How to Create Vintage Styled Easter Card
Easter is almost here. The time of joy, love and happiness. Time of rabbits, green grace, tasty dishes and Easter eggs. Today is a perfect time to create a holiday greeting card for your relatives. Let's get started!
In this easy to follow Photoshop tutorial we'll create awesome Easter greeting card in the vintage style. This tutorial is designed for beginners, that's why everyone could follow it.
- How to Draw a Cartoon Rabbit
- Easter Inspiration from Shutterstock
- Huge Roundup of Easter 2012 Resources
- Drawing an Easter Card (Exclusive Tutorial)
What we'll be making...
As alway in the beginning we should look at the final result of this tutorial:
Open your Photoshop and create a new document (Ctrl + N). Then go into the background settings and choose the color #00eaff for it
Now it is time to add some textures into background. I used this one. With it help we can add some vintage effect to our design.
In this step we will learn how to draw clouds. It is very easy! Choose the Ellipse tool and draw some arbitrary ellipses - the base of our clouds. While drawing, press the Shift key to have both ellipses in one layer. Also, don't forget to draw the shapes as a Shape Layer (first icon in the menu bar), so we can modify them later.
Then transfer our clouds to the main layer.
Now it is time to work with our clouds and make them more realistic. Go to the Layer Style (right click and Blending options) work with Drop Shadow and Inner Shadow.
The next step is very easy. You should add the same texture as you have already added to the background.
In the same way create a second cloud:
It is time to create some text. Use the Brush Script Std (72px) font for "Happy Easter" text. Then you should add your cloud's styles to this text.
Go to the Layer styles and some color overlay (#888787)
In this step we'll create an Easter egg. Draw one more ellipce with the help of the Ellipse tool and then customize it with the help of Pen Tool (P)
Let's make our Easter egg more positive. As always use cloud's styles for this egg too and add some bright and colorful gradient.
Use the same principle to create the more eggs
Easter without rabbits isn't Easter. Let's draw few. The only thing you need to to it, it is Pen and Ellipce tool.
Draw the ellipse #e5e4e4 and use the clipping mask
add some volume to our rabbit
In this step we'll create rabbit's eyes. It is very easy task, just follow the screenshots and use the Pen tool
To create the pupil you'll need the clipping mask
It is time to create rabbit's nose! You'll need our favourite pen tool for that.
Our Easter rabbit still looks not good enough. We should add ears. Use the ellipse tool.
But still... our rabbit looks isn't well. Change his shape with the help of Pen tool (as always)
The interesting part of tutorial is here! compose rabbits, eggs, and clouds on the design. (add cloud's styles to rabbits)
Think than the shape of rabbit's ears isn't ideal? Change it! (Thanks God, we already know how )
Look at our card now:
Add the text with greetings. You may use any font you like, just don't forget to apply cloud's styles for the text too.
The final result:
SHARE THIS POST
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I'm crazy about design and other creative stuff. Plus I love making fun of my colleagues.If you have any questions visit my Facebook page.