Holiday Card

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    Very nice Naroth! the glowing jellyfish are great, and the squid made me giggle hehe

  • @Thrace-Shirley-Mears Thank you 🙂 Thrace.
    @Sarah-LuAnn Hey Sarah, for that I duplicated the finish painted ones and I put them behind the original, made them a little a bit bigger then I went to Filter => Blur = Gaussian Blur; from there you adjust the blur to your liking. It will looks like it glows. Thank you.
    @Rich-Green Thanks a lot Rich!
    @DanetteDraws Thanks Danette, I totally agree on the gifts they are too evenly placed. Thanks for the compliment and tips I'll go and play around with those boxes a bit.
    @Dulcie Thank you Dulcie, i'm very happy that you think it's different! yay haha
    @Rob-Smith Thanks Rob! I hope so too.
    @Lynn-Larson hehe I like those squids too. Thank you!

  • This is what it might look like on the card, not sure if I should do a fold or just single side and write something in the back. christmas-card-layout.jpg

  • Love the card. Great work. But my suggestion is loose the Merry Christmas. You've already said it with the image. If you want it on the inside of the card, go for it but don't let the text ruin the image. Always impressed by the work that you do.

  • @Ben-J-Hutchison Thanks Ben that is a very good suggestion! I really don't like working with text but you have a point about the image itself already talks. I think I'll get rid of it too plus my writing is not great. Thanks again!

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    I like it without the text too. Love the sweet whale face and the colors you use. How did you make those jellyfish glow like that?

  • @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen Hi Marsha, Thank you for the kind comment. I do not know if you know that I work digitally, however that glowing effect was created by Blur effect in photoshop. I duplicated the painted jellyfish then put the duplicated ones behind the original. I increased the size of the duplicate ones a bit then I went to Effect => Blur => Gaussian Blur. From there you can adjust the Blur to your liking. You should get the glowing effect like this.

    If you are looking for the glow effect using traditional medium like watercolor and acrylic I recommend watching @Lee-White tutorial/course called LET IT GLOW. Here the link

  • So cute! I like that the snow is waves and you've done a whale instead of the regular winter animals!

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    @Naroth-Kean Awesome! Thanks for the link.

  • @bharris Thank you! I'm glad you see that!!!
    @Marsha-Kay-Ottum-Owen no problem at all and I love the course.

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