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Now load the 2 trees silhouettes pack we downloaded into our brush panel (check the beginning of that video to see how).

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Make sure black is your foreground color (press D), leave the opacity at 100% and let’s start creating the forest!

· Try to achieve a fade away effect (taller trees in the front, smaller trees behind)

· Do not overcrowd the image, try to keep a nice balance where the viewer can identify the trees

· You can use any type of tree you want to, but make sure that you maintain a certain pattern with them (if you start with trees with no leaves, keep all of them like that)

· You can use the same brush more than once, but make sure you use it with different sizes and place them in different places

Here’s the step-by-step of how I did mine:

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Step 8: Adding the bushes

Now we’re going to do the same thing we did in the previous step, but this time with bushes. First, load up the bushes brush pack into Photoshop.

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Create a new layer by clicking on the “Add new layer” button (or the shortcut Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Alt/Opt+N) and name it Bushes.

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Place this new layer behind the forest layer.

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Set your foreground color to black (press D), make sure the opacity of your brush is at 100%, and go crazy with the bushes!

Try to follow the same idea we used with the trees, bigger bushes in the front, smaller on the back, and try to create a nice little grass for our trees. Here’s my step-by-step:

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Remember: there’s no right or wrong in these two last steps, just be creative!

Step 9: Painting the field

Ok, so let’s start the painting part with the field. First, click on the “Create a new group” button (Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd+G) and name it Field.

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Then click on the “Create a new layer” button (Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Alt/Opt+N) and place this new layer inside the Field group we just created.

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We are going to add some shadows into our field now. With black as your foreground color (Shortcut: D), use a 0% hardness brush (Shortcut: B) to paint the areas indicated below: image067

Here is the result you should get:

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Create a new layer again (Shortcut: Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+Alt/Opt+N) and place it above the layer we created before.

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16 responses to “Create a Mysterious Scene with Planets”

  1. imthemapimthemap Avatar
    imthemapimthemap

    wow this is so emotionally amazing

  2. selim Avatar
    selim

    How can I get the video tutorail

  3. selim Avatar
    selim

    Very great job…………..keep it up :)

  4. Beau Avatar
    Beau

    Hey great tutorial it help me a lot make this http://beauduval.deviantart.com/art/Clocks-425499015 thank you

  5. Hind Avatar
    Hind

    HOW CAN I GET THE BIG BLUE PLANET AND THE BUSHES? I’M PRESSING ON THE RESOURCES BUT I CAN’T FIND THEM? KINDLY, REPLY FAST.

  6. Nicco Avatar
    Nicco

    There’s no lighting effects for 64 bit systems :(

  7. Mia Avatar
    Mia

    great stuff, thank you for sharing.

  8. Blas Avatar
    Blas

    It says I have to buy the field image from the website. Is there anyway I could get it without a purchase?

  9. Lazare Avatar
    Lazare

    When you are making custom brush, before you press define brush preset, do this – ( your shape will be automatically changed to grayscale mode when you’ll define it as brush preset) so go to black and white and adjust object cause you won’t have that opportunity after brush is created.

  10. Dzinyna Avatar
    Dzinyna

    Hi, nice tutorial, but… I have one question.
    How do you make the brush like you use in this tutorial?
    it is almost without shape, some kind of transparency. Perfect to work with, especially this type of pictures.

    1. Raymond Avatar
      Raymond

      U open picture then go to Edit -> Define Brush
      If its grayed out then image size it to 2500px max width & height

    2. Dalia Avatar
      Dalia

      Play with the opacity and brush shape. Make sure the hardness is at 0%. He is using a tablet I think, so unless you have a tablet also you will not be able to get the brushstrokes that perfect (at least, I couldn’t).

  11. zellybob Avatar
    zellybob

    Very clear tutorial with some great techniques to learn from. Thank you.

  12. bence Avatar
    bence

    good work

  13. gloriyaa Avatar
    gloriyaa

    nice

  14. Diogo Pereira Avatar
    Diogo Pereira

    Either the trees are too big or the humans are too small. Layers are messy too.

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