Stylised Flower Background

Resources:

Rising Sun Brushes from Brush Portfolio

Blossom Font from DaFont

How to install Brushes in Photoshop from EasyElements

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Before opening Photoshop, install the Rising Sun brushes – instructions can be found at EasyElements.com

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This will be the end result:

Stylised Floral Background

To see this in full size click anywhere on the image

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Open a new file of your chosen size.

Fill the background with black.

Create a new layer

Select the Brush Tool, and load the Rising Sun Brushes

Select the last brush in the palette (18)

Brush Settings

Set the foreground colour to #F3BF62.

Set the size of the brush so it nearly fills the canvas, then click once on the canvas.

Double click on the layer to bring up the blending options and apply the following Drop Shadow, Bevel & Emboss and Gradient Overlay settings:

Drop Shadow Settings

Bevel & Emboss Settings

Gradient Overlay Settings

Create a new layer

Turn off the visibility of the background layer

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

Restore the visibility to the background layer

Double click on the flower layer to bring up the blending options and apply the following Pattern Overlay settings:

Pattern Overlay Settings

Create a new layer

Turn off the visibility of the background layer

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

Restore the visibility to the background layer

Make the flower layer active

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

Hue/Saturation Settings

Create a new layer

Select the Elliptical Marqee Tool and draw out an ellipse in the centre of the flower.

Fill the selection with white – do not deselect

Create a new layer

Fill the selection with black

With the layer with the black ellipse active, change the layer mode to dissolve and lower the opacity to around 58%

Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click on Merge Down

Ctrl + T for the Transform Tool. Right click in the box and click on Distort. Manipulate the shape to look in perspective with the shape of the flower.

Press Enter to accept the transformation.

Ctrl + Click to select the pixels

Create a new layer and fill the selection with black

Drag the new layer down below the original layer

Select the Move Tool and using the arrow keys, move the duplicate layer down 2 pixels

Make the original flower centre the active layer

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

Hue/Saturation Settings

Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click on Merge Down

Now you can move the centre into place if necessary

Right click on the layer in the layers palette and click Merge Down

Select the Text Tool, Blossom Font, set to a suitable size for the flower, black foreground colour.

Set each letter on a new layer, rasterize type as you go (right click on the layer in the layers palette), and transforming each letter into place on each petal (Ctrl + T).

Make any text layer that contains a flower active.

Zoom into the flower and using the Magic Wand, select the petals (this is not an exact science, and if a few pixels are not selected it is not a problem):

Petals Selection

Select the Gradient Fill Tool and set to the following settings:

Gradient Settings

Set to Radial Gradient and drag the cursor from the middle to the edge of the petals to fill the selections. Ctrl + D to deselect.

Repeat this step on all text layers that contain a flower

Create a new layer.

Zoom in on one of the flowers, select the Pen Tool and apply the following settings:

Pen Tool Settings

Draw around the outline of one of the leaves. Right click inside the path and click on Make Selection, set to 0 feathering and click OK.

Set the foreground colour to #3F9D1A

Image>Fill – set to foreground color, click OK

Continue to make selections with the pen tool on the same layer for each leaf on that flower.

Filled Selections

Set the layer mode to Overlay

Repeat this method for the leaves of all the flowers.

Stylised Floral Background

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

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