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Christmas Card

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marina


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Registered: November 2002
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I made the background using a circular gradient-lt green to dk green. Then I added the text. Next I selected one of the christmas balls in the photo (without the cap) and pasted this to a new layer. I filled in the ornament with a circular gradient-lt red to dk red. New layer-added a linear gradient-foreground to transparent- using white as the foreground color for the top highlight. Adjusted the size of this highlight with free transform in order to bring it just to the top of the ball. The technique for this was posted in the dpreview forum as a tutorial for making little round glass buttons. I thought it might work well for an ornament. New layer-small rectangle using the rectangular marquee tool filled with a metalic (brass) linear gradient for the cap. Placed this layer behind the ornament to hide the bottom of the rectangle. I added the string to this layer and used the dodge and burn tool to highlight it. The little loop for the string was made with the eliptical marquee tool. I added a five pixel border to the selection and filled it with color picked from the cap. Erased the bottom of it to make it a half circle.
· Date: 12/10/2002 · Views: 8050 · Filesize: 54.9kb · Dimensions: 390 x 540 ·
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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
Location: Chicago suburb
Posts: 790
12/10/2002 12:53pm

Very nicely done. Makes a sophisticated looking card. And thanks for that detailed description of how to do this. This pic and info goes into my keeper file!

Phyllis
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phili1

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Registered: March 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 237
12/10/2002 4:29pm

Its a winner Marina, Very nicely done, Is a Hall Mark edition.
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jessie
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Registered: October 2002
Location: orlando fl
12/11/2002 3:02pm

Really nice image. It really does look like a holiday card!!! Merry Christmas!
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T Paul

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Registered: August 2001
Location: USA
Posts: 2,987
12/13/2002 12:16pm

Such a simple image, yet so striking! It definitely looks like a professional card! Great job! My favorite part is the lighting on the ornament; it really makes it look 3D and gives it such a glow. Thanks for the great description too!

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niagra

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Registered: October 2002
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12/13/2002 3:09pm

Excellent and absolutely beautiful. Merry Christmas!
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mama alligator

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Registered: August 2002
Location: Ottawa, Canada
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12/14/2002 10:56pm

Beautiful gradient on the ornament. Love the red.
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Wanda Schwind
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Registered: January 2002
Location: Ohio
12/23/2002 5:25pm

Perfection!!

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sej
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Registered: January 2003
Location: Caldwell, Idaho, US
1/18/2003 1:15am

I especially like the glow from behind the bulb. It gives it the 3D look and really makes it pop out. Most excellent!
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Janet Petty

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Registered: January 2004
Location: Mid-South
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3/17/2004 5:05pm

Excellent. Absolutely excellent. The description is superb and one I could follow enough to create my own art work.

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Timbo

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Registered: July 2004
Location: Sheffield UK
8/5/2004 9:33am

great job and cool description.............it works. Nice one.

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bootsiebrower
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2/21/2007 11:08am

Very nice! Thanks for the instruction-
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