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hinket
12-21-2012, 02:13 PM
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas
and a wondrous, creative and peaceful New Year!


After watching a Photoshop tutorial on how to create a Christmas card in 10 minutes, I figured this will be simpler than my usual creations on the fly, out of my own head.
Quickly downloaded his Snowflake brush, imported it into ArtRage and had a go.

Here's the link: http://www.photoshoproadmap.com/video/yt/qyM8SaGnDAo/

Ha! It took me an hour, cause, of course, I went about it in my “learn as I go” fashion. Hate to admit it, but I still haven’t learnt selections and fill stuff, kept hoping Someonesane or Juz would give a step by step tutorial! :):cool:


This, then, is my version in AR (Hmmm...I should have taken notes on his steps in PS).
I did take the text into PSE8 to thicken it up a bit.
So there you go.


I think it has a certain ”je ne sais quoi”. I don’t know what the words mean but I always wanted to use that phrase. :D:D:D

D Akey
12-21-2012, 07:41 PM
Merry Christmas to you! Nice glowing effect and has a professional look to it. I guess you figured out how to use that brush pretty well indeed.

Caesar
12-21-2012, 10:23 PM
A lovely and exquisite card! Best wishes to You too!

copespeak
12-22-2012, 09:04 AM
A beautiful classic card. Well done!

An aside ... to thicken up your text, I make a duplicate layer and move one layer to one side a smidgeon. To shadow or highlight, adjust layer colours up or down.

hinket
12-22-2012, 04:26 PM
Thank you for your nice comments, but the credit for the professional look and the design
all go to the creator of that tutorial! :D:D:cool:

Hey, Copespeak, thanks for this useful tip, which has been saved in my tips folder under
"Thicken Text by copespeak". Hope you don't mind. :)

copespeak
12-22-2012, 05:27 PM
Flattered hinket! :0)

Kayness
12-22-2012, 07:02 PM
lovely card!

limey-g
12-23-2012, 12:56 AM
Merry Christmas that is one neat card.
Geoff

Bobbyray
12-23-2012, 07:59 AM
Good work research. And a Merry Christmas to you and yours too.

The card is beautiful. The effort even more. Hand made gifts and cards are the best you can give and share. Why? Because it comes from the heart and not a factory (in China). hehe

Happy Holidays

GRSArts
12-23-2012, 08:43 AM
Beautiful card. A Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Frisch
12-24-2012, 07:47 AM
Merry Christmas, hinket.

Mairzie Dotes
12-24-2012, 08:58 AM
hinket,
What a most beautifully designed Christmas card. The
colors and artwork are inviting as it glistens with a warm
holiday greeting. Bella bellissima! :D

Zeropainter
12-24-2012, 09:58 AM
whow, simply but very beautiful & nice ...

HAPPY XMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY

hinket
12-24-2012, 05:22 PM
Thank you,
@ Kayness :), @ Limey-g :), @ Bobbyray - the words, for sure, were from my heart. :)

@ GRSArts :), @ Frisch :), @ Mairzie Dotes - Happy to read your shimmery words once again. :)

and @ Zeropainter :)