Christmas Tree Design

It’s almost Christmas time and time to send greeting cards to all your friends and relatives. In this tutorial you will learn to make a Christmas tree that you can use on your own Christmas card.

Step 1

Open a new Adobe Photoshop document 400×400 pixels with transparent background. Make a new layer and with your Polygonal Lasso Tool draw the shape of a Christmas tree. Now click on Edit in Quick Mask Mode (Q).The shape will keep its form and color but the background will turn pink.

Christmas Tree

Step 2

Now go to Filter->Brush Strokes->Sprayed Strokes. Here set everything like in the image and your tree will start looking like a Christmas tree.

Christmas Tree

Exit Quick Mask Mode (Q) and deselect the shape. Fill the shape with #36541e. Now make sure the layer with the tree is selected and go to Filter->Stylize->Extrude.

Christmas Tree

You can see you have two small black lines. You can fix that with Clone Stamp Tool (S). This way the tree will look more real.

Step 3

In this step we will decorate the tree. I will use only red ribbon, because it gives a warm look. The red ribbon I used is this:

Christmas Tree

After the ribbon is time to add some presents under the tree. I used these two pictures.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Before adding the present go to Layer 1 and fill it with white. This way the present will look better.

Here is what I come up with.

Christmas Tree