Monday, June 14, 2010
Riding Hood - further progress
Picked this up again this evening and decided to ditch the idea of combing Flash and Photoshop. Another thought crossed my mind: doing some real-world watercolors and overlaying the colors/textures in Photoshop but I was too lazy to fuss with clean-up and decided to use simple texture brushes to get a similar effect (in theory). This stage represents a pretty decent version of the forest so far, although I may want to redo the upper foliage as the current version is a 10-minute cheat.
I'm fairly pleased with some of the simple textures and wanted to post a 50% detail shot of a few trunks and some background noise. The trees were a masked block of solid color and then overlaid with a single texture brush using several color samples and then over that was a layer with squiggly-wiggly brush lines that I partly masked with a noisy brush. A few of the tree lines got a Soft Light layer applied but some were straight up pure color/normal, depending upon the color/distance from the foreground.