Digital Bouquet

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

  1. 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.
  2. Open each photo you want to use and define it as a pattern using the same process.
  3. 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.
  4. Repeat this process for each petal layer. Include photos in one, two or three petals.
  5. Print completed flower on matte-finish paper.
  6. 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. 

Front and Back Petals

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