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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.

You may be interested in the following related posts:

Christmas Wallpapers Link

Christmas Tree Link

Christmas Balls Link

Decoration Link

Holy Text Link

Christmas Cards Link

More Christmas Stuff Link

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  1. 1 /2008/11/23/45-winter-wonderland-photos/
  2. 2 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2910/1/The-Santa-Claus-Wallpaper
  3. 3 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2910/1/The-Santa-Claus-Wallpaper
  4. 4 http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/night-before-christmas-photoshop-tutorial-and-wallpaper/
  5. 5 http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/night-before-christmas-photoshop-tutorial-and-wallpaper/
  6. 6 http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/beautiful-christmas-vision-tutorial-and-wallpaper/
  7. 7 http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/tutorials/night-before-christmas-photoshop-tutorial-and-wallpaper/
  8. 8 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3024/1/Creative-christmas-cards
  9. 9 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3024/1/Creative-christmas-cards
  10. 10 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2914/1/Christmas-ornaments-wallpaper
  11. 11 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2914/1/Christmas-ornaments-wallpaper
  12. 12 http://www.eyesontutorials.com/articles/312/1/How-to-create-Christmas-Wallpapers-or-Backgrounds/Page1.html
  13. 13 http://www.eyesontutorials.com/articles/312/1/How-to-create-Christmas-Wallpapers-or-Backgrounds/Page1.html
  14. 14 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2912/1/Christmas-Balls-Wallpaper
  15. 15 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2912/1/Christmas-Balls-Wallpaper
  16. 16 http://www.myinkblog.com/2008/11/05/a-very-snowy-tutorial/
  17. 17 http://www.myinkblog.com/2008/11/05/a-very-snowy-tutorial/
  18. 18 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2906/8/Merry-Christmas-Greeting
  19. 19 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2533/1/Christmas-Tree
  20. 20 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2533/1/Christmas-Tree
  21. 21 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2533/1/Christmas-Tree
  22. 22 http://www.teamphotoshop.com/articles-The-Techniques-Photoshop-Christmas-Tree-5,8,79a.html
  23. 23 http://www.teamphotoshop.com/articles-The-Techniques-Photoshop-Christmas-Tree-5,8,79a.html
  24. 24 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2525/1/Drawing-Christmas-Trees
  25. 25 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2525/1/Drawing-Christmas-Trees
  26. 26 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2909/1/We-wish-you-a-Merry-Christmas-illustration
  27. 27 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2909/1/We-wish-you-a-Merry-Christmas-illustration
  28. 28 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3020/1/Christmas-tree
  29. 29 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3020/1/Christmas-tree
  30. 30 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3021/1/Merry-Christmas-tree-design
  31. 31 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3021/1/Merry-Christmas-tree-design
  32. 32 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2918/1/Fresh-Christmas-Tree
  33. 33 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2918/1/Fresh-Christmas-Tree
  34. 34 http://www.eyesontutorials.com/articles/309/1/Christmas-Wallpaper/Page1.html
  35. 35 http://www.eyesontutorials.com/articles/309/1/Christmas-Wallpaper/Page1.html
  36. 36 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2542/1/Christmas-tree-design
  37. 37 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2542/1/Christmas-tree-design
  38. 38 http://www.heathrowe.com/ornament.aspx
  39. 39 http://www.heathrowe.com/ornament.aspx
  40. 40 http://www.heathrowe.com/ornament.aspx
  41. 41 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2524/1/Christmas-Balls-Design
  42. 42 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2524/1/Christmas-Balls-Design
  43. 43 http://www.dwphotoshop.com/photoshop/glassornaments.php
  44. 44 http://www.dwphotoshop.com/photoshop/glassornaments.php
  45. 45 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3028/1/Christmas-ornaments-lights-balls
  46. 46 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3028/1/Christmas-ornaments-lights-balls
  47. 47 http://www.blog.0tutor.com/post.aspx?id=59&titel=Glowing-christmas-ball-tutorial
  48. 48 http://www.blog.0tutor.com/post.aspx?id=59&titel=Glowing-christmas-ball-tutorial
  49. 49 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2916/1/Christmas-ornament-balls
  50. 50 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2916/1/Christmas-ornament-balls
  51. 51 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3019/1/Christmas-Balls
  52. 52 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3019/1/Christmas-Balls
  53. 53 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3025/1/Christmas-ornament-balls
  54. 54 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/3025/1/Christmas-ornament-balls
  55. 55 http://www.dwphotoshop.com/photoshop/CandlebridgeTut1.php
  56. 56 http://www.dwphotoshop.com/photoshop/CandlebridgeTut1.php
  57. 57 http://www.slicktutorials.com/3d-snow-globe
  58. 58 http://www.slicktutorials.com/3d-snow-globe
  59. 59 http://psdguide.blogspot.com/2008/11/create-cute-xmas-candle-in-photoshop.html
  60. 60 http://psdguide.blogspot.com/2008/11/create-cute-xmas-candle-in-photoshop.html
  61. 61 http://psdfan.com/designing/christmas-wrapped-text-effect/
  62. 62 http://psdfan.com/designing/christmas-wrapped-text-effect/
