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Learn to create fern leaves by using custom brushes and adjusting brush settings along paths.
Brushes can be very useful when creating foliage. Some of Photoshop's existing brush sets already have some designs that look like plants. Changing the Angle Jitter in Shape Dynamics makes variation in the brush. You can create a path and stroke with a brush for a fern-like effect.
Bert hand-draws a small segment of the fern. Details are added with a thin brush and small eraser. When done, select the drawing, choose Edit > Define Brush Preset. After saving the brush, you no longer need that drawing. The new brush will appear in your brush palette. For a more realistic effect, make another two instances of the fern brush and subtly change the edge details with a small eraser. Save this set as a new brush.
Increase rush spacing so that you can see the separation of the two brush shapes. In Shape Dynamics, play with the Angle Jitter and size Jitter to your desired effect. You can also increase the Saturation and Brightness for more color variation. With your color picker, you can define two different greens for the foreground and background. As you draw, the images will look duo-toned and will resemble a real fern.
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