Tree We can’t always have beautiful trees in fields for the best photo ops… or can we? Photoshop has a filter called Render Tree. It’s a neat little filter that while clever, very rarely can pass as a real tree. However, if you look at a photo of a real tree in a field, you can see all the things that need to happen to a rendered tree to make it appear realistic.
In today’s video, I am going to see if I can make a rendered tree look as real as possible. To make the stakes a little more challenging, I am going to see if I can put it all into a one-click action for you to experiment with!
Below are the chapters for the video, which also list the different elements we can use to make a rendered tree appear more realistic.
00:30 Can Blake Render a Tree and Turn it Into an Action?
00:54 How to Render a Tree in Photoshop
05:08 How to Make Rendered Trees Look Real
06:32 Blurring the Tree for Realism
07:38 Adding Noise to Match the Background
08:35 Adding a Shadow
10:12 adding Fibers to the Tree Trunk
11:53 Adding Chromatic Aberration
13:12 Color Grading to Tie the Tree to the Background
14:56 Refining the Tree Trunk to Cut Grass
Did you know…
Bob Ross served 20 years in the Air Force. He was a First Sergeant at Eielson AFB.
I am currently serving as a First Sergeant in the Air National guard. I have 10 months left on a 20-year enlistment.
I would love to have picked his brain on both his art and his time as a Frist Sergeant. The stories we could tell each other!