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arsheesh
08-09-2012, 08:03 PM
Hi All, don't know if this will be useful to any of you or not, but I was playing around with different ways of making trees in GIMP for (non-hand-drawn) style maps and came up with this little Tree Hose Brush. It's not really too photo-realistic, but might be fun for a fanciful artistic map (for lack of a better name).

To install the brush, download the attached zipped file, unzip it and save the .gih file to the "Brushes" folder of GIMP. Then either restart GIMP, or hit the "refresh" button at the bottom of the Brushes dialogue in GIMP and you should see the Tree brush within your brushes.

To use it, figure out what brush size you'd like to use (it's optimal between 12-25px), and then tick the "Apply Jitter" box in your the Tool Options for your brush (I set the "amount" between 2-3). Anyway, hope you enjoy.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

ruff
08-09-2012, 10:57 PM
would be awesome if there was a PS version also.. ;)

arsheesh
08-09-2012, 11:35 PM
I might be wrong about this (I don't actually own PS), but I don't think PS has the capability of utilizing.gih files for brushes (which in GIMP, are called Hose Brushes). If so, this is one of those places where GIMP has an edge over PS. That said, you can create fantastic trees/forests in PS by making use of brush presets (such as bevel & emboss, pattern overlay, drop-shadow, scatter) etc, and this is definitely an advantage of PS over GIMP.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh

Lyandra
10-31-2012, 04:43 PM
Thanks for sharing. I really have to try using GIMP to create sth (especially for your Eriond tutorial;)). It would be great if some of its options were added to PS in the future.

jtougas
10-31-2012, 06:30 PM
How do I keep missing this stuff?? Another great item my friend. :)

arsheesh
10-31-2012, 06:53 PM
Thanks for sharing. I really have to try using GIMP to create sth (especially for your Eriond tutorial;)). It would be great if some of its options were added to PS in the future.

The ironic thing is that PS offers far more options for making great-looking and quick photorealistic trees (in virtue of it's capability to apply layer styles to multiple layers), so this was one method I experimented with for trying to create quick trees as well. It just happens to be a method that PS can't achieve.


How do I keep missing this stuff?? Another great item my friend. :)

Thanks JT.

Cheers,
-Arsheesh