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Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats them as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures into shape with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Read More
This week, Bert, the Bob Ross of the Digital Age, creates a soothing pastoral scene using Photoshop.
Bert first creates a body of water by filling a layer with blue, using the Render>Fibers filter to create waves and then adjusts the size with Transform>Distort. Bert then adds a gradient on top in a new layer, clips it, and then adjusts the opacity.
To make the leaves on the tree, Bert creates a unique brush stroke (define brush/brush engine). He then adds texture to the tree with the bevel/emboss layer style and texture>craquelure filter. Bert adds dimension to the tree by using different colors for the leaves.
For the reflection in the water, Bert simply merges the layers of the tree and merges the layers of the bank, copies, rotates, adds a motion blur filter and adjusts the opacity in the water.
Bert adds mountains in the background by first creating the shape with the pen tool and filling it in with a gradient. Bert also creates the sky using the gradient tool.
Don't forget to design and e-mail Bert a background for our green screen! Please send a jpg design with size 1280x720 pixels