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    Default Trees in photoshop using layer styles

    I have been experimenting with making trees and forest using photoshop layers styles. Far from perfected but I thought I'd share the results so far.
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    Looks pretty good to me! How'd you do it?
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    I will write a tutorial if I can get the technique just right, and there is enough interest. Basically you make 4 transparent layers and apply drop shadow, bevel, inner glow, 1px stroke to each. Then stamp green/ brown grunge pattern brushes on each layer.

    To get it looking really good I this a range of custom tree brushes is going to be needed.
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    looks good so far - pic is a little small to take in the details
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    The technique does not work very well, with my current settings, on trees greater than 50px wide
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    Looks interesting. At some trees the edges seems too sharp, but I guess this can be improved by refining the technique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sapiento View Post
    Looks interesting. At some trees the edges seems too sharp, but I guess this can be improved by refining the technique.
    I know what you mean. I think that I'll need to make softer edge brushes in a greater variety of shapes. I was just experimenting with what I already had. You could also reduce the opacity of the stoke effect or choose a softer colour to suit your taste and requirements.
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    Softer edge brushes might be a possibility. I don't know what you are using exactly, but maybe a slight Gaussian blur could also take care of this.

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    I'd definitely be interested in seeing a tutorial on how to do this. I think what you've accomplished so far looks really good.
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    New member (and mapper) here. What you guys do is amazing!

    Would definitely read a tree tutorial for photoshop!

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