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Here you all go! A special little BG tutorial requested by :iconnekoprussiareacts:

In this I go over how to draw bushes, grass, and dirt. I hope that this helps!

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I'd love to see what you guys do with this tutorial~

Edit: Wow, I never expected this tutorial to help so many people! :wow: Thank you every one!
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:iconaxenty:
Axenty Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2017
Thank You for your tutorial, sure it's helpful.., I'm always searching for easiest or quickest way to express details.
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:iconkartaltheartist:
KartalTheArtist Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am totally going to try this next time I wanna draw a natural background. That bush looks great! Thanks for doing this
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student General Artist
No problem! 
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DeliciouslyTasty Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016
sdf Ohhhh<333333
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DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Should I use the same technique for trees?  Also, I can't find a vine brush in my Photoshop.
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Student General Artist
I wouldn't recommend this for trees, they have a certain volume that would best be replicated through using cylinders to establish a solid form. I would recommend taking photos of trees and then drawing the cylinders over it.

 The vine brush is a default photoshop brush, it looks like a rounded leaf. Below is a link to where you'd be able to find it in photoshop elements. However if you use a different version the same look can be achieved through patience and an airbrush tool.

snowfirewolf.deviantart.com/ar…
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:icondinolover09:
DinoLover09 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I have Photoshop, not PS elements. Also I meant tree tops, i.e. leaves.
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Then use an airbrush or download a free brush pack. 

Thank you for your clarification, for tree tops it depends on the types, for deciduous trees, yes, you can use this tutorial but keep in mind the species of tree and how their branches shape the overall shape of the canopy and the distance of the viewer from the tree. For conifers i.e. firs, you might not want to use such a busy technique and focus more on clumps. Same goes for deciduous trees from far away. 
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AnyiDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great tutorial. Thanks for sumbiting it n.n
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconatanvi:
Atanvi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Yay! Thanks so much! (Now I can paint this, Thaks :D...)
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome! I'm glad it helped! 
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:iconatanvi:
Atanvi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :D :3 purrrrrr
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GabrielleDeLyon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Though this looks a lil cluttered, It probably could teach someone a thing or two. Nice.
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student General Artist
...This was made three years ago so it is no longer a good representation of my current knowledge. However, thank you for your comment.
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GabrielleDeLyon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hmm, sorry for that if it offended you, that day wasn't the best for me when I commented.
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015  Student General Artist
It's fine, I completely understand
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:iconhend15:
Hend15 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Amazing !
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:iconsashimi18:
Sashimi18 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice and simple. Thanks for posting! :) (Smile) 
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Student General Artist
You're welcome! 
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:iconguineaarts511:
GuineaArts511 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh no, this is for PhotoShop? I use FireAlpaca, PhotoShop is too complicated for me.
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:iconcloud--runner:
Cloud--Runner Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Same, I've been looking for a FireAlpaca tutorial for bushes. I hope these will work just as well ^^
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:iconrainbowcolorss:
Rainbowcolorss Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!! i must try this someday
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:iconquietpeople:
quietpeople Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Can't wait to try this - esp. the spiky grass. thanks.
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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:icontheslugtopus:
TheSlugtopus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good tutorial, thank you and keep up the good work
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you and I'm glad that I could help :)
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:iconaywensix:
AywenSix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank for this tutorial! Used here : aywensix.deviantart.com/art/Pr…
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ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING AND HELPFUL! THANK YOU!
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! :la:
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Whiteknightofchaos Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing.
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome.
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Samciu Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have no idea how much it heped me :heart: THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH Heart Love 
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome~! :la: I'm happy it helped! 
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RaymondEternal Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice tutorial :D This is very Helpful... Thanks for making it :squee:
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :la:
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:icongildedframe:
GildedFrame Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This helps a LOT, thank you so much!!  
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome~
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:iconigbythesnail:
Igbythesnail Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Artist
Fantastic, thank you
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! 
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Phesant33 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY thank you
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Seas-of-Emerald Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There are no words to describe how much this helped me... I've only just started digital drawing, and I can't find any tutorials that I can actually draw, until I came across yours. Thanks so much for putting this up <3
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! I'm glad it helped! :) 
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aizerengendro Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LOVEIT!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconimagendreamer:
ImagenDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the brush you use for drawing the bush, where can i get it? :)
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
All of them are default photoshop brushes, I use the photoshop 19 pixel airbrush and the photoshop 95 pixel vine brush.  I hope I could help! :) 
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Darkangelhiei Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student
this helpful thank you
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Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
I'm glad it helps~! 

You're welcome
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:iconchiisho:
Chiisho Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one~ Thanks a lot :bow:
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:iconsnowfirewolf:
Snowfirewolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome :) 
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