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Designing Christmas Cards

Designing Christmas Cards in Photoshop

Christmas is right around the corner. Do you send ready made Christmas cards? This Holiday be original and send your beloved ones a custom Christmas card. If you use Photoshop, why not create a custom greeting card this year. Designing Christmas cards in Photoshop is fun and easy.

Designing Christmas Cards in Photoshop (Easy Way)

Let me show you an easy way for designing Christmas cards in few steps using Photoshop Custom Shapes. It took only a few minutes to finish the job. If you are to use this template, just LIKE OUR FACEBOOK page and send us a message. I will send you this Free template in Photoshop format to use. It contains fully functional Photoshop Layers that you can tweak them to your taste and use your own pictures.

So let’s get started:

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Designing Christmas Cards in Photoshop

1- Open a new document in Photoshop. In this tutorial I used a 7×5 inches at 300 ppi format. 7X5 is a popular greeting card size.

2- Use Photoshop Pen tool to draw the curve line for your template.

Use Pen Tool to draw a curved line

3- Go to Path Tab and right click on the Path, then convert it to Selection

Right Click on Path and select the Selection

4- Select Paint Bucket tool. Then Pick up the colour that you wish to use. Click on the document and Photoshop fills the selection with colour.

Designing Christmass Cards

designing Christmas cards
Fill the selection with colour of your choice.

Creating Shapes

5- Go to Shape tool. Select Custom Shape. From dropdown menu select the Snowflake shape. There are several versions of Snowflake shapes. Pick the one that you like. You can use any other shapes as well. I selected the white colour for Fill with no Stroke. But you can pick up different colours according to your design.

Choose Custom Shape Tool


Select your choice of Vector Shape

6- Back to the document, start clicking on and dragging to create the shape. I prefer to create different sizes. By holding down the Shift Key you maintain the aspect ratio. Keep repeating this step to fill as many snowflakes as you like. Be careful and don’t make it too busy!

Adding Vector Shapes

Making various sizes of shapes adds pleasant effect
Making various sizes of shapes adds pleasant effect

Adding Text

7- Go back to Path tab and select the Working Path

8- Select Type tool. The cursor changes when you bring it close to the Path. It means that you are going to type over the Path. Type your message.

Adding Text to the Path

When using the Path, the Text will run along the Path.
When using the Path, the Text will run along the Path.

9- Select the Background layer. Go to FILE, and select Place Embedded. Pick up the photo that you want to use and click Open. Congratulation! your first Custom Designing Christmas Cards are ready to be printed and mailed.

Final Card

It is very simple designing Christmas cards in Photoshop
It is very simple designing Christmas cards in Photoshop

Power of Photoshop Layers

I prepared a Photoshop Template of this design. You can use this template and modify each and every layer. Just LIKE OUR FACEBOOK page and send us a message. I will send you this Free template in Photoshop format to use. You can change the colours, shapes, Text, and photo to create your own version

Free Template for Christmas Card

Just add your photo and text to this Free Template, or modify it to your desire.
Just add your photo and text to this Free Template, or modify it to your desire.

Changes that you can apply to Free Template for Christmas Card

Change

That is all for now. Stay tuned for another Holiday photography tip. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for upcoming tutorials and tips.

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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