Photoshop Tutorial: How To Make Beautiful Geranium Flowers



I love Nature! I am amazed of all the shapes of flowers and plants. I decided to make some flowers of a Geranium plant using Photoshop. As you can see, the flowers are colorful and beautiful.
We'll learn how to create them by following this tutorial.


End result:
How To Make Beautiful Geranium Flowers Final Image

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avatar George55

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Tags:flowersgeranium

Step 1

We'll start by opening a new document 800 X 600 px.
Foreground color: Black.
Do not name layer. Leave it as "Background".


Step 2

We'll also work with this image of a hamburger, provided by
pxleyes for a contest. The image is 800 X 600 px.
You can download it, by clicking the right side of your mouse over the picture.
Save picture as...
Save it in a place where you can have access to it.


Step 3

Making the branches.

Use the Polygonal Lasso Tool (L).
Make a selection of a piece of meat. Copy (C) and Paste (V).
Name new layer, "Branch".

Duplicate this layer to make a copy of meat. Join two pieces together. Merge new layer down. Do not change name.

Use Filter - Liquify - Warp (W).
Brush Size 165
Brush Pressure 50
Try to give your branch this form.



Step 4

Copy (C) and Paste (V) some pieces from the main branch. Four or five copies will be fine, it depends how many branches you will use in your main branch.

Remember that every time you copy and paste and object, a new layer will appear. Name new layers, "Branch1", "Branch2", "Branch3", "Branch4", etc.

Use Liquify Tool (Shift + Ctrl + X). This time use a smaller brush. A 65 size and a pressure of 50.


Step 5

Putting the branches together.

You will add the smaller branches to the main branch.
If for any reason the areas where the branches join, does not look good, use a Spatter Brush 24, make it smaller 15 px, with opacity of 50 percent. Start smudging the areas a little, until they look like they are part of the main branch.

After you are happy with the result, you can merge down the layers, "Branch 1, 2, 3, 4,", etc. to form one layer. Name this layer "Branch".


Step 6

How to make the leaves.

You can use the image of hamburger again to Copy (C) and Paste (V) a selection of the meat to form the leaves.

Duplicate your selection three times.
Merge the three layers down. Name new layer, "Leaf".
Use the Clone Stamp Tool (S). Clone all the lines in the middle of meat.

Use the Eraser Tool (E) to erase the border. Form a rounded shape.

Leaf Color:
Green.
Image - Adjustments - Color Balance
Midtones: + 60
Highlights: + 20

We'll make more leaves from this transformed piece of meat.


Step 7

Use the Liquify Tool (Shift + Ctrl + X).
Warp Tool (W).

Use a Brush Size: 50
Brush Pressure: 50

Start warping around, until you get the shape shown in detail in this step.



Step 8

Make at least 8 copies of main leaf. Copy (C) and Paste (V).
Every copy will open a new layer. Name layers, "Leaf1", "Leaf2", "Leaf3", etc.

Use the Transform Tool (T).
Make some small leaves. Do not worry about having those many layers, you'll merge them down when you place all the leaves over the main branch.

You can use the Liquify Tool (Shift + Ctrl + X). Warp Tool (W), to give a different shape to some of the leaves, in this way, they won't look the same.


Step 9

You should have something like this.

Start placing all the leaves over the main branch.

You can add more branches to the main branch if you want. It is up to you. Use the Burn Tool (O) to burn a little around the areas where the leaves overlap eachother.

Merge down all the layers named, "Leaf1, 2, 3, 4,", to form one layer. Name new layer, "Leaves".


Step 10

Forming the Flowers.

The flowers will be made of a small piece of onion.
We just need to make a petal to form a flower.
In this step, we'll learn how to do it, and for this, we will the image source of the hamburger again shown in step 2.


Step 11

Follow the steps given in the image.

We'll form the petal.

From the meat of the hamburger, make a jagged selection, Copy (C) and Paste (V).
Duplicate layer again and colorize it.
Image - Adjustments - Color Balance
Midtones only.
Color Levels: Magenta -100

Move the colorized meat to the center of the petal.
Merge down layer. Name new layer, "Petal".

Delete the layer with the non-colorized piece of meat. You do not need it any more.


Step 12

For this step, you will read and follow the directions and tips given in the image. This is an important step. If needed, read it twice.


Step 13

We'll put the flowers together. This is a very important and necessary step. We will duplicate the flower we made in the step before. Just by copying and pasting selected layers to form the group of flowers. We'll place the flowers over the branches.


Step 14

This is our final step. The flowers are placed over the branches, leaves look good too, and our final image has been accomplished! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I appreciate your patience to learn something new. Good luck to you all!



