Friday, October 12, 2007

How to Create A Fabulous Photo-Realistic Flower Button For Digital Scrapbooking

Creating a Realistic Flower Embellishment

from a Photo

by Amy Duquette, Creative Team Member


I took some photos of some flowers from my SIL's garden and I thought it would make a GREAT embellishment. With a little help from Photoshop I was able to turn it into a flower button.


1. Open up the photo in Photoshop (or whatever program you prefer)



2. Delete the background and extract the flower from the photo. (I am not going to go into details on HOW to do this step because that is a whole other tutorial)




3. Crop your photo to get rid of the extra white space.


4. Next go to FILTER>SHARPEN>UNSHARP MASK and adjust the settings to improve the detail in the photo without going overboard.



5. Add a button or center of some kind to the flower.




6. Now all you need to do is save it and then add it to your layout!



Credits:

November Rain Kit - Digi-Mac Designs (Amy Duquette)

Font - You are Loved


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5 comments:

Beth said...

what a beautiful idea! i love the button in the center of the flower!

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Oh I am going to have to try this! I have PLENTY of flower photos :) Thank you for sharing this and sparking some creative ideas!! (I need LOTS of sparks) lol

grambie said...

I have tried this and so glad to see it posted her on your site. A lovely technique that definitely adds to the tone of the page layout. Thanks for the tutorial.

dmrdm said...

Going to have to try this right away with pictures of my flowers.

You certainly have some creative tuts on this site. I'm going to have to go through all of them!

Jen said...

I LOVE this! Thanks so much...I just spent the last 30 minutes searching for a flower picture & finally found one. Turned out great :)