How to Create Flowers in Photoshop

Creating flowers in Photoshop. In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to learn how to create a flowers in Photoshop. Manipulation of photos is one thing but creating your own art is completely different and far more exciting. In this tutorial, we are working with the pen tool, brush tool and Layer Style.

Final Result:

1)  Open a new document with the following settings:

2)  Place a horizontal and a vertical guide at the center of the document. You are going to need these in the subsequent steps.

3)  Press CTRL+I. This changes the Background color to Black.

4)  Open a new layer.

5)  Using the Pen Tool, create the shape shown in the image below:

6)  From the tools panel, select the Path Selection Tool.

7)  With the Path Selection Tool active, right-click the path and select Fill Path. Fill the path with White and click OK.

8)  Right-click the path again and select Delete Path.

9)  Hold down the CTRL key and left-click on the layer thumbnail for Layer 1.

This forms a selection around the flower petal you created in Step 5.

10)  Press ALT+CTRL+T.

11)  Now, hold down the ALT key and drag the transformation point so that is placed as shown in the image below:

12)  Next, move the cursor around the transformation box until you can see the cursor change to a rotating shape. Hold down ALT+CTRL, then left-click and drag the mouse to your right so that the shape rotates clockwise. Make sure you do not rotate too much. Press Enter.

13)  Hold down SHIFT+ALT+CTRL and keep pressing T until the shape is formed.

14)  In the Layers Panel, open Layer Style for Layer 1 and make the following changes:

15)  Open a new layer.

16)  Select the Brush Tool and make the following changes in the Tool Options Bar above:

17)  Change the Foreground color to Red.

18)  Using the Pen Tool, create the path shown in the image below:

19)  Using the Path Selection Tool, right-click this path and select Stroke Path.

20)  In the Stroke Path window, select Brush and click OK.

21)  Select the Gradient Tool and make the following changes in the Tool Options Bar above:

22)  Using the Gradient Tool, draw small lines at both ends of the path you created in Step 18.

That’s it, babe.

Final Result: