Christmas ornament balls

Christmas ornament balls

In just a few simple steps, we will learn how to create nice ornaments for Christmas themed graphics and designs.

For the beginning create a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. Select after that the Paint Bucket Tool (G) and give the new file the color #7EC21D

Christmas ornament balls

Next select the Rectangle Tool (U) and represent several vertical lines that will form the wallpapers. The color’s code is #008C7F

Christmas ornament balls

Next choose the Custom Shape Tool (U) and pick up a fir tree’s figure:

Christmas ornament balls

Place them on the basic picture by copying them firstly (Ctrl+J) as it is represented below, selecting the color of the lines.

Christmas ornament balls

Place them also on the lines, choosing the color of the background this way getting the wallpapers we want:

Christmas ornament balls

Next take the Ellipse Tool (U) and draw three circles of the same sizes, later becoming nice fir tree’s balls:

Christmas ornament balls

Set the next Blending Options>Drop Shadow for the very top circle by making a mouse click on its layer on the layers’ panel:

Christmas ornament balls

Follow all the settings from below:

Christmas ornament balls
Christmas ornament balls
Christmas ornament balls

We’ve got finally a ball:

Christmas ornament balls

Do the same operations with those two circles too, but change their gradients. The rest of the settings are the same with the first one:

Christmas ornament balls

You should get the same thing from below:

Christmas ornament balls
Christmas ornament balls

All the balls are already made:

Christmas ornament balls

Take now the Line Tool (U) and represent the toys’ threads:

Christmas ornament balls

Select the Rectangle Tool (U) and stretch out the figure on the whole canvas. Fill 0% on the layer on the layers’ panel and set the next demonstrated Blending Options:

Christmas ornament balls

The new layer we’ve got must be situated under the layers containing the balls and the threads:

Christmas ornament balls

Now let’s decorate the balls. Select again the Custom Shape Tool (U) and choose on the top panel the star and the snowflake figures:

Christmas ornament balls
Christmas ornament balls

Select for the beginning the snowflake and represent a kind of decoration like the next one. Its color’s code is #5E0B61. Mark out all the layers with the snowflakes applying the (Ctrl+Left Click) on the layers’ palette. Then press Ctrl+E for the layers to be put into a single one. Erase the elements coming outside the ball’s edges, applying the Eraser Tool (E).

Christmas ornament balls

Next, let’s place the stars on the picture:

Christmas ornament balls

Put together all the layers containing the stars as we did with the snowflakes’ layers. Set the next gradient’s parameters:

Christmas ornament balls
Christmas ornament balls

The unnecessary elements should be erased. You should get the next picture on this stage:

Christmas ornament balls

Now let’s make several lines we as we did with the wallpapers. The color’s code is #0B296F. Put together all the layers, applying the next transformation (Ctrl+T). Click on the right mouse’s buttons, choosing the Warp option. Fill 40% on the layers and select Blending mode-Linear Light

Christmas ornament balls
Christmas ornament balls

The final result!
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