Photoshop Holiday Tutorials

by Fred Showker

Photoshop Madness, Photoshop Holiday Wallpaper Tutorials

PHOTOSHOP MADNESS for December These have been volleyed all over the internet by those "20 best" tweeters, all taking credit for the tutorials. However, we've dug a little deeper and found the actual original authors. While these are billed as "wallpaper" -- large images to fill the background desktop -- in reality they are works of art regardless of what they're used for. Photoshop is a tool for professionals to create design, layout and Photo editing for clients. However, it can also be a personal toy for creating art just for you.

Tell us about your favorites, whether you created them, or just found them on the web.

Frosted Snow Scene Wallpaper

Frosted Snow Scene Wallpaper

Created by Vlad Gerasimov from Irkutsk, Russia. Vlad specialized in some fanciful art -- and you can visit his studios at vladstudio.com. This wallpaper tutorial features Frosted Effects with soft, fluffy, cloud-like shapes of frost.
Frosted Snow Scene Wallpaper Frosted Snow Scene Wallpaper


 

Photoshop Sketchy Christmas Wallpaper

Photoshop Sketchy Christmas Wallpaper

Johnson Koh, a graphic and web designer in Singapore, put this tutorial together illustrating a sketchy technique to create this holiday wallpaper for Christmas! Besides watercolor, pencil sketching and simple lighting effects, you'll be drawing some images with mouse, or pen and tablet.
Photoshop Sketchy Christmas Wallpaper Photoshop Sketchy Christmas Wallpaper


 

Blue Snow Tree scene wallpaper tutorial

Blue Snow Tree scene wallpaper tutorial

Dainis Graveris is a designer from Latvia, obsessed with design trends, developing web-sites using CSS, HTML, xhtml, WordPress and designing at Adobe Flash, Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks. In this tutorial he uses Adobe Photoshop's pen tool, paths, smudge and some 3D effects in Photoshop to create this misty vision (More)
Blue Snow Tree scene wallpaper tutorial Blue Snow Tree scene wallpaper tutorial


 

Photoshop holiday wallpaper, snow and tree

Photoshop holiday wallpaper, snow and tree

Go through these easy steps and techniques to design beautiful Christmas wallpaper featuring a levitating tree on a red grediant snow sky and snow. Will also make a great holiday card. (Adobetutorialz provides no info or links about the author of this tutorial who is named only as "Art-D")
Photoshop holiday wallpaper, snow and tree Photoshop holiday wallpaper, snow and tree (Final piece here)


 

Water tutorial could be a snow scene

Water tutorial could be a snow scene

This tutorial by Anastacia Sholik dates back to 2007. (You can see some of Anastacia's superb art at either LiveJournal; deviantart.com, Киев, Ukraine) Create this pictorial background in Photoshop with some easy layering and drawing texhniques including luminescent ornaments -- your own brush and Layer Masks complete the tutorial suite
Water tutorial could be a snow scene Water tutorial could be a snow scene


 

Fantasy Holiday tree of lights

Fantasy Holiday tree of lights

While 'green' isn't necessarily the color we would have chosen, in this photoshop tutorial you create a stylized Christmas tree design with stars and lights. (Another one by 'Art-D' no original author info provided by AdobeTutorialz)
Fantasy Holiday tree of lights Fantasy Holiday tree of lights (full size)


 

Playful typography wallpaper tutorial

Playful typography wallpaper tutorial

While not holiday specific, some playful liberties with type makes a background wallpaper with a simplistic statement. Select the word of your choice! No innovative techniques used here -- just basics and common sense. This tutorial by Steve Tolley was found at online-photoshoptutorials.com via Steve's flickr.com photo stream, however no other information was immediately available about him.
Playful typography wallpaper tutorial Playful typography wallpaper tutorial (PSD Source File)


 

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