Not everyone's lawn looks like the fairways at Pebble Beach Country Club. I like to add that little bit of bloom in some of my renderings. Imagine clover in June, or dandelion. Flowers can be easily added for a subtle addition to your exterior rendering. All it takes is setting up a flower brush in photoshop.
For the flowers seen in these four examples:
there are two things to remember,
1. you have the have the right tool
2. how you apply the tool is entirely up to you. beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
With that being said, the following is a step by step guide for the mechanics of item 1, setting up the brushes for flowers like the ones used in the first example.
Here is what I do,
Search the internet for photoshop flower brushes. You're looking for the ABR file. When you find a set you like, place the ABR file in the folder where the other photoshop brushes reside,
select the brush icon, then the brush pull down menu.
select load brushes, find the ABR file you just downloaded.
flowers are colorful. pick a couple of colors.
To start, we need a brush. select the brush icon again, then the brush pull down menu.
scroll down to your new brushes, and pick one... this one looks good. size the brush to fit your scene.
lets paint some flowers!
test it out. give it a swipe. not very exciting. click the brush palette menu. located here on a MAC. not sure if it is the same for PC's.
I start by adding some shape dynamics, like size and angle jitter. give it another swipe.
Add some scatter, give it a swipe. This (the swipe) doesn't have anything to do with the setup but it does give you a chance to see the effect of the changes as you fine tune your brush. makes it a little easier when adjusting the settings in the future.
I like to include color dynamics. Remember we selected a couple of colors a few steps back? mainly jitter between the foreground and backround colors. test it out. a little hue jitter too.
I also like to use the airbrush option, which adds the ability to fluctuate the spray.
after that, the rest is up to you...