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    Question Help, please?

    (If this post belongs in another section, just kick its butt where it does, I don't know my way around just yet )

    I've decided to start a new world map using brushes I made myself instead of the premade/downloaded ones I have accumulated. I've been looking for a few tips, pointers, or (hopefully) tutorials for two things:

    1. Trees.
    2. Mountains.

    Trees always float in the atmosphere, how do I get them grounded?
    I've searched everywhere for beginner tutorials for drawing mountains, specifically for maps but I'm guessing my search keywords/parameters might be off because I haven't found anything on either DA or here at the guild. I was thinking of something similar to the Rivers sticky that's here? Any help would be MUCH MUCH appreciated and would save me from pulling out my hair.

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    This may not be exactly what you're looking for, but you might try creating one mountain or a small chunk of them using this method, and then making a brush out of 'em...
    "I like a look of agony, because I know it's true."

    -Emily Dickinson

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    To anchor your trees on the ground... add a little shadow below.

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    You might like to look at the videos I did with this style... I did not talk about the trees that much but you still might like to look through the .psd that I attached.


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    Here's a really good tutorial for drawing mountain brushes on this forum:

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