A tree with rich leafage

This tutorial we will learn how to represent a tree with rich leafage.

Open a new file: File – New (ctrl+n)

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Choose then the Brush Tool of a small size and determine the future tree’s contours.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Create next a new layer: Layer – New – Layer and little by little, outline the tree’s rind, applying the Brush Tool. Paint it firstly with the basic color.

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Change now the brush’s adjustments and picture out its texture.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Mark now clearly the rind’s light and its shadow.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Using the Burn Tool, mark out the most intensive shadows.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Apply next the Smudge Tool and blur out all the traits, keeping the same texture of the “stripy” rind.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Create then a new layer above this one and get back to the Brush Tool, painting with it the leafage.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Choose now another brush’s type and paint the leafage in different directions, using several different colors.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs Erase now the layer containing the draft with the Delete Layer button on the Layers window. Insert a new layer on the previous one’s place and paint it with a certain color, using Paint Bucket Tool.

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Choose now the Eraser Tool to correct the leafage edges with dots motion.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Applying the Smudge Tool of a big size, correct the lowest part of the tree’s trunk.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Increase a little the trunk’s brightness and contrast with next combination: Image – Adjustments – Brightness/Contrast.

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Choose now a brush resembling a leaf and change a little its adjustments in the Brushes window.
Choose two colors also that will be used in representing the leaves.

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Apply exactly this brush on the leafage.

a tree with rich leafage in adobe Photoshop cs

Make a copy with the leafage: Layer – Duplicate Layer and move the copy lower than the basic layer with the leafage. Apply to it a special filter (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur).

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Merge down now all the layers: Layer – Merge Visible (shift+ctrl+e) and create the effect of a shining sun among the leafage. It’s possible to do it with the Dodge Tool.

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Copy the layer now and blur it out (Gaussian Blur). Change its type on the Soft Light and minimize the Opacity till 73%.

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The tree is ready.

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