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DigArts
01-18-2006, 08:11 PM
I've posted some freebie versions of winter trees paints (nozzles) used to paint the example linked below--including a PS version that provides the trees as layers. (Drag, drop and transform is hardly painting, but it's better than nothing).

Does this PS layer approach make any sense for PS users that don't own/use Painter, PSP, Photo-Impact, Photo-Paint, Gimp or Dogwaffle, all of which have image sprayer tools similar to the one used to paint the example?

The demonstration versions render small and have only nine images in them, but they work fine as demonstrations and offer some fun. The files are available here: http://www.gardenhose.com/treelines.htm. Click on the "demonstration" link.

Have fun,
Dennis @ DigArts
http://www.gardenhose.com (http://www.gardenhose.com/)

Example: http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=311013

Whipyo
01-18-2006, 10:30 PM
Thanks Dennis. Yes af course this approach makes sense for us PS users but I wish photoshop had it own image sprayer.

You should also post this on some of the architectural forums as your images would be very handy for adding trees to architectural visualisations.

DigArts
01-18-2006, 11:45 PM
Thanks Dennis. Yes af course this approach makes sense for us PS users but I wish photoshop had it own image sprayer.

You should also post this on some of the architectural forums as your images would be very handy for adding trees to architectural visualisations.
I only know of two architectural forums, VizDepot and CGArchitect.

Thanks for the feedback. I'd like to find a way to make some of these tools useful for PS users. The tree paints/PSD files in the release version come in four types rather than the three reflected in the download. The missing one has individual trees whereas the others have small, medium and large "clusters" of trees. For drag and drop purposes, the clusters are more efficient.

The point is I was walking my dog this afternoon and thought I might as well do a couple of the Jungle DVD foliage custers as PSD layers as well. The thinking was a person could simply drag a file of this sort from a DVD and use it to reposition the foliage clusters like random puzzle pieces to make a tree. You don't get the kinesthetic of the brush stroke and media flow, but the result is the same.

Thanks again for the feedback.

Dennis @ DigArts

DigArts
02-27-2006, 05:33 PM
As promised, the PDF tutorial and tools for doing this kind of stuff are posted here (http://www.gardenhose.com/forests.htm).

http://www.gardenhose.com/images/treeline9.jpg

(My apologies to Windows Photoshop users who downloaded the samples only to find the trees were not isolated on individual layers for compositing. That's corrected now)

You will need Painter, Photoshop, PSP, Gimp or PhotoImpact to complete the tutorial. Painter works best.

Enjoy,
Dennis @ DigArts

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