Have you ever tried to make funny holder for photos? Ok, this Photoshop tutorial Iâ€™m going to be showing you how to make a simple and nice smiling flower children holder for photos.
Alright, you can start by first creating a new document; I used a document size of 500×500 pixels, white background.
Now youâ€™ll want to begin with creating basis for holder. Get out the Custom Shape Tool and select Flower 1 Shape (this is standard shape).
Use color of #94cb00 to get the picture as below:
I think we need to add leaves to our green shape. For this effect select Burn Tool (Range: Shadows, 30%) and darken this shape as shown below:
Ok, time to add yellow flower core. Select Ellipse Tool and create a round shape with color of #fff93a similar to mine:
Ok, not looking so great, yet! Now we can put something like smiling face on this core. First of all, I would like to add some glare to it. Make a round selection using Elliptical Marquee Tool and fill it with white to transparent linear gradient.
Make a new one selection as on picture below and press Ctrl+Shift+I to invert selection, then delete image outside the selection.
Press Ctrl+D to remove the selection. Good! Now select the Ellipse Tool to create a shape with a black color as on picture below:
Duplicate this layer (Layer > Duplicate Layer) and move it a little bit left.
And the last oneâ€¦ we need to add a mouth. Make the selection using Elliptical Marquee Tool as shown below and fill it with a black color.
Make a new one selection and cut away part of circle to get a â€˜smileâ€™ similar like to this:
Press Ctrl+D to remove the selection. Looking better now! Merge all layers of the face into the one and rotate it (Edit > Transform > Rotate).
Time to add a couple if ribbons to our holder for photos. You can do this by using Pen Tool with the color of #94cb00.
Right click the Layer Thumbnail in the Layers Palette and select Rasterize Layer. To bring our ribbons three-dimensional effect use Dodge Tool with moderate settings (Range: Highlights, 30%) do a little bit of dodge-work on the each ribbon. We should have an image like below:
Select Burn Tool (Range: Shadows, 30%) to make the same things.
OK, weâ€™re done for that part, but we I think we should bring some picture to our canvas.
Actually you can use different pictures or photos. I prefer to use this one, used above. If you want to download this picture, please feel free: MonstersInk.jpg.
Apply the Outer Glow and Stroke layer styles to the layer with picture.
Our children holder for photos is done!