A tree with rich leafage

 
Draw a tree with rich leafage - Part 2
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.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Choose now the Eraser Tool to correct the leafage edges with dots motion.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Applying the Smudge Tool of a big size, correct the lowest part of the tree's trunk.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Increase a little the trunk's brightness and contrast with next combination: Image - Adjustments - Brightness/Contrast.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Choose now a brush resembling a leaf and change a little its adjustments in the Brushes window.
Choose two colors also that will be used in representing the leaves.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs
  


Apply exactly this brush on the leafage.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

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).

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

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.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Copy the layer now and blur it out (Gaussian Blur). Change its type on the Soft Light and minimize the Opacity till 73%.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs 

The tree is ready.

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4 Responses to "A tree with rich leafage"

 
Ryan Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 27 Apr 2008 11:21:37 AM MDT
Beautiful!

 
Hudsony Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 07 Oct 2008 6:45:48 PM MDT
Great work! The attention to light makes it special. The combination of techniques come together really well. I'd like to see more tree designs!

 
Danny Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 11 Feb 2009 6:29:25 AM MDT
Good tutorial but why do you talk like that? "Create now, the brush"... "Draw now, the edges", etc... It's dumb.

 
Jerry Rating: ratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfullratingfull Unrated
said this on 09 Apr 2009 3:32:26 PM MDT
Danny -- Don't you wish you had as great a command of Ukranian and Anastacia has of English in writing this very informative tutorial?




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