Cyber Flower

So today we are going to create a happy accident picture. I will use my custom shapes with some effects done by the Brush Tool.

Create a new document with a new layer.

cyber flower



cyber flower

I will use my custom brush with very big diameter and drop some color to create a background.

cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower

Want to keep it light this time.

cyber flower

This is our background for now. Now let’s create a foreground element, maybe some plant or a flower. By this time I had no idea what it is.

cyber flower



cyber flower

Use pen tool to draw some curves, then some lines using line shape tool. Try to combine some elements.

cyber flower



cyber flower

And then with my custom shape I will create a top element, the flower or something else.

cyber flower



cyber flower

Needs a little bit transformation:

cyber flower



cyber flower

Now let’s apply some layer styles to make the picture more vivid looking – just basic shadows/highlights.

cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower

And now for the lines:

cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower

Basic element: I will change the color a little bit.

cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower

And just copy the layer style.

cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower

Now the next step, detailing. For this I usually work with selections, multiple selections.

So let’s make one. For my source I will use the basic element contours. Just use Alt+Click on the Layer.

cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower

Then with the round selection tool I will leave only the parts I will probably need.

cyber flower



cyber flower

If you select several objects or multiple selections, I recommend you to save you selection/path.

cyber flower



cyber flower

Now I will transform my selection and copy it to separate layer. Let’s do some layer styling.

cyber flower



cyber flower

Now I will make a king of whole, to make the flower more realistic. I’m not sure a bout it but we’ll give it a try.

Use the same layer styles.

cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower

Copy this styled rapture several times.

cyber flower



cyber flower

And here we have it.

cyber flower



cyber flower

I will do some kind of a whole in the flower.

cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower

Now see those lines we’ve made. I will use the Filter>Distort>Ripple command. Well, it’s definitely better.

cyber flower



cyber flower



cyber flower

Use Distort>Twirl command.

cyber flower



cyber flower

And here is the result. I will the transform the basic element.

cyber flower



cyber flower

Ok, definitely better.

Now
need to do changes for the composition. Try to position the foreground
element in the center, or closer as it could be to the center.

cyber flower



cyber flower

Crop and flip the image.

cyber flower



cyber flower

Now the background looks a little bit pale.

cyber flower

I will overlay it with gradient.

cyber flower

Then create a new layer and begin to paint.

cyber flower

Draw the some king of little crowds with big diameter sponge brush 2-10% opacity.

And the detailing with the same brush:

cyber flower

Continue with a little bit shadows/highlights setting and we are done.

cyber flower



cyber flower

Our cyber flower is ready :).

cyber flower

Enjoy!

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