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Last weeks Photoshop Tutorial: Make a Snowflake turned out to be quite popular.  I thought I’d continue the winter trend this week, so let’s  make a snowman!

You will have the opportunity to download not just the snowman sample we make today, but also the layered snowman template and the photoshop snowman styles used in this tutorial.  All Commercial Use (CU) okay!

Today again my only tools today are my trusty Photoshop (CS5), the line tool & the custom shape tool.

I started by drawing three circles using the Custom Shape Tool:


I then added Layer Effects (fx) in the Layer Panel (the styles are included in the free download):


The eyes are added using a simple round brush, I set mine at 60px:


A quick Layer Style and our eyes look much better:


Using the same round brush, I added a happy smile on our snowman, and again applied the same Layer Effects as the eyes:


Next it’s time for the traditional carrot nose!  I used the waterdrop custom shape to help me get it right:


Again a quick style (included in the free download below), and our nose looks great!  Our snowman is looking very snowman-y already:


As finishing touches I added a hat, again using the Custom Shape Tool to help me get it right.  I even added a little band for a touch of flair using a long rectangle shape.  Finally, I used the Line Tool set at 30 px to draw the arms:


I again added simple styles to make the hat, hat band & arms look just a little prettier, and TaDA! We have a snowman.  That quickly, that easily.

You can download the sample snowman created today & use it in your layouts or even your Christmas cards. If you want a different look for your snowman, I’ve included both a layered template (TIF files) and the photoshop styles used today.  All files are CU okay.

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