Happy Birthday Postcard

 
Place this layer under the basic layer containing the stars and blur it out with the usual option Gaussian Blur.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Create now a new layer above the girl's layer and select the Brush Tool of Starburst - Small type to picture the flares on the girl's jewelry, changing a little the brush's size.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Insert on her hair a little more brightness and nuance. At the beginning we have to draw white stripes on that places we want the hair look brighter. Select the Brush Tool of Hard Round type for this operation and do it on a new layer. Blur out this layer (Gaussian Blur) and change its type on Overlay.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Process the same way the color which we want to be on her hair, but don't forget to minimize the Opacity till 35%,for example, just for the color not to look too mush intensive.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Make a copy of the sky's layer now (ctrl+j) and apply to this copy the following combination: Filter - Artistic - Rouge Pastels.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Change the layer's type on Soft Light and minimize the Opacity till 75%.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Combine now all the layers: Layer - Merge Visible (shift+ctrl+e) and make a copy of this final layer (ctrl+j). Apply the next filter for the new layer too: Filter - Sketch - Halftone Pattern.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs 

Take now the Eraser Tool with smooth edges and erase the stripes situated upper the stars and the girl, and then minimize the Opacity of the layer till 20%.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Insert the illustration in a frame finally by choosing the next usual instruments designed for this manipulation: the Crop Tool and the Rectangular Tool.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs
  


Insert on a new layer now the picture of a little baby.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Erase the background the child is situated on with Polygonal Lasso Tool and insert this picture in our illustration's corner.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Create the layer's mask: Layer - Add Layer Mask - Reveal all. Take now the Gradient Tool to hide the picture in that place it covers the frame.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Select the next command: Layer - Remove Layer Mask - Apply and correct baby's color (Selective Color).

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Create a new layer now and insert several stars on the baby's cheek then minimize the layer's Opacity till 30% (change the angle of their placement selecting the usual option, Free Transform).

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Using the Type Tool, write the next expression, applying Angelina type.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Applying the next command Layer - Rasterize - Layer, copy it and make it white with the next combination: Image - Adjustments - Brightness/Contrast.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

Blur out the colored layer (Gaussian Blur) and combine the layers containing the text (ctrl+e). Then make a copy of the final layer and turn it vertically: Edit - Transform - Flip Horizontal. The command Edit - Transform - Perspective will help us to make the corrections on it.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

The layer's Opacity should be around 55%.

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs 

Introduce several more stars and threads, separated one from another, placed on both girl's sides. Change the stars' angle to create the illusion of the stars' breaking away and falling down:

designing Happy Birthday Postcard in adobe Photoshop cs

The illustration is ready!

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4 Responses to "Happy Birthday Postcard"

 
veronica Rating: ratingfullratingemptyratingemptyratingemptyratingempty Unrated
said this on 04 Feb 2008 6:55:17 PM MDT
horrible!!!!!

 
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said this on 02 May 2008 10:42:08 AM MDT
simple , nice , and quiet helpful

 
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said this on 01 Aug 2008 3:09:19 PM MDT
very easy and bauiful.please continue...

 
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said this on 27 Jul 2010 9:15:09 PM MDT
lyk it all except th baby ..




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