Year 2009 Chinese New Year is Cow year in Chinese zodiac. There is a mini photoshop tutorial on how to create a cow (Ox). It also include a Chinese New Year Newsletter/e-card for you. Feel free to download, put in your message and send it to your friends! Besides, there is a compilation of the e-card and the source file of the cow vector. Gong Xi Fa Cai. You can download them now! Thanks to kailoon for the great works.
“Cow” pronounce in Mandarin is same as “new”. So, When you say Happy New Year to someone. It means you are greeting him a Happy Cow Year! Interesting, right?
This photoshop tutorial for “A Cow As Chinese New Year Zodiac For 2009” starts from sketching your cute cute cow on a paper first and then scan it to PC. Open Illustrator, and place the image (sketch) into the document. Draw out the outline manually using the pathfinder tool, add some details and gradients to complete it as shown here.