Erase now the layer containing the draft with the Delete Layer
button on the Layers
window. Insert a new layer on the previous one's place and paint it with a certain color, using Paint Bucket Tool.
Choose now the Eraser Tool
to correct the leafage edges with dots motion.
Applying the Smudge Tool
of a big size, correct the lowest part of the tree's trunk.
Increase a little the trunk's brightness and contrast with next combination: Image - Adjustments - Brightness/Contrast.
Choose now a brush resembling a leaf and change a little its adjustments in the Brushes
Choose two colors also that will be used in representing the leaves.
Apply exactly this brush on the leafage.
Make a copy with the leafage: Layer - Duplicate Layer
and move the copy lower than the basic layer with the leafage. Apply to it a special filter (Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur
Merge down now all the layers: Layer - Merge Visible
(shift+ctrl+e) and create the effect of a shining sun among the leafage. It's possible to do it with the Dodge Tool
Copy the layer now and blur it out (Gaussian Blur
). Change its type on the Soft Light
and minimize the Opacity
The tree is ready. Made by Sigma
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