using Soft Mechanical Brush with diameter 40px.

Make these shapes on the ball:

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The layer's parameters: Fill 19%. Next choose Smudge Tool (R) and make our blinks more realistic:

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Create a new layer. Make the foregroung color #97794F. Select now the Rectangle Tool (U) to draw the top part of the toy decoration which shape may be corrected with the Convert Point Tool.

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The layer's parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay:

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The same way like blinks on the ball create a blink on this part of the toy decoration:

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Create a new layer with Fill 0%. Choose Ellipse Tool ( U) and draw ellipse.

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The layer's parameters: Blending Options>Gradient Overlay:

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This is my result so far:

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Create a new layer. Select the Line Tool (U) and draw the thread of white color the toy hangs up with. Use the following settngs:

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This is what you should get:

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Create a new layer and press Ctrl+G. Make foregorund color #97794F. Choose Brush Tool (B) and select the figure you want to see like ths decoration of the christmas ball.

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With the help of Perspective Transform we should get the volume effect. Next set Inner Glow settings:

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This is my result so far:

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Create a new layer. Press Ctrl+G. Choose Brush Tool (B) with opacity 20% and Soft Mechanical Brush with diameter 100px and make the back side of the ball darkish.

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Go to the first layer of the christmas ball and set the following settings:

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Copy the layer set "ball" 2 times and move the christmas balls to their new places.

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Let's create a golden decoration athe top of the wallpaper.

Create a new layer. Set the foreground color to #936A0D. Use the Elliptical Marquee Tool and create an ellipse:

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Next use these settings:

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And this is my result so far:

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Create some more decorations like this the same way:

Drawing Unique Christmas Decorations (Exclusive Tutorial)
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This is the final result. Hope you liked this tutorial.

   
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