03 February 2012

Tutorial: Glowing floral

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to make this floral effect.

Open a Photoshop document. Set the size to 1800*1600.
Create a new layer and open the Gradient editor. Set the colors to #ffffff and #91dbf1. Select the radial gradient and create a small circle, just like this:

Now open the stock.psd file and click on the thumbnail on the layer panel while holding Ctrl to select it. ( http://www.2shared.com/photo/2Jvy9Rn_/stock.html )
Move it to the picture. Position it like this:

Apply the outer glow on that layer. Set the blend mode to normal, leave the opacity at 75%. Set the spread at 3 and size at 10.

Create a new layer and open the Brush properties. Select the brush called Fuzzball (It's default). Set the size at 10 and the spacing at 71%. The rest is like this.

Follow the thicker lines of the stock and create a few U-styled going out of the white hole. Add an Outer glow effect, just change the opacity to 41%, leave everything else as it was.

Create a new layer, set the colors to white and black and create a radial gradient like this.

Set the blend mode to Overlay.

Go to Layer> New Adjustments Layer> Gradient map. Press OK and set the colors to black and white. Change the opacity to Multiply.

Create a new layer and download this brush. http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes/1283-Bubble-Brushes-for-Photoshop
Import it and pick the one called bubble6. Open the brush properties and set the values:
Make the bubbles seem like they're coming out of the white hole.

Create a new layer and download this brush. http://falln-stock.deviantart.com/art/Smoke-Brushes-Set-1-92730901
Just click once, once again from the hole.
Create a new layer and apply the image. (Image>Apply Image)
Set the blend mode to overlay.

Create another new layer and apply the image once more. Go to Filter>Distort>Wave and hit randomize. Apply the effect. Change the blend mode to overlay and lower the opacity to 73%.

And the final step is to go to the background layer and apply the water paper effect. (Filter>Sketch>Water Paper). Set the values like this: fiber length: 33, brightness: 45 and contrast: 80.

And that's it. Now you know how to make a cool floral effect in a couple of minutes! :)
If you have any questions, post them in the comments.


  1. Wow, looks amazing, I'll try this sometime :)

  2. looks good, i can see me returning many times for tips. nicely done. also following.

  3. That looks so awesome, please keep up the good work! I'm going to practice this one right now.

  4. That looks nice. Seems like you really know your way around PhotoShop.