Learn to paint colourful spring trees

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Spring, the season of love and life! The animals are waking up, the flowers are blooming…let yourself get carried away with the spirit of the springtime!

About this course

On this course, you’ll learn the basic techniques of how to digitally paint a set of leaves and four different types of spring inspired trees, in Adobe Photoshop.

This process is a foundation technique to quickly conceptualize assets and props for television, film and video games, specifically in the Fantasy genre.

What project are we going to develop?

On this course, you’ll learn how to create leaves and tree silhouette shapes, using loose brush strokes, as well as using the Dual Brush tool, painting with Shape Dynamics, setting your Scatter Brush preferences, creating your own brushes, using an angled brush and also, the layering process for painting the trees.

Who’s this course for?

This course is for beginner level Photoshop users that have a basic knowledge of the tools and functions.


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Wacom Cintiq or any other drawing tablet
  • Pen Pressure sensitivity. 

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The author

Sarita Kolhatkar
Sarita KolhatkarTeacher

Sarita Kolhatkar is a concept artist and illustrator that has worked with such game studios as ArenaNet and Imaginary Games and with companies like Lufthansa Airlines, Mars Chocolates and many others. She has a BFA in Animation and Illustration, and over 4 years experience in the game industry. Her game experience also includes triple-A titles like Guild Wars 2 and mobile games like Afterland and Spooky Treats. She loves creating imaginative characters and environments and shares her knowledge and techniques through tutorials.

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Best answer
6 months ago


Great tutorial, just thought I'd mention that this course is listed as an Adobe Illustrator course instead of Photoshop.

I really enjoyed all the lessons, but my favourite was the blue tree.

- tutpad-anonymous 6 months ago

By the way! Which lesson, of the 5 they are, did you like most?

- mary_smith 6 months ago

We are happy you enjoyed the course! And thank's for pointing out the mistake! We have already correct it!

- mary_smith 6 months ago
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