First the structure of the window is painted in with the brush tool. I painted the background of the new canvas first with a darker color so that the white would show up.
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Here the window design has been finished using the brush tool at a hard setting.
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Here, the butterfly and flower design is painted into the top corners using the brush tool. Colors needed to be changed later and for that I used the hue/saturation tool.
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Areas of the stained glass have been started here using the airbrush with a soft setting and two colors in each box. They are swirled together using the smudge tool.
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Stained glass areas are complete now except for an area where dogwood will be inserted.
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Stained glass has had a filter placed over those sections just painted. Glass filter is found in filter/distort tool section.
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Background of garden steps is now inserted behind the layer of the window and sized with scale tool to fit opening.
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Now 2 tulips have been brought in from source photo and have been duplicated and changed here and there with scale and liquify tools. Stems have been extended using the clone tool. The leaves were started with the liquify tool to make leaf shape from green area of stems in source. The leaves are also changed with scale tool and color change tools. Both flowers and leaves are also turned opposite direction using the edit/transform/flip horizontally tool.
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Here is shown the process of creating leaf shape with liquify warp tool.
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Leaves are put into place first, then tulips will be added.
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Tulips and leaves are all in place, then shadows have been added on sides away from light source. Dogwood has been chopped from source photo, scaled to fit half of the section where it will go, then duplicated and flipped horizontally for other side. I am allowing the leaves at the bottom to overlap window trim to add to the design.
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Ends of leaves which go behind stained glass panels are finished with the glass filter. To do this, I duplicated the leaf, used the glass filter, then erased the part which did not need the filter. Butterfly is chopped and added to a layer behind white window trim. Finally, the entire piece is merged visibly.
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To finish up, a brown filter is placed over entire merged piece and opacity is reduced to 35%.