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Decorating Your Photo From Scratch

Create a new document (800x650 px)

Open a photo that you want to decorate, in this tutorial I used this photo:

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Move that photo to the new document. Press Ctrl + J to duplicate this layer and use Free Transform > Flip Horizontal. You'll get this:

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Open this texture, move this texture to document and put its layer over the model layer, set blend mode: soft light:

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Choose Brush Tool and select:

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Apply brush several time to the picture to get a result like this: (remember to choose foreground color #D89A53):

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Open this photo

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Use Magnetic Lasso Tool to cut it (Feather = 1px).

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Drag the flower to your main document. Press Ctrl + J to duplicate it. Use Transform and arrange like this:

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Add more text, duplicate them and decrease the opacity

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Create a new layer. Choose airbrushes and apply like this:

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Go to Filter > Distort > Twirl:

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Press Ctrl + F for Twirl-repeating until the picture becomes this:

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Create a new layer then choose Gradient Tool:

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Drag a straight line then set its opacity to 50% with blend mode: Color burn. You'll get this:

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Choose this brush :

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and apply them to the picture:

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Press Shift + Ctrl + E to merge all layer together. Press Ctrl + J to duplicate.

Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur:

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Set blend mode soft light and opacity 50%.

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This is the final result:

Decorating Your Photo From Scratch

Click here to download brushes used in this tutorial

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