Hi all, Silke here.
Today I will show you how to “tie a bow” around a bunch of long-stemmed flowers. Not only a bow, you can also choose to do the same technique with a ribbon or lace.
You will learn:
- Cut out a small piece of a ribbon or lace.
- Use Burn Tool to darken the edges of the ribbon.
- Add the Bow
Start by opening a new document in Photoshop. Add a background (optional). Now add 4 – 6 long stemmed flowers.
Create a flower bunch with a connection point of all the stems, like you would do it in real life! Follow along with this tutorial on how to create a long-stemmed flower bunch.
Cut out a small piece of the ribbon or lace.
Add a bow or ribbon to your document. A lace will also make a wonderful effect.
- Select a small part of the ribbon using the selection tool
- Go to menu bar; and
- Choose Edit > Copy
- Edit > Paste
- Move this new, small, piece to cover the connection point.
Use Burn Tool to darken the edges of the ribbon.
Go to the Burn Tool and choose a small round soft brush. Paint along the edges with following settings:
- soft round brush 175
- Range: Midtones
- Exposure 92%
This shadow on the edges of the ribbon gives us the impression that it is actually enveloping the flowers.
I also added a light shadow to the ribbon .
In my example here below I used some more pieces from the ribbon, using the cut-out parts from the original bow, to give it a wrapped effect.
This technique can be applied to a lace or bow, or even to different ribbons. Be creative. Make it your own!
Click the flower bunch below and get a FREE, pre-wrapped flower bunch from me!