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Simple Christmas Card Design

A Simple Christmas Card Design Using Photoshop

Last week I posted how to design a Christmas Card, and I received many requests for the Free Template. Some of you also asked if there is a workflow for a Simple Christmas Card Design that doesn’t need too much work in Photoshop. In this article I am going to show you a very simple Christmas card design with minimum use of Photoshop tools. As always 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.

Let’s get started

Simple Christmas Card Design Using Photoshop

A– Open a new document in Photoshop. In this tutorial I used a 7×5 inch at 300 ppi format. (7X5 is a popular greeting card size.)

B– Create a new Layer and select the new layer

Simple Christmas Card Design

Create a new Layer above background layer

C– Use Photoshop Rectangular Marquee Tool and draw a rectangle at the bottom of the page.  

Simple Christmas Card Design

Add a selection using Rectangular Marquee tool

D– 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.

Simple Christmas Card Design

Simple Christmas Card Design
Pick up the colour and fill the selection using Paint Bucket or Brush tool

Adding Decorative Photo/s

E– Create a new Layer, go to File and select Place/Place Embedded, select the picture to decorate your card. You can use your own decorating photos or you can download images from the the internet. Adjust the size and place it. You can add as many decorations as you want, but try not to make it too busy!

simple christmas card design

Place the decorative photo in the new layer

F- Back to the document, select the background layer. Create a New layer above the background layer, go to File and select Place/Place Embedded again. Then select the picture that you like to use, Resize the photo and place it.

Create a new Layer above the background layer

Adding Photos

Now that the photos are added, it is time to work on text.
Now that the photos are added, it is time to work on text.

Adding Text

G– Select Type tool. Type your message. For best result pick a bold or heavy font. I picked the colour from the decorative photo. Go to Layer, and select Layer Style. In this example I used Beveled and Embossed. Play with the sliders to make the desired effect.

Layer Style allows you to add effects to the selected layer/s


You can adjust the sliders to you liking.

H– Congratulations! your first Custom Design Christmas Cards are ready to be printed and mailed.

Final Image

Here is the final image. You can modify/change each layer and design another card!
Here is the final image. You can modify/change each layer and design another card!

This is a very simple way to design your custom Christmas/Greeting cards. It is the best way to show your love to your family and friends.

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.

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

Ted and the Omnilargess Team

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