beatles xmas card

I can’t take full credit for the idea of a Beatles’ Christmas card, because I have seen some in the past, but I did wanted to make this design all my own.  My Mom is a huge Beatles fan and is going to see a pretty recognized cover band in January.  I thought I would create a card to celebrate both Christmas and the upcoming concert.  I used Photoshop to design it.  First, I found a great photo of the band setting around in heavy coats so I thought that would be perfect for Christmas.  I had to cut around each member to delete the original background.  Next, if found some vector Santa hats, re-sized, shaped, and angled them to fit properly.  I found a fireplace background and attempted to make them look like they were setting around listening to a Christmas story.   With some shadowing and dark strokes, I managed to put them into the scene.  On the inside of the card, I used an old cursive font that closely resembled Lennon’s style.  With it I wrote “Look forward to seeing you at the Rock Box soon! Merry Christmas!”  Next, I found each of the member’s signatures online and added them to the card.  I printed both sides and the project was complete.

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