Pastel Flowers Design

Resources:

White Flower (.png format)

Spiky Swirls Brushes from brusheezy.com

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This will be the finished result:

Pastel Flowers Design

Click on the image for full size view

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

Fill the background with black

Open the White Flower picture

Select>All, Edit>Copy (Ctrl + C)

Make your project active

Create a new layer

Edit>Paste (Ctrl + V)

*Duplicate the layer by right clicking on the layer in the layers palette and clicking on Duplicate Layer.

Turn off the visibility of the original flower layer

Working on the copy layer, using the eraser tool or your chosen method, erase all of the flower except one petal**

Repeat from * to ** until you have 5 layer copies, one petal on each

Restore visibility to all layers

Make this petal layer active:

Petal 1

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Gradient Overlay settings:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Make this petal layer active:

Petal 2

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Gradient Overlay settings:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Make this petal layer active:

Petal 3

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Gradient Overlay settings:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Make this petal layer active:

Petal 4

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Gradient Overlay settings:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Make this petal layer active:

Petal 5

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Gradient Overlay settings:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Turn off the visibility to the background layer and the original flower layer

Right click on any visible layer in the layers palette and click on Merge Visible

Set the layer mode to Color Burn

Restore the visibility to the original flower layer

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

Restore the visibility to the background layer

Make the flower layer active

Ctrl + T to transform the object

Hold down the Shift key while reducing the size of the flower as required

Duplicate the layer about 16 times and arrange the flowers as required, or as shown below:

Flowers Placement

Turn off the visibility of the background layer

Right click on any visible layer and click on Merge Visible

Restore visibility to the background layer

With the flowers layer active

Image>Adjustments>Levels – apply the following settings:

Levels Settings

Double click on the layer in the layers palette to bring up the blending options and apply the following Color Overlay settings:

Color Overlay Settings

Duplicate the layer

Working on the original flower layer

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

Make the foreground colour white

Edit>Fill – select Foreground Color, click OK

Reduce the opacity of the flower copy layer to around 75%

If necessary, open the White Flower picture again

Select>All, Edit>Copy (Ctrl + C)

Make your project active

Edit>Paste (Ctrl + V)

Ctrl + T to transform the object and reduce the size a little, to fit nicely with the flowers

Create a new layer above the background layer

Select the Brush Tool and Spiky Swirls brushes

Place a swirl on the canvas

Create a new layer and place another swirl

Create a new layer and place another swirl

Shown below are the brushes I used:

Brush Palette

Double click on one of the swirl layers to bring up the blending options and apply the following Gradient Overlay:

Gradient Overlay Settings

Apply the same Gradient Overlay to the other 2 swirl layers

Create a new layer above the background layer

Set the foreground colour to red #B81B1B

Select the Brush Tool and a soft round brush, 300px

Place the circle over the middle of the large flower and click 4 times

Filter>Blur>Gaussian Blur – set to 50, click OK

Filter>Blur (at the top of the drop down box – this will apply the Gaussian Blur again)

Pastel Flowers Design

The finished project. Click on the image for full size view

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One Response to “Pastel Flowers Design”

  1. Nice one

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