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11-29-2006, 10:01 AM
Does anyone have any tips for painting in trees? Such as tree detail placed in the mid or background...

12-30-2006, 04:53 AM
find a photo reference? :D you ussualy don't *paint* trees...that's why we are matte painters haha

12-30-2006, 08:05 AM
Hehe yeah, I would rather find a photo reference, or maybe a good 3D model or something.

01-17-2007, 10:21 AM
You'll find a variety of tutorials on painting trees on the tutorials page here: http://www.gardenhose.com Problem is, assuming it's a problem at all, you'll need Painter or Paint Shop Pro as the approach uses nozzles or tubes.

If you you're interested, check out the newer PDF tutorials on painting forests too. http://www.gardenhose.com/rainforests.htm Small sample versions of the paints you'll need are included, including Photoshop adaptations.

This is a coconut palm created using one of the coming Photoshop versions. Oddly, because it was unexpected, the PS version was easier to use and more precise than painting with nozzles.

Have fun :)