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40 Comments:

avatar ea8322
ea8322 says:

Very funny

(5 years and 1944 days ago)
avatar akasha
akasha says:

beautiful result! can't believe such nice things can come out of hamburgers. great texture of the leaves and petals

(5 years and 1944 days ago)
avatar Jeantz080807

nice !!!

(5 years and 1943 days ago)
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Guest says:

yes, very nice

(5 years and 1943 days ago)
avatar intrinsic
intrinsic says:

well done!

(5 years and 1943 days ago)
avatar misoo83
misoo83 says:

great

(5 years and 1942 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very nice and funny !

(5 years and 1942 days ago)
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When I saw the picture of the final product, the last thing I expected to see was a hamburger!!!

(5 years and 1942 days ago)
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Guest says:

sooo nice...!!1

(5 years and 1941 days ago)
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Guest says:

fantastic

(5 years and 1941 days ago)
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Guest says:

fantastic result....

(5 years and 1941 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow that's realy empressive

(5 years and 1940 days ago)
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Guest says:

super,,, i love this

(5 years and 1938 days ago)
avatar ladybug
ladybug says:

AMAZING!!! It looks so beautiful , thank you!!!... now I'm hungry!

(5 years and 1938 days ago)
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Guest says:

nice thing.....from hamburger to flower...very amazing!


causing printshop

(5 years and 1937 days ago)
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Guest says:

It´s a cool Idea and this resul has become truly great, Very nice

(5 years and 1937 days ago)
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Guest says:

very creative use of burger, i must say its lateral thinking, excellent, i m amazed

(5 years and 1936 days ago)
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Guest says:

Excellent creative

(5 years and 1935 days ago)
avatar George55
George55 says:

Thank you for taking the time to read this tutorial, when we got the contest, I did not have idea what to do. I thought, probably I will make flowers from the burger. I saw some Geraniums that we have in our yard, they were blooming and the flowers were beautiful. So, that is what I will do, I thought, and here are the results. Comments appreciated.

(5 years and 1935 days ago)
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Alkhall says:

Being fairly new to Ps I was really amazed by this tuorial, this is the best thing I've ever seen come out of a fast food outlet!!! :0)

(5 years and 1935 days ago)
avatar devangel
devangel says:

nice....

(5 years and 1925 days ago)
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Guest says:

ranga: great innovative creative and extremely clear tutorial.

(5 years and 1918 days ago)
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Guest says:

exclent work

(5 years and 1918 days ago)
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Guest says:

haha amazing!

(5 years and 1902 days ago)
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sash says:

Whoa......

(5 years and 1883 days ago)
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dialyn says:

Okay, that is the coolest thing to turn a hamburger into a geranium. You're amazing.

(5 years and 1879 days ago)
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dialyn says:

Okay, that is the coolest thing to turn a hamburger into a geranium. You're amazing.

(5 years and 1879 days ago)
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Guest says:

cant stop laughing here, what a gorgeous idea and great tutorial, thanks!!! Freda

(5 years and 1879 days ago)
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Guest says:

Absolutely amazing, fantastic work, can't wait to try this...
Beautiful flowers...

Well done!

Lou

(5 years and 1879 days ago)
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Guest says:

great hamburger .........
thanks

(5 years and 1876 days ago)
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Guest says:

Good Work !

(5 years and 1876 days ago)
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Guest says:

amazing !!!!!!!!! too gud

(5 years and 1875 days ago)
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Guest says:

woha! this is awsome! omg! it's amazing, i never expected it was a burger turned into flowers. ahahha it's looks amazing! wow

(5 years and 1841 days ago)
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Guest says:

I can't believe in that :P

(5 years and 1811 days ago)
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Guest says:

超出了视觉的极限!

(5 years and 1735 days ago)
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Guest says:

es muy original, dejo mi resultado
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x71/EnergiaElca1/mis%20trabajos/geranios.jpg

(5 years and 1685 days ago)
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Guest says:

Never would have thought about this! Amazing. I did it but I wouldn't say it's good. The flowers look great it was the leaves that weren't so hot!

(5 years and 1646 days ago)
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Guest says:

Here are mine I left the above comment. I like the flowers.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy26/memphisfran/hamburgerflowers.png

(5 years and 1646 days ago)
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Guest says:

Never would have thought about this! Amazing. I did it but I wouldn't say it's good. The flowers look great it was the leaves that weren't so hot!

(5 years and 1646 days ago)
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Guest says:

so nice

(5 years and 1582 days ago)


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