Open element5.psd, and element6.psd from the cover CD or from the Zip file – these are images of bubbles – and element7.jpg, then cut them out and work them into the composition around the moon and roses.
You can use the Gaussian Blur filter here to make the design more attractive (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur).
Create the waterfall for the rose using the Pen tool by tracing the edge of the rose and drawing in the drip, then adding a layer style with Outer Glow, as in step 11. Select a small Soft Round brush and use it to highlight areas, varying the colour and opacity.
To finish the piece, we’re going to use a Noise filter to add a paper effect to the piece. Select Layer > Merge Visible, then select Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Set the amount to 6%, distribution to Uniform, and tick the Monochromatic box.
Who: Born in Hong Kong, Peter Lin moved to London at 16, and graduated from University of Creative Arts last year. He now works as creative director of 2xanadu Creative Media studio in Kingston, working on illustration, motion graphics, website design, and other projects for clients around the world.
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 or higher
Time to complete: 2 hours
On the CD or download: Files for this tutorial can be found on the cover CD or downloaded here