Drawing/replicating a Tree in PS and Illustra (e.g attached)

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Post 3+ Months Ago

As above guys, how on earth do you make the following two trees. I know it sound cheezy but ive always wonderred how id come about doing this.

Tree 1
http://www.logodesignguru.com/Logo-desi ... 9_logo.gif

Tree 2 (Cut out from a squared shaped)
http://www.logoworks.com/cmsimages/fin_6.gif

All the help would be great, even a link to a Tutorial

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If you're good at sketching you should draw one out and scan it in, otherwise use a photo.

Start a new illustrator document. Import the photo. Then use the pen tool to outline the image.

Here is a tut on the pen tool:
http://school.tatoland.com/illustrator/aipentool.html
be patient for the video.

It sounds easy, but there is a lot of detail in the 2 trees you point to.
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krismeister wrote:
If you're good at sketching you should draw one out and scan it in, otherwise use a photo.

Start a new illustrator document. Import the photo. Then use the pen tool to outline the image.

Here is a tut on the pen tool:
http://school.tatoland.com/illustrator/aipentool.html
be patient for the video.

It sounds easy, but there is a lot of detail in the 2 trees you point to.


Wo, I can defo use the pen tool really well but didnt know that is the only option. Thats going to take absolute ages to do.
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If you had a hi-res photo you could get decent results with the following in photoshop.

Blowing the picture out so the tree is turned into a silohoute.

then use magic wand to select the tree.
then go into paths pallet. hit a button at the bottom called "make work path from selection"

now you have your selection in vector, and can export to illustrator. Very likly you will need to do alot of touchup.
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Actually looks like illustrator has an auto-trace tool. I've never used it, but it looks much simpler.
http://www.creativepro.com/story/featur ... prose=3-46
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krismeister wrote:
Actually looks like illustrator has an auto-trace tool. I've never used it, but it looks much simpler.
http://www.creativepro.com/story/featur ... prose=3-46


O thanks for the link Kris, very difficult to use though. Not as straight forward as it shows in the tutorial.

I personally think similar results can be achieved using the magic wand tool
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I don't know how much you know about photoshop but if you do this tutorial step by step you can extract trees from just about any photo that has a blue sky and then do what ever you want with it.

http://www.phong.com/tutorials/mask.tree/

If you need more help PM me I might be interested in doing a logo for you. It depends on how much work is involved.

I already have large database of individual trees already extracted from various royality free stock photos that I could let you choose from.
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