DIY Holiday Cards in Photoshop: Merry & Bright!

Khara Plicanic, Photographer/Designer/Crafter

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10 Lessons (58m)
    • 1. Welcome!

    • 2. Before You Start

    • 3. Document Setup

    • 4. Build the Design

    • 5. Add Type

    • 6. It's All In the Details

    • 7. File Prep

    • 8. Add a Photo to the Back Side

    • 9. Final File Prep

    • 10. Lab Recommendation & How To


About This Class

DIY your way to holiday cheer—Photoshop style! This beginner-friendly course is part of a 4-course series, each featuring a different design and guiding you step-by-step, from a new blank Photoshop document, all the way to a finished (fully customizable), ready-to-print, holiday card. Use it as is—or as an inspirational starting point!

As you make your way through the course, you'll gain real-world experience in sought after Photoshop skills including:

  • formatting documents for print
  • working with color
  • adding and styling type
  • manipulating layers
  • correctly saving to various file formats
  • adding special effects like pattern overlays
  • and so much more

Everything you need is included: The carefully curated fonts, the pattern files, and illustrations. I'll even share my personal recommendation on where to order your finished cards from. 

All you need to bring to the table are whatever photo(s) you want to include, and access to Photoshop. It doesn't even have to be a current (or even recent) version. Really. Everything this design involves is accessible in pretty much any edition of Photoshop. (Yes, that even includes Photoshop Elements.)

So let's do this. Make your holiday cards something special this year— design them yourself!