Making trees from silhouettes!

  • Create solid silhouette of your trunk and overall canopy of leaves
  • Using a solid texture brush, cut away into the underside of the leaves
  • Add some individual leaves to break up the treetop
  • Add lighter/darker hues for volume. I used the same process of laying down a solid shape and then cutting into it
  • Add more blocks of leaves for depth!
  • You can create your own base texture brush for the leaf cutaways- just make sure to check that the pattern is a solid black (no transparency/ lighter value) to get a clean cut! Here are a few made from Kyle Webster brushes (with some adjusted settings):