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Christmas Tree
By jusso11   |   Watch
75 30 21K (1 Today)
Published: December 9, 2008
This is a Christmas tree I made after seeing a bit of a tutorial online...
I didn't want the whole fancy background, just the basic look of the shapes used for the tree, so I based my shapes on that...

I got the lights by using jcphoto's image on that link...
The rest was just photoshop!
I was going to put it to the side, but I figured to the left would get in the way of Windows users who unlike me have a totally clean desktop :P (no icons, just the bar, and a dock), and on the right would get in the way of some Mac users who have icons other than the HD in the corner, so I left it in the centre so anyone can use it!

Let me know what you think, you can be nice or not, I don't mind!! I would really love some critique; amateur or professional, or just saying thanks and you downloaded!


If you download, please comment of fav; if you think its worthy to sit in your fav's folder =]
It's MUCH appreciated to know how my work is being received..

Thanks a lot for stopping by!

=]

Please take the time to open up my 2010 Christmas image in a new tab and see if it tickles your fancy! :) :
Christmas Hills

Doubly thank you!

25,000 downloads!
Thank you! Geezus...
I have no doubt that's due to external linking considering the lesser views - but hoooly cow, 11,000 views.
That's crazy.
Thank you everyone involved in those statistics!
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StanleyC16's avatar
used it for school project (making christmas card)
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jusso11Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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Giorgos128Hobbyist Photographer
niice ;)
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jusso11Student General Artist
Thanks!
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Naomi-TsukaStudent Interface Designer
I really love this! I used it here: [link]



I will take it down if you would like me to.
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jusso11Student General Artist
Ahh, and thanks for the fave :D
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Naomi-TsukaStudent Interface Designer
You're welcome
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jusso11Student General Artist
Nup, you can keep it up, it's fine :)

Nice work, and thanks :)
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Naomi-TsukaStudent Interface Designer
Thank you sooo much!!


=] and you're welcome
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Like this a lot! A Christmas image without the usual fuss!
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jusso11Student General Artist
Thanks :)

And thanks for the fave :)
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jusso11Student General Artist
Thanks!

And thanks for the fave!
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Very nice, can i use it as a wallpaper on my sys??
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jusso11Student General Artist
Yep - that's what the download is for ;)

Don't forget to fave it if you do! :)
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Hey I love this! It's going to be my desktop background for a bit, I hope that's okay. I love that it just glows from the dark, it's great! :D
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Thanks a lot! :)

That is totally fine, it's why it's available for download ;)

I'm glad you like it - thanks :)
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losangeleslovesmeHobbyist Digital Artist
i really really like this.
where was the tutorial at?
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jusso11Student General Artist
Thanks,
Umm, I honestly can't remember where the tutorial was, but it wasn't the same as this...the only similarity is that I based the shape of the tree on the pen tool shapes they used, as i'd never used the pen tool before, the rest is mine...

So, basically, a tutorial for this version would be..(In Photoshop)
Make some shapes with the pen tool that form a bit of a tree
Add a glow to these shapes
Use the shape tool to form a star at the top of the tree, and add a yellowy glow to this...
Once you have done that, either create your own christmas lights within the tree, or source an image of lights that you can manipulate to work into the image..
Once your done, add anything under the tree like presents if you want ( I tried this but it ruined it, haha)...or simply add a reflection by duplicating the layer, and adding a mask with a black gradient to cover parts of it...
There are a few tutorials around for reflections using masks

Hope this helps =]

Merry Christmas and thanks for adding this to your collection! =]
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losangeleslovesmeHobbyist Digital Artist
ok thanks.
wel li've been working on trying ot re-create that tree a bit.lol
and so far i think i might have it,im just trying to decide on some colors that go nicely together.

im thinking a black BG with a white tree and some blue glow with green+blue "lights"

merry christmas to you too.

and if u ever need a wallpaper i'd be happy to make one im not to busy with any major photoshop stuff now so i have some free time
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Ok cool, link me to what you come up with, I'd like to see it =]

Yeah, sounds pretty cool...for this one being my first attempt at anything of this kind, (and christmassy) I thought i'd just stick with traditional haha...

Okay, haha, thanks.. You too...

Also; you have some pretty cool stuff in your gallery :P
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losangeleslovesmeHobbyist Digital Artist
oh i will defiantly keep u posted just "watch" me or add me so i can find u..lol

and i am soon making a myspace aimed at design i'll give u the link when it's up.


thanks im trying to branch out and get into web design as well as wallpapers and stuff..
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Cool..

Well, like i said! Keep me posted =]
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