Decorate the text with flowers in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create text decorated with sakura flowers using shapes, brushes, and layer styles.

Final image:

Note: Photoshop CC or CS3 version used

Resourcesthe lesson:

Step 1

Create a new 250 x 250 px document (Ctrl + N) and fill the background layer with black. Tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) draw a white circle measuring 58 x 58 px.

Draw another circle. Circle size 41 x 41 px, color black. Place the newly drawn circle at the bottom of the white circle.

Double click on the layer with black circle to open the Overlay Settings window. Choose a layer style Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay) and create a new gradient using the colors # eac3c3 and #ffffff.

The first petal turned out:

Rasterize layers with circles: hold key Shift, Click on the layers with circles one by one to highlight them and rasterize (Layer – Rasterize – Layers) (Layer> Rasterize> Layers). Now merge these two layers with one (Layer – Merge Layers) (Layer> Merge Layers) and rename the resulting layer to “1”.

Step 2

Duplicate the petal layer (Ctrl + J) and rename it to “2”.

Rotate duplicate (Edit – Transform – Rotate) (Edit> Transform> Rotate). Choose the angle of rotation depending on how many petals you will create, by dividing the value 360 ​​by the number of petals.

In this lesson, I created five petals, so in the field Rotation Angle set to 72. Press Enter to apply the transform.

Duplicate the petals as many times as you need and keep turning them. (Alt + Ctrl + Shift + T). After you have received as many petals as you need, select the tool Move (Move Tool) and arrange the petals in the shape of a flower.

You can enable Auto-Select on the property bar – then move the petals will become more convenient. After the flower is created, turn off Auto-Align.

Tool Ellipse (Ellipse Tool) and draw a circle to be placed in the center of the flower. Decrease the parameter Fill for just drawn circle up to 0%.

Add a layer style to the circle in the center of the flower. Gradient Overlay (Gradient Overlay), change gradient type to Radial and click on the gradient bar to create a new one.

In the parameter Color set the different values ​​for the different points of the color below, and then change their position in the parameter Position.

Color – Position (Color – Location):
# 472a2a – 0%
# c86464 – 77%
# c86464 – 100%

Opacity – Position (Opacity – Location)
100% – 0%
100% – 55%
0% – 100%

Place all the layers with the figures in the group (Ctrl + G), duplicate group (Ctrl + J), turn off its visibility (click on the eye icon next to the group), then select the duplicate group and merge the group (Layer – Merge Group) (Layer> Merge Group). Rename the original group and the resulting layer after merging the duplicate group into “Final”. Save this document (File – Save) and close.

Step 3

Create a new document sized 1250 x 1250 px (Ctrl + N), set the foreground color to # dbbfb1, and the foreground color to # 9d8579. Choose a tool Gradient (Gradient Tool), And in the list of gradients, select a gradient consisting of foreground and background colors. Select also radial (Radial Gradient) gradient type.

Draw a gradient line from the center of the document towards one of the corners:

Install the font in Photoshop and write the text using the color # 563a1b and the font size is 283 pt.

Duplicate the text layer (Ctrl + J) and turn off the visibility of the original text layer. Rasterize duplicate text Layer (Layer – Rasterize – Text) (Layer> Rasterize> Type). For the foreground color, set the color to # 563a1b and select the tool Brush (Brush Tool).

Step 4

Open the palette Brushes (Window – Brushes) (Window> Brush) (F5). Select a round brush with hard edges and set the following parameters:

Brush Print Form (Brush tip Shape)

Dynamicsforms (Shape Dynamics)

On each letter you need to draw small twigs. To do this, place the brush on the letter, click and drag it outside of this letter – you will get a thin line.

If you want the drawn twig to be translucent at the end, in the Brushes palette, set Minimum Diameter 0%.

Setting the brush parameters depends on the result you want to get.

Draw branches on each letter. You can draw them immediately after adding the sakura flowers.

Step 5

Duplicate the merged layer with the sakura flower (Ctrl + J), which was created in step 2.

Reduce, turn the flower (Ctrl + T) and arrange it as you like. Press Enter to apply the transform.

Continue to duplicate, rotate and reduce flowers.

Put all the layers with colors in the group (Ctrl + G), to make it easier to use the Layers palette.

Add a layer style to one of the colors. Shadow (Drop Shadow) with these values:

Opacity: 13%
Offset (Distance): 8
Size (Size): 8

Copy the added layer style (right-click on the style and select Copy a layer style (Copy Layer Style). Now select all the layers with colors, right-click on any of them and select the item Paste the layer style (Paste Layer Style).

Step 6

Add style to the rasterized text layer Inner Shadow.

Blend Mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
Color (Color): # 664724
Opacity: 100%
Offset (Distance): 18
Size (Size): 0

Also add a layer style. Shadow (Drop Shadow):

Opacity: 13%
Offset (Distance): 8
Size (Size): 8


Step 7

Create a new layer above all layers. (Shift + Ctrl + N) and name it “Leaves”. For foreground color, set the color to # 89a115 and select the tool. Brush ( Brush Tool).

Open the palette Brushes (F5) and set the following parameters:
Brush Tip Shape.

Form Dynamics (Shape Dynamics)

Start adding leaves to flowers. Parameter Shape Dynamics will help to create leaves of different sizes and at different angles.

Apply style to leaf layer. Inner Shadow.

Blend Mode (Blend Mode): Normal (Normal)
Color (Color): # 738717
Opacity: 100%
Offset (Distance): 6
Size (Size): 0

Also add a layer style. Shadow (Drop Shadow): Opacity –13%.


Step 8

Create a new layer. (Shift + Ctrl + N) under the “Leaves” layer and name it “Petals”. Set the foreground color to #fefefe and # e9cccc to the background.

In the palette Brushes (F5) set these values:

Brush Print Form (Brush Tip Shape).

Form Dynamics (Shape Dynamics)

Scattering (Scattering)

Color dynamics (Color Dynamics)

Broadcast (Transfer)

Now draw petals around the text.

At the end, open the paper texture, transfer it to our document and place it over all layers. Bleach the paper layer (Image – Correction – Discolor) (Image> Adjustments> Desaturate).

Reduce the size of the paper texture layer, change the blending mode to Multiply (Multiply) and reduce the opacity to 50%.

Final image:

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