NPR Trees in Photoshop
In this mini-tutorial, Onel Pabico shows you how to create non-photo realistic trees in Photoshop and create an action for this process so you can use it again and again, speeding up your work process.
Open your png format tree which has no background. Double click on the layer to unlock its state. Press ALT+ F9 (Option+F9 for Mac) to show the Actions panel.
In the Actions panel click on ‘Create new action’ icon, rename it and press Record.
Select your layer first so it is active. From the Actions panel select the new action you named and you will now see that the record button is active. Next go to Filter>Filter Gallery.
Select the Artistic folder in the Filter Gallery and choose the Palette Knife Filter. Adjust the Stroke Size and Softness as shown in the image below.
Your tree now looks like a watercolor render. Press the Stop button indicated by the red arrow in the image below. You have now created your new watercolor Action for NPR trees.
To use your new Action, open a new tree to be converted and select its Layer. In the Action panel select your new Action and press the Play button as indicated below.
This new Action will convert your trees into a watercolor effect within seconds…enjoy!
I hope you found this little tutorial useful and you will use it to speed up your artistic workflow.