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Tree tutorial Part 2 by Tephra76 Tree tutorial Part 2 by Tephra76
Part 2: Branches and Leaves

As requested, here is a tutorial on how I do trees in my backgrounds. It pretty much covers the basics only, but I hope you all find it helpful. And I hope it's not too confusing!

This is done in Photoshop Elements, but I believe regular Photoshop can also be used.

[link] <-- Part 1
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VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Great Thanks for sharing!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Artist
Spetacular work!! :clap:
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SwiftFlight1 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks
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paulscott Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
It's also worth mentioning a basic concept of tree growth. Most species of trees have a "leader" branch, it is usually the tallest branch. The leader branch produces hormones that causes the tree to grow generally straight up(tilting towards the leader branch to an extent), and causes other branches to try to grow towards the lead branch(why branches don't grow towards the earth).

That's also you can can force trees to grow spooky in real life, or exhibit other strange behavior like having a second trunk. by manipulating the lead branch, or removing it all together at various times of the trees life.
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting! Thanks for the info :)
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work! Thanks for the tutorial!
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:iconkodiak-the-wolf:
Kodiak-the-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I could hug you...
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:icontephra76:
Tephra76 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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DisaFear Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wicked tutorial. Ah, the power of the brush
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RomaKH Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for this!! I always have a hard time with trees! Used here: [link] thanks a lot.^^
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Lightybug Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Used this here: [link]
Thanks! 8D
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Sylrien Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love you! I love you! I love you! I've been wanting to paint a tree for AGES and this is like the only tutorial I could could right! -gives you lots of hugs- I'll send you a link to it so you can see when I get around to uploading it =D
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Glad to be of help.
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Sylrien Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
[link] Here we go! =D I started off with one tree on a blank background, then went nuts and did a whole scene O-o
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! :thumbsup:
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Sylrien Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks =D
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Shiori92 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial seriously helped!! Thanks alot!! [link] That's my tree it's not very good but with practice it'll get better ^.^
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great! I'm glad I could help :)
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Shiori92 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D do you still make tutorials?
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:icontephra76:
Tephra76 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
No, not at the moment. :)
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Shiori92 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay thanks =]
oh Sorry to bother you but would you know any good landscape tutorials?
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:icontephra76:
Tephra76 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, I have some in my Tutorials and Guides collection, located in my favorites.
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Shiori92 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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TheOrderRevolution Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011   Digital Artist
I used Photoshop CS4, and it worked fine. (I'm saying that in reply to what you said in the comments :) )
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:icontephra76:
Tephra76 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great, thanks for letting me know!
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ImABritishTeapot Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student General Artist
This is a brilliant tutorial.:clap: Will link you my finished product when done :nod:
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I look forward to seeing it! :) And thank you!
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ImABritishTeapot Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Here it is: [link]

Hope you like it :w00t:
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks nice! :)
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FrostBo Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great tutorial,congrats its easy,friendly user,and clean.And give really good result.
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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Miyori999 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   General Artist
Thankyou, while I don't have any photoshop, I have an advanced paint program that works similarly. It was really helpful. Now all I need is more practice ^_^
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to have helped :)
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pixiekat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for making this! :aww: The tutorial was really helpful. I've always struggled with trees...
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Deerdryad Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Great tutorial! ^_^
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Delorya Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
must try this :3 trees were never my strong part :p
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to be of help :)
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Lucario7727198 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks for making this tutorial! It really helped me with my most recent project. :)
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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ShawtJyrarph363 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I will try this :D
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DorkDownUnder Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
OMG this tutorial was the cherry-on-top of my picture!! :D I now know how to draw awesome trees. :boogie:
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very easy and understandable.

Thanks for making it.
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww:
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Shell04 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Student General Artist
I stumbled upon this tutorial when searching for references for drawing Cherry Blossom trees. I need to draw/make one for a Japanese club poster. This tutorial is really easy to follow, and I know it will help alot :D

:glomp: Thank you so much!
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Tephra76 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, I'm glad it will help you :D
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Kauthar-Sharbini Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Thank you very much ^__^
it's helpful
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:icontephra76:
Tephra76 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome :)
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bearandbuggle Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
fantastic, thank you :D
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:icontephra76:
Tephra76 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :D And thank you! :)
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