Inverted the image, using (cmd+i) and removed the background using color range tool.
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Duplicated layer (cmd + j). Placed the copy layer behind original. Erased "branches" were necessary.
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Added layer for lighter leaves painted source brushes. Color used. #ff8c7c.
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Created new layer. Added more leaves using darker color. #9a1512. After painting the leaves, changed blending mode to multiply.
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Created new layer. Added more leaves using color. #c02f26.
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Create new layer. Added color #c3b5b1 using petal brush from source brushes. Used eyedropper tool (hold option, while in brush mode) to paint more leaves.
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Added background using gradient tool. Colors used: f3d9bf and 9b8d5e.
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Painted mountain range. Color used: 9b8d5e
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Added more foliage using brushes from source 1 and the calligraphy brush set (standard brush set in Photoshop). Used eyedropper (hold option while in brush mode) to choose colors in picture.
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Merged all visible layers together and apply the following effects: Smart Sharpen and Lighting Effect. Randomly adjusted each effect until it looked good to me. :) Added text layer. Used google translate to change "Filled With Beauty" to chinese.
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Used the warp tool and liquify to change some branches. Used healing brush and brush too. to clean up. And fini..... :)