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Creating Foliage Brushes for Digital Illustration
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Released Jan 1, 2013
Kurt Jones

Guest Tutor

Kurt Jones
In this tutorial, we will discuss how you can create foliage brushes in Photoshop for digitally painting and environment.

We'll begin by learning how we can create a custom leaf brush using an image for our example. From there we'll explore how we can draw our own foliage brushes and discuss how design makes an important role in the final execution of the brush. Along the way we'll focus on how we can adjust the settings for our brush presets in the brush panel.

Finally, we'll use our foliage brushes to flesh out an entire illustration. While Photoshop does come stocked with some useful grass and leaf brushes, being able to create your own custom foliage brushes will provide you with a lot more creative control when painting an environment digitally.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:08
Creating a leaf brush from an image
2

Creating a leaf brush from an image

 
14:25
Drawing out our leaf brush
3

Drawing out our leaf brush

 
11:38
Designing grass brushes
4

Designing grass brushes

 
11:42
Creating a tree bark brush from an image
5

Creating a tree bark brush from an image

 
12:07
Painting tree leaves using our leaf brush preset
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Painting tree leaves using our leaf brush preset

 
12:36
Painting in bushes using additional leaf brushes
7

Painting in bushes using additional leaf brushes

 
11:05
Painting with our grass brushes
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Painting with our grass brushes

 
12:04
Painting bark on our tree
9

Painting bark on our tree

 
09:54
Adding final foliage details
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Adding final foliage details

 
15:08