Happy easter postcard

Happy easter postcard
Happy easter postcard
This tutorial will show you how to activate some of the ‘Easter Eggs’ in Photoshop.

Begin your work by creating a new file (File>New), having 1280×1024 px and 72 dpi. There will be selected the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill the new file with the color #F8E183

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Next step select the Custom Shape Tool (U) to represent the rays on the picture of the color #EBA341

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Create a new layer, marking out the rays’ layers and the new one, holding on CTRL button (press CTRL+E) Select the next solution for the combined layer: Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur

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Choose the Ellipse Tool (E) to draw the sun, colored with #FFF7A4

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Blending Options>Outer Glow

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Create a new layer on which should be applied a standard brush of black color for drawing the horizon.

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On the next layer we’ll use the same brush, applied recently to represent the grass glade, setting the necessary parameters on the tools’ panel:

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Choose again the Ellipse Tool (U) to picture this time an Easter egg. Its shape may be changed with the Convert Point Tool, having the color #313797

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The Rectangle Tool (U) is necessary to use for representing an ornament on the egg. Applying Free Transform option, it’s possible to incline a little the ornament on the right side. The layer’s color is #F26D2C

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Stroke

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Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the ornament’s layers and the egg’s layer (on the layers’ panel).

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Make two copies of the new made layer and select Free Transform solution to place the copies as below. Move off the layer’s effects from the layers – copies.

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Apply the earlier operation when making a mouse click between the layers while pressing Alt button.

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Happy easter postcard

Continue representing the ornament by choosing again the Rectangle Tool (U) and picture a stripe, colored with #FFC706. Select Free Transform option to incline the stripe to the right side and then select Add Anchior Point Tool to insert several tops as it is shown on the next image. The Convert Point Tool will be helpful in drawing a wavy stripe.

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Pres Alt button and make a mouse click between the layers (on the layers’ panel).

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Next we’ll choose again the Custom Shape Tool (U) to introduce on the made ornament several flowers:

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Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the layers (on the layers’ panel).

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Make three copies of the earlier represented primary egg’s layer and apply Free Transform selection to change the copies’ sizes, their inclining direction and the copies’ placement on the picture.

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Select again the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw the ornament on the Easter egg.

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Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the ornament’s layers and the basic egg’s layer (on the layers’ panel).

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Select the same tool for creating two more alternating ornament’s layers:

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Press Alt button to make a mouse click between the layers (on the layers’ panel).

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Next we’ll select again the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw a lot of colored small circles:

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Continue representing the ornament on the next egg. Select also the Custom Shape Tool (U) to insert a small flower, colored with #F86716. After that we shall apply the Convert Point Tool to mark out the upper tops of the star and then making the appropriate corrections it’s possible to get a flower out of the star:

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Stroke

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Make a copy of the earlier made ornament’s layer and select Free Transform option to change the copies’ sizes, placing them as below:

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Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the layers (on the layers’ panel).

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On this stage we’ll choose the Ellipse Tool (U) to represent on the central part of each shown flower a small circle, colored with #FCBF0B. Next we’ll make the same operation when pressing Alt button and clicking between the layers (on the layers’ panel).

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Continue picturing the ornament by applying the Rectangle Tool (U). The Free Transform selection gives the possibility to make the inclination of the ornament to the left side.

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Hold on Alt button and make a mouse click between the layers (on the layers’ panel).

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Now we have to draw a wavy stripe, colored with #FFC706, the same way we did before. After that we shall make a copy of the stripe’s layer and then apply Free Transform option to situate the copy the same way indicated next picture:

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Press Alt button while making a mouse click between the layers (on the layers’ panel).

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Choose again the Ellipse Tool (U) to draw six small circles, colored with #FDCB2C

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Press Alt button and make a mouse click between the layers (on the layers’ panel).

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Next step includes applying again the Ellipse Tool (U) and continue representing the ornament on the egg. It has the same color the circles have. We may change the elements’ shape with the Convert Point Tool and change their inclination with Free Transform solution.

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Continue representing the ornament for our last Easter egg, using the Ellipse Tool (U).

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Select the Custom Shape Tool (U) that is helpful when drawing many small stars, colored with #FEC311. as it is shown below:

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Create a new layer and select for it the earlier mentioned brush to represent the grass on the front plan (in front of the Easter eggs).

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Choose on this layer the Burn Tool (O) to represent a kind of darkening on the places shown below:

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Next we shall introduce the congratulation text (used font Bud Easy) and it will be our last stage of representing this picture.

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The layer’s parameters: Blending Options>Stroke

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Gradient’s parameters:

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Finished!

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