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Photoshop Tutorials: Compose a Kidzania Birthday Card

Every family wants to celebrate the birthday of their kids. For their child pleasure, they spend a lot of time and money. At the event of a birthday, the families give a lot of gift to the child and cut the cake for this precious day. But here is a special gift which can make a kid happy that is a birthday card. You spend penny and purchase most pretty birthday card from the market. If you want to design your own a nice-looking card then don’t worry in this tutorial we are going to Compose a Kidzania Birthday Card in Photoshop.

Read this tutorial complete and do exercise along us, I’m sure you would design more beautiful cards easily after reading this single tutorial.

Compose a Kidzania Birthday Card Step By Step

Step 1: Create BD Card Document

Ahead you must create a new document or file for your birthday card. So go to File -> New from menu bar or press command Ctrl + N from a keyboard.

Make the fresh Document from Main Menu for Birthday Card. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

After clicking on the new option, you will find a new window which contains a lot of possibilities related to a new document. First of all edit the name of a file as “Birthday Card” with default name Untitled-1. After that put the Preset values as Custom in this window.

Fill the Name and Preset fields for Birthday Card in Window. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

After putting Name and Preset value now placed Width and Height values. This option concern with the size of a document in vertically and horizontally. So set the values of Width 5 Inches and Height 5 Inches.

Put the values of Width and Height for Birthday Card. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

A very important option is coming up which is a resolution. So always provide an upright value of resolution due to worthy graphics results. If you’ll regulate the little value then you would never catch good graphics results ever. The least thresh-hold of resolution is the 1mbs file size. Yes, set the resolution values at least 1mbs file size. I’ve regulated resolution 200 Pixels / Inches which will give enough worthy quality of pixels.

Now set out the Color Mode, the best and standard color mode is RGB 8bit. The last choice of this window is Background Contents, so pick up White item from a drop down menu.

Birthday Card Resolution, Color Mode and Background Contents values. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

All options have been filled, Now click on an OK button to create a new document. You’ll see a white blank sheet will appear in the front of your screen. Design out this sheet, according to birthday card idea. The white blank sheet will seem like the down picture.

Blank Sheet to Compose a Kidzania Birthday Card. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Here is a lock on a background layer, first unlock the layer by doing double-click on the layer. Once you’ve unlocked then you can work further on this sheet.

Step 2: Design Background of  Birthday Card

Add the background color to the white blank sheet. Go to Layer -> Layer Style -> Inner Shadow from the main menu. A window will pop up containing inner shadow effects options. Customize the Color #cc95fb, Opacity 75%, Angle 120°, Distance 63px, Size 250px and click Ok button to apply the effect.

Make the Inner Shadow effect from the Layer Styles Window. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

You can see in an above picture that the shadow is spreading on the inner side of the sheet.

Step 3: Insert Balloons

We are working on a birthday card for kids so it should look-alike childish. So add the balloons of different colors into the card. Pick one of the best pictures in PNG image format. I picked a balloon image and drag into card sheet with Move Tool like below picture.

Make the Inner Shadow effect from the Layer Styles Window. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com


Step 4: Insert Cartoons Characters

After adding the balloons now insert some famous characters of cartoons  into the card. I’m going to add Mickey, Horton, Bear and Tweety Bird into card sheet.

Insert the images of Cartoons Characters into Birthday Card. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Step 5: Insert Birthday Wishes Text

The final step is to write a text for wishing the birthday. Choose Type Tool and type text “Happy Birthday To You” with text format Arial Rounded MT Bold, font size 24pt and font colors #fa0bd0, #01fb1e, #f9340d. After adding the text now gives it layer style Drop Shadow, go to Layer -> Layer Style -> Drop Shadow a new window will open containing drop shadow effect options. Set Opacity 75%, Angle 120°, Size 5px, Distance 5px and click Ok button to apply.

Write text "Happy Birthday To You" with different colors into card. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

Finally, you’ve created a beautiful birthday card for kids with easiest steps. Just here need to save it in PNG image format. So go to File -> Save or press key command Ctrl + S and save it to the computer. Enjoy this tutorial and make the practice work of every step. Soon you’ll come to be an expert graphics designer.

It's our final Birthday Card design and ready for use. Image © reserved 2015 Photoshop Helps.com

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I try to teach you to make a most attractive birthday card for kids in Photoshop with easy steps. Ahead we created a new document from File -> New according the require size of a card. After that set Inner shadow from the layer style option. Added colorful balloons into a card and inserted different characters of the cartoon into it. At the last wrote the birthday wishes text by type tool with support for different colors and saved it in PNG image format.

About Ali Imran

Howdy! I’m + Ali Imran and CEO of Photoshophelps.com. I have passed BS Computer Science degree in the year of 2013. I’ve a great experience in Content Writing, Photoshop, Graphics Designing, SEO, Web Developing and Web Designing.

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