Create a delicate wallpaper in Photoshop

Let’s start by creating a new document (for example, 1280x800pix), background # 361426.
Select the Oval Selection tool (Eliptical Marquee Tool) and place it as follows (Select-Transform Selection).

Go to quick mask mode (Edit in Quick mask mode,Q), select the Gaussian blur filter (Gaussian Blur) and set the desired degree of shading – approximately 85pix. We return to the standard mode (Edit in Standart mode,Q).

Create a new layer and fill it with any color.
Apply to New Layer Style – Gradient (Layer-Layer Style-Gradient Overlay).

Without closing the layer style window, move the center of the gradient to the right down (grab the center of the gradient – paint it and drag it to the right place))).
You can play with opacity (Opacitya layer with a gradient, but for this fill (Fill) the layer itself must be lowered to zero.

Why do I do feathering with a quick mask instead of laying out the degree of blur before creating a selection? So the result is better seen. And the use of the layer style, as opposed to a simple gradient, makes it possible to easily correct the location and other settings.

Using the pen tool (Pen Tool) draw curves, it is better to save the contour, suddenly it will be necessary to correct it (Contours panel –Paths, double click on the working circuit).

Create a new layer, set the color # 9f6fc8 and, with the active tool Direct Selection Tool, click RMB and select the Outline Stroke in the drop-down menu … (Stroke Path …). Then, in the window that appears, put a tick Imitate pressure (SimulatePressure). Brush diameter I set approximately 7pix.

I called the resulting layer Lines and reduced its Opacity (Opacity) before 80%.

Now, draw Sprig from white circles.

The distribution path can be drawn either by hand or with a pen. The number of laps and the step of resizing is at your discretion.
I gradually reduced the size of the brush (from 35pix to 8pix), making one stroke (keys {} on keyboard).

Add Inner Glow (layer style).

So how are we going to resize the layer Twig, translate the layer style to the ordinary layer state.
To do this, click RMB on the Layer Style in the layers palette and select Create Layer (Create Layer). Then, combine the two layers (Twig and a layer with pink fill) in one.

Copy, resize and distribute the resulting branches like this:

In the screenshot, I removed the visibility of the layer with the background gradient for easy distribution and drawing branches.
Merge the layers with the twigs into one (you can leave copies of the individual layers).
Apply Style to the resulting layer. Outdoor glow. Why to the merged layer? Because all the branches, regardless of their size, the glow out will be the same.

Getting to the creation of flowers. I increased the scale of viewing the document to about 80-85%, so that it was more convenient to draw. The size of flowers and buds will then be reduced.
Use the Pen Tool again. (Pen). Draw a contour.
Create a new layer and select the white color, the diameter of the brush 5-7pix.And again, with the active tool Direct Selection Tool, right click, select Contour Stroke … (Stroke Path …), in the drop-down box, put a tick Imitate pressure (SimulatePressure) –one. This layer can be called Circuit.

Create another layer and fill it with contour (Fill Path …). Foreground color (Set foreground color) white – 2. This layer can be called Fill.
Visibility of the fill layer is removed.
We drew the central petal.
We work on.

Draw the next petal. The principle is the same.
The resulting layers hide the visibility. We continue.

It turned out the side lobe. Visibility of the obtained layers can also be hidden for now.
We begin to create beauty …)))
Go to layer Fillings Central petal.
First, let’s make a mask to create a white translucent fill of the petals.
Select the Oval Selection tool (Eliptical Marquee Tool), set the degree of shading (Feather) 15pix and place it as follows (Select-Transform Selection) – see screenshot.
Click on the button (at the bottom of the layers panel) – Add a layer mask (Add vector mask), we invert it – Ctrl +I. That’s what happens.
Now, apply the layer Style Inner Glow.

We need to fix something in the layer settings. To do this, open the window Blending Options … (either through layer styles or double click on a layer, there are more ways …) and tick the function Layer Mask Hides Effects. This means that the border of the Style transition will not be visible.
Now, pressing the key Alt, drag the mask from the layer with By casting on a layer Circuit Central petal. The bottom of the stroke is completely gone. This will not work))) Take a large-diameter brush, softer, with opacity 50% and once we smear on the layer mask. Brush white to restore a bit of contour visibility.

Apply Style – Outdoor Glow to Layer Circuit (also put a tick in Blending Options …):

Now we will simply copy the properties of the layers and the mask of the Central petal to other petals. And then we copy the finished petals themselves.

one – Being on a layer Fill (central lobe), press right-click and select Copy layer styles (Copy Layer Style). Then go to layers with By fillings other petals and paste these layer styles (Paste Layer Style). Same with the layer Circuit.
The mask is copied as follows: we press Alt and drag the mask onto the desired layer (with Fillings on Fill, with Contour on Circuit).
The main thing is not to confuse))))

We distribute the side lobes, as shown in the screenshot – 2.

For the petal in the foreground, I slightly shifted the layer mask (removing the lock icon between the layer icon and the mask icon) – 3.

Copy all layers of petals (except the central one) and mirror horizontally.

The flower is ready!

Experiment with the degree of opacity of the fillings, contours, layer style settings, the arrangement of the petals over each other … that is, the scope for creativity!

Comment: The effect of applying Layer Styles may look different if the flower size is different. Therefore, screenshots with settings are given as an example.

Copy all the petals and make a bud of them. Here, it is more convenient to get rid of an extra number of layers – I have combined the Kontur-Fill layers and I have 9 layers left – Petals.
From the central and 4 side petals we collect a bud. And everything else is deleted.

Combine the layers of the flower and the layers of the bud (in the end, 2 layers: a flower and a bud).
Let’s go further.
Using the oval selection or in another way, draw a white circle on the New layer and apply the following Styles to this layer:

Copy the luminous point and transfer it under the flower. Merge layers together: Point-Flower, Point-Bud. Make the required number of copies Flower and Bouton and distribute the picture.

I corrected the direction a little Lines with Sprigs and the location of the background gradient.
And finally, let’s add something more interesting to our wallpapers ….
Draw a rectangle on the new layer, color #fc4fe5. Put the Fill (Fill) of this layer on 25%, a Opacity (Opacity) on 80%. Apply Layer Styles:

For convenience, it is better to turn this layer with styles into a regular one, without any properties. This can be done in different ways: I did this — I created a new empty layer and merged it with Rectangle.
Now with the help of Transformation – Warp (Edit-Transform-Warp) create a variety of intricate shapes. Deformation is a very interesting tool, you need to practice and fill your hand to draw all sorts of wonders)))

“Incomprehensibility” I arranged in this way – see the screenshot.
Reduce Opacity (Opacity) these layers to 60% and replace the blend mode with Brighten (Screen).

By adding layer masks, we hide the “Incomprehensions” part. We draw with black brush.

As I said, all the settings are given for example! Try, change, complement, etc. )))

All is ready!
Good luck in life and work!


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