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Thread: A "Simple" Christmas Card : )

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    A "Simple" Christmas Card : )

    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!


    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.
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    Hin

    Hin's Paintings: http://hinketea.imagekind.com



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    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.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    A lovely and exquisite card! Best wishes to You too!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    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.

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    Thank you for your nice comments, but the credit for the professional look and the design
    all go to the creator of that tutorial!

    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.
    Hin

    Hin's Paintings: http://hinketea.imagekind.com



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    Flattered hinket! :0)

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    lovely card!

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    Merry Christmas that is one neat card.
    Geoff

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    Hi

    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

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    Beautiful card. A Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    The past is history, the future is a mystery, all you have is the present

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