View Full Version : Photoshop Realistic Trees and Forest Tutorial

05-25-2012, 09:07 PM
Hi everyone,
I thought I would let everyone know that I have written my first tutorial on how to make "realistic" forests and trees in Photoshop. I have explained each step and why I use and suggest settings, making it really easy for the user to easily manipulate to get their own effects. This style is effective for close-ups (see more individual trees at once) or long-distances (see entire forests at once).
The style that can be achieved is in this screenshot:
You can read the tutorial Create Trees or Forests for Cartography Maps (http://ervirath.com/writing-tips/create-trees-or-forests-for-cartography-maps/) at my website Ervirath (http://ervirath.com).
At the very end of the article you can also download the Photoshop file that can be readily made into a pattern, so please do!
If you download I would really appreciate it if you can leave a thank you comment on my blog :D

05-26-2012, 11:20 AM
The sample looks good! Looking forward to trying the technique out :)

05-27-2012, 01:00 AM
Thanks for the feedback Gidde!
I'm offering the files for free on my website, but since I did use some source files please double check the original artists' copyrights just to be sure it suits your purposes.

05-28-2012, 03:40 AM
This is excellent, thank you :)

05-30-2012, 05:17 AM
No problems :D I hope it comes in handy

04-16-2014, 11:39 AM
Does anyone still have this tutorial? I believe the links provided are broken...

04-17-2014, 02:30 PM
There's a copy of it on The Wayback Machine, but no images:

08-16-2014, 10:19 AM
does someone have a copy of that tutorial to download?

09-17-2014, 08:26 PM
Your link doesn't go to your site

09-18-2014, 05:17 PM
She didn't pay her hosting or domain registration bill, so that website is gone, as you can see from the most recent comments in this thread. I posted a link to the tutorial on The Wayback Machine above. It's a little difficult to follow without the images, but it's still possible.

Her web and graphic design business page is still up, but as far as I know it doesn't have anything cartographically interesting on it.