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