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Premium Tutorial: Christmas Ornament Wreath

christmas wreath

Get ready for the holiday season with this Christmas Ornament Wreath tutorial. We will be using a lot of Pen Tool and Ellipse Tool while combining some simple shapes and coloring with vivid color gradients. In addition, we’ll add the highlights using the Transparency Palette plus one or two effects. Best of all, we will have a great time exploring some nice techniques during the creation process. So, get ready to create a nice Christmas illustration.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Requirements: Adobe Illustrator

What will you get?

    • Instant download of PDF e-book (47 pages, 122 steps)
    • Comes with Ai file for easy reference
    • Detailed step by step tutorial to draw a nice realistic Christmas ornament wreath

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Create a New Document

1. Press (Ctrl + N) to create a new document. Select Pixels from the Units drop-down menu, enter 550px in the width box and 610px in the height box then click on the Advanced button. Select RGB, Screen (72ppi) and make sure that the Align New Objects to Pixel Grid box is unchecked before you click OK.

christmas wreath

2. The first thing to do is to pick the Ellipse Tool (L). Use this tool to create two shapes (465px by 465px) and (234px by 234px).

christmas wreath

christmas wreath

3. Select the two newly created circles, open the Align Palette (Window > Align) and click on the Horizontal Align Center button. Then click on the Vertical Align Center button.

christmas wreath

4. While having the circles selected, open the Pathfinder Palette (Window > Pathfinder) and click on the Exclude button. Next, fill the result with R=0, G=44, B=0.

christmas wreath

5. Pick the Pencil Tool (N) and draw a curved line as shown below.

christmas wreath

6. Keep working with the Pencil Tool (N). Draw other curved lines as you see in the image below.

christmas wreath

7. Now we'll create three grasses with different colors. Use the Pen Tool (P) to draw a curved line and fill it with None and then add a 2px stroke (apply linear gradient within stroke). Next, make two copies of the newly created grass and replace the existing color of them with a new linear gradient.

christmas wreath



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