Tiffany Tillman invented a way to combine her favorite blossoms with vibrantly-colored papers and much-loved photos. Here's how you can make your own digital bouquets.
Materials Photoshop (Adobe) • flower templates • digital papers of your choice • photo frame • artificial gardenia flowers with leaves • matte heavyweight paper or cardstock for printing • decoupage adhesive • wire cutters - Floral Frame by Tiffany Tillman | Arlington, TX
Making a Single Flower
- Open the digital patterned paper (or papers) you want to use. In each file, select Edit > Define Pattern to load the paper into the pattern overlay options.
- Open each photo you want to use and define it as a pattern using the same process.
- In Photoshop, open the Front Petals template (click here for JPG template or here for PSD template). In the Layers menu, right-click the First Petal layer to open the layer properties menu. Select Pattern Overlay and choose a patterned paper from the available options. In Photoshop Elements, open the Front Petals template. Copy and paste patterned paper from original file into template. Place patterned-paper layer above First Petal layer. In Layers menu, Ctrl-click thumbnail image of First Petal layer to select petal. With selection border still active, click patterned-paper layer to select. Click Ctrl-G (Cmd-G for Mac) to group paper and petal layers together, filling petal outline with desired pattern.
- Repeat this process for each petal layer. Include photos in one, two or three petals.
- Print completed flower on matte-finish paper.
- Repeat steps 3-5, using Back Petals template (click here for JPG template or here for PSD template). Print two copies of Back Petals file.