Re: How did you do the leaves

From: Daniel Piechnick
Date: 02 Apr 2004
Time: 16:31:53
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Hi Sabrina. Well... with some good mulch and a little bit of water... :) The secret is to start by making the leaf huge. I used various brushes to draw in the leaf veins, and then used some white airbrush in Color Dodge mode. (This makes the white area appear as intense light.) After lots of playing around, and several layers of veins, blotches, and other details, it looked alright, so I reduced its size, and it ended up looking good. Sorry I can't provide any details here. It's extremely complex, and requires lots of experimentation. I don't think I could replicate the process again.