Liz brings us two new Photoshop Elements tutorials for making your Christmas photos really sparkle this year. In the first, she shows you how to use a custom brush to make the lights on your Christmas tree twinkle
just a little bit more. In the second, she uses a custom brush again to create a festive bokeh effect
for the background, so your subject will really stand out.
• Create Christmas Light Twinkle in Photoshop Elements
• Create Bokeh in Photoshop Elements
In this tutorial you'll use Corel Painter to paint a festive Christmas tree for the holidays. This project makes a great Holiday greeting card.
• Painting a Holiday Christmas Tree with Corel Painter
Download 3 free frames by Shelby Kate Schmitz for your Christmas projects. There is a wood frame with gold trim, a geometric red and green frame, and marble texture "Merry Christmas" frame. She's also included a high-resolution textured background which matches the Merry Christmas frame.
These frames are layered PSD files, which can be opened in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, or other software which supports PSD format. The frames are high resolution files, created with shapes and layer styles which can be resized and customized to your liking. Use the frames in your Christmas scrapbooks, greeting cards, and other Holiday projects, or just dissect them to learn how they were made.
• Layered Frames for Your Christmas Projects
The Christmas collection of free layer styles by Shelby Kate Schmitz includes shiny, glossy, plastic, and gel effects in red, green, gold, and silver colors for Christmas. They can be used with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. There is also a bonus set of red and green gradients on page 7
• Free Red & Green Christmas Layer Styles and Gradients