Create Unique Lady Portrait Manipulation with Flower Patterns in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I will show you the steps to create this awesome photo manipulation of a lady portrait shot with flower patterns in Photoshop. Have a try!

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This is an intermediate level tutorial so some steps can be challenging.

Note: The Photoshop tutorial is done in Photoshop CC – therefore some screenshot may have slighting different layout as in the earlier version. Some brushes are exclusive to Photoshop CS6.

Here is a preview of the final effect I have for this tutorial: (click to enlarge)


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OK Let’s get started!

To complete this tutorial, you will need the following stocks:

Model by faestock

Background texture

Flower stock image

Various Crack Brushes and Grunge Brushes (Google and you should be able to find lots of these)

Note: If you have difficulty with Step 3 – 5 of this tutorial, please check out this video tutorial below:

Step 1

Create a new document sized 800px * 1030px with black background. Load the background texture into Photoshop and select the following piece:

1 sel

Copy and paste the selection over to our document and cover the entire canvas:

1 paste

Use a combination of grunge and crack brushes as eraser, remove parts of the texture as shown below:

1 erase

Add the following adjustment layers as clipping masks to this texture:

Black and White

1 bw

Layer mask for the above black and white adjustment layer:

1 bw mask


1 lvs


1 curves

and here is the effect so far:

1 effect

Step 2

We will work on the model in this step. Load the model image into Photoshop and select the following portion:

2 sel

Copy and paste the selection over to our document, re-size and position it as shown below:

2 paste

Apply the following layer mask on the model layer (in red), you can use a combination of grunge or splatter brush to achieve this:

2 mask

And here is my effect after the layer mask:

2 after erase

Add the following adjustment layer as clipping masks to this model layer:

Black and White

2 bw

Apply layer mask on the above black and white adjustment layer to reveal the lips area:

2 bw mask


2 lvs

and here is my effect so far:

2 effect

Step 3

We will add some green pattern over the face area in this step. Load the flower image into Photoshop and select the following area with Lasso Tool (40px feather):

3 sel

Copy and paste the selection over to our document, resize as shown below:

3 paste

Set it as clipping mask to the face layer (put this layer above the previous adjustment layers):

3 clipping mask

Use a small, hard eraser, remove the following parts from this green layer and reveal the face below:

3 erase

Step 4

We will add the flower patterns over to our image. Again we use the Lasso Tool (40px feather) to select a portion as shown below:

4 lasso

Copy and paste the selection over to our document and place it below the model layer. Use a small, hard eraser to remove all parts except the pink flower bits:

4 erase

Apply the following levels adjustment to this flower layer:

4 lvs

and here is the effect so far:

4 effect

Duplicate this flower a few times and move them to the top as shown below:

4 effect 2

Step 5

We’re almost done! To add some final touch-ups for our design, we can paint some splatters around the flower as shown below:

5 particle

Add some cloud/smoke effect around the canvas:

5 cloud

Use the blur tool the blur-out some flowers on the top:

5 blur

We’re then flatten the image, duplicate the background layer and apply the following Accented Edges filter to the duplicated layer:

5 acce

Add the following layer mask to this duplicate layer:

5 mask

and this is effect I have so far:

5 effect

I further added some colours with a number of adjustment layer (selective color, curves, vibrance), I will leave this for you to experiment!

Here is the final effect: (click to enlarge)


That’s it for this tutorial! Hope you enjoy going through it and find it useful. Drop me a comment below if you have any question.

Till next time, have a great day!


  • My name is James and I have been using Photoshop since version 5.0 (long time ago!). PSD Vault is my spare time hobby and I write majority of the Photoshop tutorials and articles here. I hope you enjoy my blog, and feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions.

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