Floral Baubles Design

Resources:

PF Xmas Flower Font from DaFont

Bow from Stock.xchng

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This will be the end result:

Floral Baubles Design

Click anywhere on the image for the full size view

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Open a new file 800 x 800, 72px resolution, white background

Select the Text Tool, PF Xmas Flower Font, size around 130pt, foreground colour black.

Type any letter.

Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click on Rasterize Type

Select the Erase Tool and erase the letter from inside the circle

Zoom in on the flower and using the Magic Wand, select the leaves of the large flower.

Select the Gradient Fill Tool and set the following gradient:

Gradient Settings

Drag the cursor from the centre of the flower to the edge.

Ctrl + D to deselect.

Set the foreground colour to #A72607

Select the Brush Tool, use a hard brush, 1px

Paint any missed parts of the leaves.

Paint the bud

Set the foreground colour to #E9E620 and paint the berries in the middle of the flower

Create a new layer

Select the Pen Tool using the following settings:

Pen Tool Settings

Draw around one of the leaves. Right click within the path and click on Make Selection – set to 0 Feathering, click OK.

Set the foreground colour to #418E05

Edit>Fill – Foreground Color – click OK

Draw around the other leaves and fill them in the same way – all on the same layer.

Set layer mode to Multiply

Turn off the visibility of all but the text layer and the leaves layer

Right click on one of the visible layers and click on Merge Visible

Restore visibility to all layers

Create a new layer under the text layer

Select the Elliptical Marquee Tool and holding down the shift key, draw out a circle a little bigger than the text circle.

Ctrl + D to deselect

Ctrl + T for the Transform Tool. Holding shift to keep the shape, resize the circle to completely cover the circle in the text, but not overlapping on the outside at all.

Ctrl + Click on the layer in the layers palette to select the pixels

Select the gradient tool and set to the following:

Gradient Settings

Set to Radial Gradient and drag the cursor from the centre of the circle almost to the edge.

Ctrl + D to deselect.

Create a new layer

Select the Brush Tool, set the foreground colour to white, select a soft round brush, 17px.

Drag a small line near the edge of the circle.

Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur – set to 5, click OK

Turn off the visibility of all but the yellow circle and the white blurred line

Right click on one of the visible layers, click on Merge Visible

Restore visibility to all layers

Create a new layer

Select the Brush Tool and set to hard brush 3px

Set the foreground colour to #418E05

Select the Pen Tool using the same settings as before

Draw a slightly curved line

Line

Right click on the path and click on Stroke Path

Make sure Simulate Pressure is NOT checked

Click OK

Right click on the path again and click on Delete Path

You now have the 3 layers to create different coloured baubles

Duplicate the layers as many times as required and place them as required

You now need to colorize the bauble centres.

For each yellow centre, go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation – make sure Colorize is checked.

I used the following settings for the colours:

Green:

  • Hue: 111
  • Saturation: 100
  • Lightness: -11

Purple:

  • Hue: 296
  • Saturation: 100
  • Lightness: 0

Blue:

  • Hue: 205
  • Saturation: 100
  • Lightness: +22

Orange:

  • Hue: 45
  • Saturation: 100
  • Lightness: 0

Red:

  • Hue: 360
  • Saturation: 89
  • Lightness: -3

When this is done, you can merge the three layers of each bauble together then place the baubles as required

Double click on the layer to bring up the blending options and apply the following Drop Shadow settings according to the placement of the baubles – the further forward the bauble, the larger the shadow:

Drop Shadow Settings

Drop Shadow Settings

Drop Shadow Settings

Drop Shadow Settings

Select the Text Tool and Adorable font, size 130pt, foreground colour #758DF1

Type your required text, putting each letter on a separate layer and rasterizing the text as you go by right clicking on the layer in the layers palette

Using the Move Tool and the Transform Tool (Ctrl + T), place the letters at the ends of the strings.

Copy and paste the bow into your project, using the magic wand to eliminate the white background.

Ctrl + T for the Transform Tool, holding down the shift key, reduce the size of the bow.

Image>Adjustments>Hue/Saturation – apply the following settings:

Hue/Saturation Settings

Place the bow on the letter where the string goes behind it.

Duplicate the layer for each letter and place them in the same way.

Apply the following Drop Shadow settings to each bow:

Drop Shadow Settings

Apply the following Bevel & Emboss settings to each letter:

Bevel & Emboss Settings

When everything is in place as required, turn off the visibility of the background layer, right click on one of the visible layers and click on Merge Visible.

Restore the visibility of the background layer

Create a new layer above the background layer and using the Rectangular Marquee Tool, draw out a selection the full width and a bit more than half the depth of the canvas

Select the Gradient Fill Tool and set to the following:

Gradient Settings

Drag the cursor from the bottom left corner to the top right corner

Ctrl + D to deselect

Duplicate the layer

Ctrl + T for the Transform Tool, right click in the box, click on Flip Vertical, press Enter to accept the transformation.

Select the Move Tool and move the selection down to butt up with the top half – you may need to use the arrow keys for fine-tuning.

Move the baubles layer so the lowest part sits on the join in the background

Duplicate the layer

Ctrl + T for the Transform Tool, right click in the box, click on Flip Vertical and move down to right below the original layer, press enter to accept the transformation.

Reduce the opacity of the layer to around 15%

Floral Baubles Design

The finished project - click anywhere on the image to view full size

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One Response to “Floral Baubles Design”

  1. This is one of the greatest lessons I have ever practiced,
    however, it lacks some details that can be presented by pictures

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