How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Photoshop CS5

September 14th, 2010 by ART-D Posted in Adobe Photoshop, Photo Editing

   

Today, I’m going to show you how use brushes and Layer styles in Photoshop CS5 to create eye catching digital illustration. Layered PSD file included. Let’s get started!

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How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Start working by creating a new document (Ctrl+N) in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with the size 800px by 1280px (RGB color mode) at a resolution of 72 pixels/inch. Use the Paint Bucket Tool (G) to fill with #120807 color the new background layer.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Create a new layer which must be filled with white color, applying the Paint Bucket Tool (G). Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel. Apply the next filter on the mask Filter>Render>Clouds.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Let’s rasterize this layer by creating firstly a new one above and then press CTRL button to select these layers. Finally press CTRL+E to Merge Down. Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel and choose the Soft Round brush of black color (set Opacity to 40% in Options bar).

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Use this brush to paint in the mask to hide the next zones as it is shown next picture.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Set the Blending mode for this layer to Vivid Light.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Find a stock photo with a model represented on it, I used this photo from deviantart. I would like to thank the author of this photo, or if you prefer, you can substitute similar image of your own.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Remove the background using your favorite tools like Pen Tool (P), Magic Wand Tool (W), Magnetic Lasso (L) or even a simple Filter>Extract and insert it on a new layer in our main document.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Bevel and Emboss style for the girl’s layer.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Add Gradient Overlay.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
We’ve got the next result:

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Next step we’ll download sets of brushes for in Adobe Photoshop, named: rebelFive_Linear_Brush_Set_1 and Florar_and_Enchanting_II_by_Coby17.

Create a new layer, choose the next brushes from rebelFive _Linear_Brush_Set_1 set and change the Foreground color to white.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Add the next brushstroke. The layer should be situated under the girl’s one.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Set Fill to 88% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Color Dodge.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
On the next new layer we’ll apply the next brush of the white color from rebelFive_Linear_Brush_Set_1 set and place the layer under the girl’s one.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay style for the brush’s layer.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
We’ve got the next gradient on the layer.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Next create a new layer (Ctrl+Shift+N) and apply here the next brush out of the earlier mentioned set of brushes of white color too. The layer needs to be situated under the girl’s layer.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Gradient Overlay style for the brush’s layer.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
We’ve got the next result:

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Create a new layer and use here the next brush of white color from rebelFive_Linear_Brush_Set_1 set. The layer will be situated under the girl’s one.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Set Fill to 57% for this layer and change the Blending mode to Vivid Light.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Let’s create the next new layer and select the next brush of white color from the same set of brushes.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Add brushstroke and place the layer under the girl’s one too.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Change the Blending mode to Vivid Light for this layer.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Insert the mask on the layer by choosing Add layer mask on the bottom part of the Layers panel. Select the Soft Round brush of black color from Brush Tool (B) and set the Opacity to 20% in Options bar.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Use this brush to paint in the mask to hide the next zones on layer as shown.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Let’s create a new layer and apply here the Soft Round brush to paint the background with the color #F300F3 (Opacity 10%).

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Place the layer under the girl’s layer.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Next choose the Pen Tool (P), set the drawing mode on Shape Layers in Options bar and draw the next shape as shown. Place the layer under the girl’s one.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click on Add a layer style icon from bottom part of the Layers panel and select Drop Shadow style for shape’s layer.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Add Inner Shadow settings:

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Apply Gradient Overlay:

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and set the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
We’ve got the next styles on the shape.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Make a copy of the last made shape and use the Free Transform (Ctrl+T) command to change the sizes and copy’s placement on the canvas.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Go to Layer Style and change the settings for Drop Shadow.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Set the new settings for Inner Shadow.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Change the Gradient Overlay settings.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click in the color bar to open the Gradient Editor and change the color stops as shown. Click OK to close the Gradient Editor dialog box.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
We’ve got the next result:

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Create a new layer under the layer containing the copy of the shape’s layer and choose the Soft Round brush of the color #DF0028 (Opacity 10%).

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Use this brush to paint the background as shown.

How to Create Amazing Floral Illustration in Adobe Photoshop CS5

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  • Childmonster

    14/09/2010

    Nice tut ! I really like your style

  • Simona

    15/09/2010

    <3 photoshop

  • Al Ahmad

    20/09/2010

    Very well explained tutorial. Keep it up!

  • Ellen

    05/10/2010

    great tutorial.I Like it ^_^ v

  • Brett Widmann

    27/01/2011

    This is a great tutorial. Thank you for the help!

  • jawad zafar

    12/07/2011

    very nice.
    super
    I’LL TRY IT.

  • odingk

    05/08/2011

    vry,very,very niceeeee….

  • Cathy

    25/04/2012

    where do I find / download the brushes. thanks

  • admin

    26/04/2012

    @Cathy find the next paragraph on the top of the tutorial:

    ‘Next step we’ll download sets of brushes for in Adobe Photoshop, named: rebelFive_Linear_Brush_Set_1 and Florar_and_Enchanting_II_by_Coby17′

    you will find the link for download