Today, we have put together a collection of Photoshop & Illustrator Christmas tutorials. So put your learning hat on, and explore some new creative ideas this festive season!
Have you ever wanted to design Christmas trees, bells, candles and other things things? How about drawing a cute Reindeer, a Christmas stocking choc-full of presents, or even a zombie Santa Claus?
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Merry Christmas Zombie Poster (Illustrator Tutorial)
In this not so festive Christmas tutorial you will learn how to create the above Zombie Santa Claus using some simple Illustrator tips.
Create a Festive Cocktail (Photoshop Tutorial)
With this tutorial, you will be shown how to create this festive and delicious looking cocktail using Photoshop’s 3D capabilities.
Painting a Santa Greeting Card (Photoshop Tutorial)
This tutorial will take you through the step-by-step process of how the digital painting above was created, learning advanced painting techniques such as working with custom brushes and color arrangement.
Creating an Earthy Christmas Tree (Illustrator Tutorial)
Using Illustrator CS5, this tutorial will show you how to create the above Christmas tree giving it a lovely earthy/grainy feel.
Magic Christmas Scene with Flying Santa (Photoshop Tutorial)
Create a Cute Vector Reindeer Character (Illustrator Tutorial)
In this tutorial you will learn how to design the cute little vector reindeer you can see above. You'll begin by creating the basic structure of the reindeer with basic shapes, then build up the details with gradients and effects.
Create Beautiful Fluffy Christmas Clouds (Photoshop Tutorial)
In this Photoshop tutorial you will be shown how to create dramatic fluffy clouds with the added bonus of Father Christmas flying through them on his sleigh.
Create a Gingerbread Cookie Scene (Photoshop Tutorial)
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to build a seasonal gingerbread cookie using copies of a single Smart Object. This technique will allow you to quickly update the shape of the cookie with very little effort so that you can make multiple cookies for the overall scene.
Unusual Christmas Card Tutorial (Photoshop Tutorial)
Create a Christmas Greeting Card (Illustrator Tutorial)
This Illustrator tutorial takes you through the steps of creating a nice Christmas greeting card with colorful presents to stuff the Christmas stocking.
Pretty Girl in Christmas Suit Tutorial (Photoshop Tutorial)
Create a Christmas Holiday Portrait (Photoshop Tutorial)
Using only one brush and the Smudge, Line, Burn & Dodge tools, in this tutorial you will learn how to replicate the Christmas themed portrait that you can see above.
How to Draw a Cute Santa (Illustrator Tutorial)
You will learn how to create the above vector illustration of Santa Claus in this tutorial, using gradients, shading and lighting.
Create a Last-Minute Holiday e-Card (Photoshop Tutorial)
This Photoshop tutorial shows you a very easy way to create a beautiful Christmas wallpaper or even an e-card to send to your friends or clients.
Beautiful Christmas Vision Tutorial (Photoshop Tutorial)
This Photoshop tutorial will show you how to create this beautiful Christmas wallpaper, teaching pen tool and smudge tool techniques and about using paths effectivley.
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Christmas Scene Tutorial (Photoshop Tutorial)
In this tutorial you will learn how to turn a daytime summer photo into an seosonal night time scene and creating a Christmas card with Santa visiting kids' houses and leaving gifts.
Create a Magical Christmas Calendar (Photoshop Tutorial)
Christmas Wallpaper (Photoshop Tutorial)
In this tutorial you will be shown how to create a tasty candy-cane styled 3D text in Cinema 4D, then importing it into Photoshop to create the background.
Santa Claus Wallpaper Tutorial (Photoshop Tutorial)
In this tutorial you will learn how to design a Christmas desktop wallpaper with a very cheerful and bright Santa Claus at its center.
Festive Ornamental Christmas Text Effect (Photoshop Tutorial)
In this tutorial you’ll learn how to create 3D Studio Max 3D text, and then how to import the ornamental text effect into Photoshop.
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Create a 2013 Happy New Year Card (Photoshop Tutorial)
In this Photoshop CS6 tutorial you will learn how to create this cheerful and colorful 2013 New Year holiday card.