  63. 63 http://www.quantumpetshop.com/tutorials/text/frost1.asp
  64. 64 http://www.quantumpetshop.com/tutorials/text/frost1.asp
  65. 65 http://www.tutorialwiz.com/snow_on_text/
  66. 66 http://www.tutorialwiz.com/snow_on_text/
  67. 67 http://newtutorials.com/christmas-text-tutorial.htm
  68. 68 http://newtutorials.com/christmas-text-tutorial.htm
  69. 69 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2905/1/Merry-Christmas-Card
  70. 70 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2905/1/Merry-Christmas-Card
  71. 71 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2907/8/Dancing-Santa-Claus-and-Christmas-Tree
  72. 72 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2907/8/Dancing-Santa-Claus-and-Christmas-Tree
  73. 73 http://www.pstut.com/tutorial-christmas-card.html
  74. 74 http://www.pstut.com/tutorial-christmas-card.html
  75. 75 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2531/1/Christmas-color-conceptual-graphic
  76. 76 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2531/1/Christmas-color-conceptual-graphic
  77. 77 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2538/1/Gifts-snowing-on-Christmas
  78. 78 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2538/1/Gifts-snowing-on-Christmas
  79. 79 http://www.eyesontutorials.com/articles/5142/1/Christmas-Greetings-Postcard/Page1.html
  80. 80 http://www.eyesontutorials.com/articles/5142/1/Christmas-Greetings-Postcard/Page1.html
  81. 81 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2919/1/We-wish-you-a-Merry-Christmas
  82. 82 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2919/1/We-wish-you-a-Merry-Christmas
  83. 83 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2913/1/Merry-Christmas-Greeting-Card
  84. 84 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2913/1/Merry-Christmas-Greeting-Card
  85. 85 http://phonuts.org/?p=570
  86. 86 http://phonuts.org/?p=570
  87. 87 http://psdtuts.com/tutorials/designing-tutorials/how-to-create-a-glittery-christmas-card/
  88. 88 http://psdtuts.com/tutorials/designing-tutorials/how-to-create-a-glittery-christmas-card/
  89. 89 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2911/1/Draw-Merry-Christmas-Illustration
  90. 90 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2911/1/Draw-Merry-Christmas-Illustration
  91. 91 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2536/1/Christmas-Shiny-Background
  92. 92 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2536/1/Christmas-Shiny-Background
  93. 93 http://pinklilies.deviantart.com/art/Xmas-Brush-Set-25512748
  94. 94 http://pinklilies.deviantart.com/art/Xmas-Brush-Set-25512748
  95. 95 http://www.photoshopstar.com/graphics/create-your-own-snowflakes/
  96. 96 http://www.photoshopstar.com/graphics/create-your-own-snowflakes/
  97. 97 http://www.webdesign.org/web/photoshop/drawing-techniques/christmas-rss-icon-exclusive-tutorial.13830.html
  98. 98 http://www.webdesign.org/web/photoshop/drawing-techniques/christmas-rss-icon-exclusive-tutorial.13830.html
  99. 99 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2530/1/Pretty-Girl-in-Christmas-Suit
  100. 100 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2530/1/Pretty-Girl-in-Christmas-Suit
  101. 101 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2532/1/Christmas-Blue-Candle
  102. 102 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2532/1/Christmas-Blue-Candle
  103. 103 http://www.graphicdesignclass.com/intermediate-school/rudolph-red-nose-reindeer/
  104. 104 http://www.graphicdesignclass.com/intermediate-school/rudolph-red-nose-reindeer/
  105. 105 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/resources/tutorials/christmas-hat/
  106. 106 http://www.ndesign-studio.com/resources/tutorials/christmas-hat/
  107. 107 http://www.photoshopstar.com/web-design/christmas-themed-web-layout/
  108. 108 http://www.photoshopstar.com/web-design/christmas-themed-web-layout/
  109. 109 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2907/1/Dancing-Santa-Claus-and-Christmas-Tree
  110. 110 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2907/1/Dancing-Santa-Claus-and-Christmas-Tree
  111. 111 http://yoonie-at-home.blogspot.com/2007/12/christmas-ornament-tutorial.html
  112. 112 http://www.adobetutorialz.com/articles/2536/1/Christmas-Shiny-Background
  113. 113 /2008/11/23/45-winter-wonderland-photos/
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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.

  1. 1

    VERY COOL POST!!!

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

    ;)

    -4
  2. 2

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

    -18
  3. 3

    very nice

    merry xmas to all ya

    4
  4. 4

    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!

    -14
  5. 5

    Overuse of ‘Beautiful’ Fail.

    -11
  6. 6

    SM Rocks !!!! Thank you !!!

    5
  7. 7

    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…

    -6
  8. 8

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

    -8
  9. 9

    just another awesome post
    thx

    -8
  10. 10

    Thanks again for your nice tutorials. Merry Xmas.

    -3
  11. 11

    sorry.. posts … not only tuts :)

    -7
  12. 12

    Cool!
    Thanks

    -4
  13. 13

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

    -2
  14. 14

    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

    0
  15. 15

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

    -14
  16. 17

    All nice tutorials, Good job rounding them up.

    3
  17. 18

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

    -2
  18. 19

    “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?

    -2
  19. 20

    wow, very beautiful

    -1
  20. 21

    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!

    -1

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