People have asked me how I create foliage. Here is my secret to quick and effortless forests and leafy bits. I use many variations like these now in combination with unique scribbles, but these 8 were the start to my foliage brush collection.
Each brush was painted in black and white in PS, then converted to a brush. Then I messed with the settings on the brushes to get what you see here.
Brushes use tilt, pressure and so forth. If you do not have a tablet, these will not work as pictured.
You may use these brushes however you like in your art, just please credit or fav the set if you use it. Thanks!
Download for .abr file. For non CS3 users, download also includes 8 black and white jpg files, plus .jpgs with setting screencaps for each brush. Hope that helps!
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