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Easter Photoshop Tutorial: Vector Postcard

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Easter is coming! This day is not just a great religious holiday, but it's the holiday of spring and nature that wakens from the long winter and charms us with its renewed beauty.

Spring brings the new life to the Earth and our souls. That’s why this season is considered to be the most suitable for creativity and new beginnings. We offer you to join this spring mood and discover the power of new achievements. In order to help you feel the necessary inspiration we'd like to offer you follow this Photoshop Easter Tutorial. Create a nice Vector Easter Postcard and congratulate your dearest people.

For you to know what we are going to draw here is the final result of the postcard.

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Let's start!

Step 1

We create a background and fill it with the color #bedff5 (Alt+Backspace).

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Step 2

Now we are going to draw our chicken. Create a new layer Shift CTRL+N. Take Ellipse Tool, color #fce66f and draw an oval.

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Step 3

Let's draw the head of the chicken using the same tool, but this time keeping CTRL, thus we will get not oval but a circle. Don’t forget to create a new layer, it gives you a chance to move every element in accordance with your composition.

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Step 4

The eye will be drawn the same way. Chose the color #000000

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Step 5

Choose Pen Tool, create a new layer. Take color #f42222 and draw a triangle.

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Duplicate it (press the thumbnail of the layer and choose Duplicate Layer). Place the layer next to the previous one. That is the result we have at the moment.

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Step 6

To draw an eggshell we need to make one more circle, this time white.

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Step 7

Take Pen Tool, choose Subtract from shape area, and point the peaks of the broken schell.

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Continue the selection thus hiding the upper part of the circle.

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Now we got the cracked eggshell.

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Step 8

Duplicate the layer with the eggshell. Flip it vertically and horizontally: Edit - Transform - Flip Horizontal/Vertical

Press CTRL+T and modify the size. Place it over the chicken’s head.

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Step 9

Draw one more oval, use color #efda6b.

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Press CTRL+T, now keep CTRL+SHIFT+ALT and modify the ends of the oval in order to get a little wing.

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Place it over the chicken.

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Step 10

Duplicate the layer of the wing. This time it will be one of the leaves. Modify the size CTRL+T. Change the color into #75a63: press the thumbnail of the layer (Vector Mask) and press ALT+Backspace.

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Step 11

Create a new layer and draw the leaf veins by means of Line Tool (color #4d791a).

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Step 12

Gather the vines into one group (select the thumbnails keeping CTRL and press G). Duplicate the group and Flip Horizontally. Place them on your leaf properly.

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Step 13

Duplicate your leaf layers and modify the size (CTRL + T) and colors.

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Step 14

Using the Pen Tool draw the flower stalk (color #5da11b)

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Step 15

This will be the easiest part. I advise you to add Nature Custom Shapes. In the window which opens press Append.

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Step 16

Using the custom shape draw the flower (Flower7)

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Step 17

Using Ellipse Tool and keeping CTRL draw a yellow circle in the middle.

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Step 18

Using the Grass Custom Shape (Grass2) draw some grass.

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Step 19

And now write down your wishes. I used Marck Script.

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Your card is ready! Now you can congratulate all your friends and demonstrate not only your best feelings, but also Photoshop skills. I do hope my explanations were easy enough and you will make the most of these useful Photoshop tricks in future. My best Easter wishes and congratulations to all of you. To play with our Postcard you can download PSD here.

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