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Socotra - making of interweaved lines
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By Vlad Gerasimov
Published on 11/10/2008
 
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Micro tutorial about drawing interweaved lines with Photoshop Brush tool.

This is a micro-tutorial about drawing interweaving tree branches. I do not claim this is the best way :-) but it works well for me.
 
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 1

Select Brush tool, set various settings as you like, however, decrease default Spacing (25%) to 8-10%.
 
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 2

Draw your ornaments or branches.
 
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 3

Switch to Eraser tool, set brush size to 15-25% of size you used to draw. Carefully erase...
 
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 4

.. then again and again...
 
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 5

...until there are no intercepting lines.
 
Socotra - making of interweaved lines - Step 6

Author: Vlad Gerasimov
URL:    http://www.vladstudio.com