Easter is coming soon, so the best way to announce the coming of this bright holiday is a lesson dedicated to the beautiful spring flowers! In this tutorial, I will show you how to create text from tulips. We will mainly use layer masks as well as a tool Puppet Warp (Puppet Warp tool) to create this effect. So let’s get started!
Lessons for using puppet warping:
- Use puppet deformation in Photoshop
- Create a vintage poster in Photoshop
The final result:
For the background, you need to pick something simple. I chose an image with a green field and sky.
Next, add text in the center of the image. Type the word “EASTER”. You can use any font for text!
Now you need to add three tulips with long stems to our working paper. Separate the tulips from the background using any selection technique of your choice.
Once you have separated the flowers from the background, group them into one group, name the new group “Original Flowers”. We will constantly duplicate layers with colors as needed. The fastest way to duplicate a layer is to hold the (Alt) key + click on the layer + hold it, drag it down or up in the layers palette.
Now we will create text from flowers. Duplicate one of the tulip layers. Drag the duplicate layer from the “Original Flowers” folder into the common layers palette. Arrange the tulip so that the flower is in front of the letter “E”
Create another duplicate of the layer with the flower and using the tool Lasso (Lasso Tool), highlight the green sheet.
Remove the rest of the flower:
Position the highlighted green sheet so that it resembles the upper line of the letter “E”.
We need to repeat the action for all the lines of the letter, closing them with green leaves. Try to use different leaves for each line, also try to turn the leaf, reflect in perspective for a change.
* Try to make sure that each letter has about 3-4 tulip leaves.
Once you have created an effect for the first letter, then group all the leaves into one group. Name the new group by the name of the letter or name it “Leaves”. In this case, I called this group “E Leaves”. Do the same for the letters E, A, T, and also for the second letter E.
Next, we will work on complex letters. The only difference between the letters with bends and letters with straight lines is to create a bend of the letter, for these purposes we use the tool Puppet Warp (Puppet Warp tool).
First, do the same thing that you did earlier, duplicate the layer with the tulip. Remove the flower, leaving the stem. Position the stem in the middle of the letter “S”, as shown in the screenshot below.
Next, go Editing – Puppet Warp (Edit> Puppet Warp). You will see the same thing as in the screenshot below:
Tool Puppet Warp (Puppet Warp tool) places the control points around the object, and then deforms the image around these points. Just click to place the control points, as shown in the screenshot below:
Now, you need to pull the middle part of the stem to create a curve.
Now, pull the bottom of the stem.
If the image is blurred, then go Filter – Sharpness – Smart Sharpen (Filter> Sharpen> Smart Sharpen) to add sharpness to the image. The result should be as in the screenshot below:
To create an effect for the letter “S”, I used two flowers. Group all the leaves with leaves for the letter “S” into one group, name the new group “S Leaves”.
The effect for the letter “R” is performed by a combination of two methods. First we create straight lines:
And then the curve. Group all the leaves that we used for the letter “R” into one group. Name this group “R Leaves”.
Go back to the layer with the text “EASTER” and delete the text.
Next, we will add shadows to each piece of paper so that they do not look flat.
Go to the folder “E Leaves”. Create a new layer on top of the leaf layer, which resembles the upper line of the letter “E” as a clipping mask. The blend mode remains the same. Normal (Normal). Using a soft round brush, the color of the brush is dark green (# 121d00), paint the shadows where the horizontal top leaf connects with the vertical stem of the letter “E”.
Do the same with all the leaves on all the letters. Once you have completed, group all groups with “leaf letters” into one large group, name the new group “Easter”
To create more contrast, we add light and shadow. Create a new layer as a masking mask for the layer with the “Easter” group. Change the blending mode for this layer to Soft light (Soft light). Choose a soft round brush, set the value Push (flow) brush 30%, brush color black. Add shadows to dark areas of flowers.
Create a new layer on top of the previous layer as a clipping mask and do the same, only this time, use the white color of the brush. Paint over the areas where more light falls.
To make the text stand out even more, let’s add a glow behind the text.
Create a duplicate group “Easter”, then merge the duplicate group. Place the layer with the merged layer below the original layer with the “Easter” group. Reduce value Fillings (Fill) to 0%. Next, add a layer style. External glow (Outer Glow) to the merged layer to create a light green glow (# a9e100). Since value Fillings (Fill) set to 0%, then we will only see the glow.
Create a new layer below the merged layer and paint over the text using a large white brush to add a glow, reduce opacity (Opacity) of this layer up to 80%
Group both layers with a glow, name the new group “Glow”.
Go to the “Glow” group and create a duplicate of the layer with the glow. Remove glow by returning value Fillings (fill) up to 100%. We use this layer to create a shadow.
Remove this duplicate layer from the “Glow” folder, place this layer below the specified group and then go Image – Correction – Hue / saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation), decrease the value Brightness (Lightness) to -100.
Using tools Move / Transform (move / transform), position the shadow, as shown in the screenshot below:
Next, go Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian blur) to blur the shadow. The degree of blurring will depend on your preferences, and will also depend on the size of your image.
Finally, I added three adjustment layers. Color search (Color Lookup) on top of all layers. Layer order from top to bottom:
“TealOrangePlusContrast”, opacity (Opacity) layer 35%
“Crisp_Warm”, 35% layer opacity
“FallColors”, layer opacity 61%
I also added the text “Happy” using the font “League Script Thin” (http://www.1001fonts.com/league-script-thin-font.html). I added a white stroke effect to this text.
And we have completed the lesson! Use this text effect with leaves in your other works, be it an invitation, a greeting, or some other project!
The final result: