Tip: Drawing a Rose in Gimp and Photoshop

Hello and welcome to a Valentine’s Day tip: Drawing a Rose in Gimp and Photoshop

In this tutorial, Tim Von Rueden takes a look at how to go about drawing a rose using a single petal in both softwares, Gimp and Photoshop.

↑Above is the Photoshop tutorial ↑ and ↓ below is the Gimp tutorial ↓

First we create a shape that will act as our petal that will be duplicated over and over

drawing a rose

– Then add a simple shading to it

-Copy and paste the petal. Rotate and out the petal in a fitting spot for a flower shape.

-Rinse and repeat the above direction until you have a full bloomed rose

-Merge the petal layers together and you now have a flower to copy over and over and over…

If you have any questions please leave a response in the comment section below!




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7 Responses to “Tip: Drawing a Rose in Gimp and Photoshop”
  1. Posts: 102
    verticies says:

    All I got her was a necklass, where were you yesterday :)
    Nice tip

  2. Posts: 3
    Overboard says:

    I do not know why, maybe because I am a noob with photoshop, but if i know right, roses, have something like 5 petals on each layer, omly are smallaer towards the center (can not explain better in my poor english). So for the first layer U make one petal, copy it, put that little crosshair az the center of rotation at the bottom of the patal, rotate it 72 degrees, enter, and than just Ctrl+Shift+Alt+T. I know it will be a bit to systematic, but than you need only to resize them, or warp them for a more natural feel. Than again, now i have learned how to draw a rose petal, which is the base othe whole thing, so thanx a LOT!!!

    Sorry for the long comment 😛

    • Posts: 640

      haha no thanks for commenting such a long reply, it’s always nice when I can learn something in return 😀

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        Overboard says:

        I have done too much procedural fractals (or how it is called) for my friends. This made it faster 😀 . That is why i like this site, we all learn from each other.

  3. Posts: 139

    I kept thinking of that Seal song while watching this! Just a tip on the Gimp side of things: When you merged the layers you could have also created a layer with the New from Visible option. It would have had the same effect but retained all the original layers. Whenever 2.7 officially releases that is suppose to have folders so then you could toss all the layers in a folder. Often times after I’ve done an image in grayscale I’ll start adding colors on different layers and eventually do New from Visible to get a flattened version and start color picking from that. It has the added bonus of being able to hide the working layer and quickly see the progress you’ve made.

    • Posts: 3
      Overboard says:

      Wow… Nice and useful… made my workflow faster. Thanks! 😀

  4. Posts: 3
    jokayo says:

    >Question : do u work with my paint ?

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