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Vintage Christmas Greeting Card in Photoshop

Tutorials Photo Manipulation 11600 Views November 22nd, 2013

In this new Christmas tutorial we are going to make a vintage greeting card. To make the vintage effect I will use a knitted fabric combined with some grunge old paper texture. You can choose one of my three greeting card templates and choose also the Christmas graphics inside the card. I used a Santa Claus vector graphic but you can of course try it with a snowman, with a Christmas night background, with a Christmas tree and so on.


In this quick tutorial we'll learn how to create a vintage Christmas greeting card in Photoshop using some simple techniques, textures and xmas vector graphics.

First you have to download this greeting card PSD template; we will use this template to create the xmas card.

Open the PSD file and inside you will find many layers that you can adjust and customize as you wish. I will only work with the Page 1 Layer, which is in fact a smart object. Double click on the layer thumbnail to open it.

Inside the Page 1 Layer you will find a smart object called Your Work; open again this object and inside we'll create the xmas card design.

So let's start creating the design. I added three layers, a rectangle, another rectangle and an ellipse with the colors shown in the image. The white rectangle has also a small size Drop Shadow effect.

I will now use one of these santa claus vector graphics.

Around the santa claus you can add some Christmas vector shapes; I've used snowflake custom shapes but you can use any xmas shape you want. Use

I will type "MERRY XMAS" using the intro free font. Learn how to install font in Photoshop from this quick tutoial for beginners.

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13 comment(s) for "Vintage Christmas Greeting Card in Photoshop"

Mireille D
12:42 AM Saturday, November 23, 2013
Thank you for this tutorial, I loved it!
My realization: reply
12:45 AM Saturday, November 23, 2013
Your knitted Christmas card looks great, better than mine :) reply
1:09 AM Monday, November 25, 2013
Wow, this is so cool! Thanks so much, excellent work! reply
Diego Solis
Diego Solis
1:09 AM Monday, November 25, 2013
Very cool! Can't wait to try it. reply
Mireille D
Mireille D
1:09 AM Monday, November 25, 2013
Thank you very much, this is nice! reply
4:27 AM Friday, November 29, 2013
Snowman Christmas Card inspired by this tutorial made by Franco reply
1:07 AM Saturday, November 30, 2013
What a nice tut!!! I enjoyed doing it greatly. Thanks a lot for the idea and the materials! Here's my result. reply
1:10 AM Saturday, November 30, 2013
Really cute Christmas card, I love it! reply
12:55 AM Friday, December 06, 2013
Christmas Greeting Card made by our facebook friend Franco Giovo reply
2:10 AM Tuesday, December 24, 2013
This tutorial was translated in Russian by team and I picked up some of my favorite greeting cards inspired by this tutorial, to feature on my blog.
This beautiful Snowman Christmas greeting card Photoshop template is made by nata_geo reply
1:30 PM Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Cute Santa Claus Festive Greeting Card made by Svetlana, that is perfect for Christmas and New Year holidays! reply
2:24 AM Friday, January 03, 2014
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2:25 AM Friday, January 03, 2014
this is a really cute Christmas greeting card :) reply

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