Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

In GBG eZine August 2011 issue we prepared a Photoshop tutorial called “How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop”

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

1. In Photoshop create a new file. Dimensions and the resolution of the file are: 5×4 inches at 300 dpi

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

2. Pick the color for, so called, “zero layer” (which will represent the background), in this case we made it #ddd3b5

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

3. The fastest way to color the layer is to select the color with the color picker and press Alt+Backspace to color the whole layer.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

4. Now, hit F5 to get the Photoshop bruses window and select “Replace brushes” from the drop down menu. We are going to load the brushes we need for our wedding invitation.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

5. Select the brushes of your choice, in this example I used Circled Hearts PREMIUM Photoshop brushes set

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

6. Now, we need to load another set for our wedding invitation. So, again, from the Photoshop brushes menu select “Load Brushes” option.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

7. Second set I used in this example is Hearts (grunge) Photoshop brushes PREMIUM set

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

8. Now it’s time to play a bit. Select Circled Hearts Photoshop brushes and change “Shape Dynamics” as shown on the image above.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

9. Now adjust the “Scattering” as we did in the image above, or adjust it to your taste.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

10. Play a bit with the “Spacing” setting.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

11. Now, it’s time to pick a color for out brushes. We wanted to make it bit lighter than the background of our wedding invitation. (#ede7d5)

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

12. And paint with the brush. Just drag the mouse around the image (make sure you have the brush tool selected/active, press “B” if you don’t)

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

13. Time to color our second brush pattern, we picked a color which is a bit darker than the background this time. (Make sure you have the Photoshop brush tool selected. Press “B” if you don’t.)

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

14. We recommend adding a new layer above the background at this point as it will be easier to manipulate it in case something goes wrong.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

15. So, we used the same brush again, but this time we made it a bit smaller. Drag the “Size” slider to decrease the size of the brush.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

16. Now, paint with the new brush settings across the background.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

17. Time to add a new layer now.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

18. Draw a rectangle selection using “Rectangular Marquee Tool”.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

19. Select “Fill” option from the “Edit” menu item (Shortcut: Shift+F5)

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

20. In this case, we selected white color.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

21. Now change the layer opacity to make the white rectangular transparent

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

22. And add “Drop shadow” effect under Layer Style (Double click on the layer name to get the Layer Style window.)

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

23. And this is what your image should look like

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

24. Let’s add new layer now.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

25. And pick a color for a new brush shape, we selected #990000 red.

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

26. And, in this case we added some heart shapes from the Hearts (grunge) PREMIUM Photoshop brushes set

Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make a Wedding Invitation in Photoshop

27. Finally we added our wordings using Pristina font (download it here) and voila! Our wedding invitation is finished!

I hope you liked the tutorial.
Tutorial PSD and PNG files are awailable for download here –>>

To create this wedding invitation we used:

Circled hearts, Photoshop brushes set (40+40) Hearts Photoshop Brushes Set (32)
Circled hearts, Photoshop brushes set (40+40) Hearts Photoshop Brushes Set (32)
Circled hearts, Photoshop brushes, total of 80 brushes: 40 brushes up to 1653px and 40 brushes upt to 293px- Compatible with Photoshop 7.0 up to CS5

- Compatible with Photoshop Elements 3.0 and newer versions

- Also compatible with PC/Mac

- COMMERCIAL LICENSE

Hearts Photoshop brushes set of 32 brushes (981-1801px).- Compatible with Photoshop 7.0 up to CS5

- Compatible with Photoshop Elements 3.0 and newer versions

- Also compatible with PC/Mac

- COMMERCIAL LICENSE

Click here for preview:Circled hearts, Photoshop brushes set, 40 Click here for preview:Hearts Photoshop brushes set

Circled hearts, Photoshop brushes set (40+40) and Hearts Photoshop Brushes Set (32) are part of 800+ Photoshop brushes MEGA SET I

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