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    Golden Flower Effect
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    In this tutorial you learn how to use a variation of filters and tools within photoshop to create a very nice Golden Flower effect that works great as a desktop, or signature background.
    Here is an example of the final outcome:


    Note: This tutorial uses features and techniques that are only available in Photoshop CS and CS2 // this tutorial will not work for those of you using Photoshop 7 and older.

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    Step 7.)
    Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

    Press CTRL + T on your keyboard to get out the Free Transform Tool, and rotate this duplicate layer approximately 45 degrees.

    Press CTRL + SHIFT + T on your keyboard 4 or 5 times to repeat the Transformation. Your canvas should look similar to this:






    Step 8.)
    Hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and click each of the circle layers so that they all are selected (they will appear blue in you layers pallet). Once this is done, press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate these layers.

    Go to Image->Adjustments->Invert (or press CTRL + i) to invert the colors.

    Go to Filter->Blur->Radial Blur, and apply the following settings:


    Change the Blending Mode of this layer to Linear Light:


    Result:






    Step 9.)
    Hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and click each of the circle layers so that they all are selected (they will appear blue in you layers pallet).

    Press CTRL + U on your keyboard to open up the Hue/Saturation window and apply the following settings:
    Note: Make sure the "Colorize" box is checked.


    Result:






    Step 10.)
    Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

    Go to Filter->Brush Strokes->Ink Outlines, and apply the following settings:


    Change the Blending Mode of this layer to "Soft Light":


    Result:






    Step 11.)
    Hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and click each of the circle layers so that they all are selected (they will appear blue in you layers pallet). Press CTRL + J on your keyboard 2 times to duplicate this layer twice.

    Click on the topmost layer in the layer pallet (the 2nd duplicate) and press CTRL + T on your keyboard to get out the Free Transform tool.

    Place your cursor near the top right node (box) hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard, click and drag inward toward the center of the shape to scale this shape down in size and position it near the center.

    Repeat this process with the layer below this one (the first duplicate layer) and position it near the center as well as l have done here:






    Step 12.)
    Hold down the SHIFT key on your keyboard and click each of the circle layers so that they all are selected (they will appear blue in you layers pallet). Press CTRL + J on your keyboard to duplicate this layer.

    Press CTRL + SHIFT + U on your keyboard to desaturate this layer:


    Change the Blending Mode of this layer to "Vivid Light":


    Here is my final result:


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