In this tutorial, we show you how to create your very own christmas poster using some basic shapes, brushes, and colours using Pixelmator.
The final poster:
Here is the christmas holiday poster we are going to make today.
Create a new document 1024×780.
Fill the poster using the paint bucket with a festive colour (#d00023).
Now we need some snowflake brushes. We used our snowflakes brush collection we created earlier in our snowflakes template. Double click on the snowflakes.pxb file to open up the brush collection in your brushes window.
Now use the rectangle selection tool, and select the top half of your poster.
Now select the paint brush tool, select your snowflake brush that you desire, adjust the settings as you need to. We chose a silver colour (#bdc3c7).
For the first part just drag paintbrush across the canvas a couple of times lightly. You can use single clicks to fill in any gaps. Once you have a good few snowflakes, now add in a gaussian blur of 2px from the effects panel (CMD + 3).
Now select a variety of snowflake brushes and start filling up the poster. Use single clicks if you don’t want to make the poster look busy. Ensure you fill in any big gaps and the corners of the selection.
We now have a great christmas holiday poster to share in your newsletters or websites – created using basic tools in Pixelmator.
Check out the ultimate christmas bundle, which includes all of the shapes, brushes, colours and many more used to create this awesome holiday poster.