60 Beautiful Christmas Photoshop Tutorials


Christmas is a holiday of love and family. It is the time of year when people come together to celebrate, when they realize that some things are more important than others. So why don’t you impress the people who are important to you with some unique Christmas cards or beautiful personal desktop wallpaper?

In this post, we present 60 beautiful Christmas Photoshop tutorials. You’ll learn how to design Christmas trees, snow globes, snowflakes, Christmas candles, Christmas balls and much more. Some designers go even further, taking the time to draw Christmas illustrations or replace old icons with festive ones. Often, designers will draw Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends or create a Christmas theme for their website layout.

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Dirk Metzmacher is a professional Photoshop trainer and book author with over 10 years of experience. He is also the creative mind behind (Photoshop-Weblog), a blog about techniques, tutorials and resources related to Adobe Photoshop.

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    Happy xmas for everyone! SM stills the #1!!


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    cool .. but not what I’m looking for…

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    very nice

    merry xmas to all ya

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    Nice images, but how incredibly hollow and superficial. All sanitized and secular, not one recognizes that the holiday is to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!

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    Overuse of ‘Beautiful’ Fail.

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    SM Rocks !!!! Thank you !!!

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    Guillaume Pelletier

    December 16, 2008 5:06 pm

    Some of these are really nice or quite novel. There are some, however, that don’t live up to the standards I would be expecting from Smashing Magazine. Perhaps a shorter list would have been better in this case.

    You guys are my first source of inspiration, keep up the good work!

    Edit: Oh and by the way, link on last image seems like it points to the wrong place…

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    Cool list. Thanks so much for including a MyInkBlog tutorial :)

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    I hate xmas and this “beautiful”(???!!!) post.
    It’s very better usually.
    Thanks for your work

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    just another awesome post

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    Thanks again for your nice tutorials. Merry Xmas.

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    sorry.. posts … not only tuts :)

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    half cool, half low quality…
    ok, half +1 cool :D

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    “Some ornaments and stars give a Christmas tree.
    The hat of Santa Claus. Just as we know it. ”

    it sounds like this was written by someone who doesn’t speak english.
    Doesn’t anyone edit these posts?

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    This is going to be VERY handy. Thanks a lot for providing this. I was a complete noob at photoshop but there are so many online tutorials that anyone can learn. Thanks again

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    All nice tutorials, Good job rounding them up.

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    I think this Christmas is a bit depressing. You can tell by looking through this post…

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    What a wonderful collection of inspiring works with tutorials to boot! Seeing images like these make me think quite differently than Chocho above — Christmas is the celebration of Light coming to a dark world. Thanks for keeping the spirit of joy alive through your fine work and then being a poor magician to tell us how you did it! Kudos!

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    great,cool **

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    wow, very beautiful,,

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    wow, very beautiful

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    C’mon guys, don’t mind about the overused “beautiful” or “me doesn’t speak english”.. It’s Christmas! Well 60 is way A LOT! But it’s ok!

    Thanks for this post!

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    SM Rocks !!!! Thank you !!!!!

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    Wow! I wish I would have discovered this before I sent out my Christmas cards! These tutorials can help me with travel photos as well (Travel-Writers-Exchange.com). Maybe I’ll take one of my photos from the UK and create a “Christmas” design using a picture of Edinburgh Castle.

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    most of them are not *smashing*

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    ok nice man :D me not have :( XD me copy :D

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    Thanks a lot!

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    Full with great ideas, nice work end helpful information and free of course.
    I just need this tutorials. Thanks for sharing with others.
    I always wont to know how somebody creates a wallpaper. Now I get a picture.

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    Nice & useful tools, thanks.

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    Nice ones!

    Needed the hat graphic.. :D

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    I HATE X-MAS !!!!!!!!!!!

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    This is very nice. Thanks for sharing

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    mannnnn this is sweeet

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    call me boyzzzz <3i love this

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    Thanks for the tutorial. Made me fall back in love with Photoshop!!

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    Everybody loves Raymond

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    i love chris
    christian and
    oh and i love jesse

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    Done my own video on how to do this too inspired by these excellent tutorials


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    I hope these articles will be helpful for Christmas ideas searchers : alfoart.com/christmas_fairy_wallpaper_1.html

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    very nice pictures i like it very much

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    Anand Chowdhary

    July 6, 2011 7:18 am

    Smashing !!!! :D

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    Amazing work Dirk! You’ve shown me the reason why I should give it a try in Web design :) Thanks for sharing!

    Black @ Polar Express Train Set of Lionel

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    very cool tutorial help me a lot in my photoshop class

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    Google food.

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    great job

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    very nice tutorials …..

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    Fantastic list of Christmasy tutorials, thanks for sharing!

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    this is just to much work right here !!!!

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