Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

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olishea
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Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

Post by olishea » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:09 pm

Tree line PNGs that I projected to a curved surface. Good to fill out your model background. Renders well.

I meticulously deleted all the sky from around the tree leaves and saved in render-friendly PNG.

Cheers

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SAMPLE SKETCHUP VIEW:

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TEST RENDERS:

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Due to a recent episode of theft, these tree lines will now only appear in the SketchUcation shop. Somebody has decided to distribute my work on their website without permission.

While these tree lines were made as a gift to the SketchUcation community, people have taken advantage and used this product to gain more hits on their own websites. The tree lines have been downloaded tens of thousands of times.

Nobody asked me permission to distribute and host my work, I was never even credited as the author.

The person involved even made a "Part 2" to my curved tree lines, again, without permission. The "Part 2" is of inferior quality with substandard masking. I do not want to be associated with that website or the "Part 2" collection of tree lines that I did not create or condone. The "Part 2" was made to look like I had produced them, using the exact same presentation, fonts, colours etc. However, this is where the similarities end.

I believe it is deceiving to the community to release this "Part 2" because of the vastly inferior quality. I do not want my reputation to be tarnished by such inadequate work.

So...

1) The only places where you should ever see my tree lines are in the SketchUcation shop and in the Podium Browser.

2) If anyone sees my work elsewhere, please notify me immediately and I will be very thankful.

3) If anyone would like to distribute and host my work, please just ask. It only takes a minute.

Sorry to make a post that highlights this theft problem, but I can't tolerate someone taking advantage of my good nature.

An extra thank you goes to Fletch for supporting me in this matter. :^:

Thanks and take care,

Oliver Shea
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Re: Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

Post by Pg09 » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:24 pm

wow you are very generous! :rspkt:
Cheers,

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Re: Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

Post by flipya » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:26 pm

Awesome! Care to tell us how you isolated the trees? I hope you didn't handmask it :shock:
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Re: Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

Post by tomsdesk » Fri Apr 09, 2010 5:28 pm

You da man, Oli!

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Re: Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

Post by olishea » Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:46 pm

I hope you didn't handmask it
erm, kinda!! :)

The sky was quite pale anyway so I made it white and used color range to delete most of it. I then just used clone stamp with a leaf brush to fill any gaps where I deleted too much. you can make selections using channels but it was quicker just to do this.

I will post more when I get round to doing them, got quite a few in mind. ;)
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Re: Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

Post by Fletch » Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:38 pm

Thanks for sharing, Oli! Having made several of these, myself, I can appreciate the work/time!

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Re: Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

Post by olishea » Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:57 pm

I have added another tree line to my original post.

ENJOY!!
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Re: Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

Post by Frederik » Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:52 pm

Thanks for sharing, Oli... :hat:
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Re: Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

Post by olishea » Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:35 am

UPDATED ORIGINAL POST!

6 TREE LINES FOR YOU TO ENJOY!
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Re: Useful Tree Line Backgrounds

Post by flipya » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:04 am

olishea wrote:UPDATED ORIGINAL POST!

6 TREE LINES FOR YOU TO ENJOY!
Why isn't there a *bow down to the king* smiley? Thanks a million Oli! I already used the first one you posted in a comm job, worked like a charm...

Been trying to make a few myself but can't seem to get rid of the white halo. Do you just contract your selection by a few pixels after the initial masking?
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