Photoshop Plants | How To Insert Hanging Plants Using Only Photoshop!

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How To Insert Hanging Plants Using Only Photoshop!

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So, do you want to learn how to easily insert suspended floor plans into architectural images? Well, in this 10-minute video, I’m going to teach you everything there is to know about it This workflow will allow you to insert many plants into your images using Photoshop and model them exactly as you would like them to be, without depending on a detailed 3D model Hey guys, Oliver here with another more detailed / in-depth tutorial If you are new, and want to see more content about visualization and representation of architecture, consider signing up Okay, personally, I like using this method instead of a 3D model for a few reasons First, you generally do not find the exact 3D model you are looking for that is, the branches may be hung differently than you want For example, this image that I created for Maya Incorporadora, I needed to hang the plants in various ways and, to achieve this 3D look, it would take much longer, for sure Another reason is that even if you have a well-made 3D model And let’s say you need to insert it multiple times for one or more images it will have this duplicate appearance And finally, because doing it in post, you can make the image really unique and apply your own style Overall, it’s an easy process, but there are some important things you need to do to get the right result Now, if the suspended floor plan is in the foreground of your image I suggest that you consider using a really detailed and realistic 3D model but, for all other needs, this method will suit you perfectly Make sure to watch until the end of the video, because we’ll talk about brushes, shadows and dive into many topics And also at the end, I’m going to give you some tips on how you can use png images of hanging plants they don’t always fit, but it’s useful to have them in your library and know the process Okay, enough of this conversation, now let’s skip to the tutorial Ok, open Photoshop and, before anything else, I will teach you how to create the brush that we will use in this video now, if you don’t want to worry about this step, and would like to have more of these vegetation brushes Check the link in the video description to get access to all the video files and a set of plant brushes that I created It’s a way to support the channel so that I can continue creating these free YouTube videos Now, if you can’t at the moment or don’t want to, don’t worry. This video will guide you through the process Well, now, if you search for “Ivy leaf png” on Google, you’ll find images like this This will be the base of your brush. Choose the plant species you want to create or choose a generic ivy plant Remember that you can go further and use your own photos for this step Then, remove the bottom if necessary. And came to Edit> Set brush preset The brush is created, but still has a default behavior Now we need to change the settings to make it more dynamic Then, go to the window, brush settings. Increase spacing Check the “shape dynamics”, increase the size jitter, angle and roundness In fact, go crazy with these settings I suggest experimenting with different options to see what creates the best result We need to adjust these sliders to get a random result The dispersion option is also great for this After setting up your brush, save it as new, so that it keeps the settings we just created Next, we can look for the image of the vegetation that we will use as a basis But before that, and I think you’ll like this Today’s sponsor is a free 3D scanning application. 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Well, many uses, for sure Since display.land is 100% free, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try it Go ahead and check the link in the video description to learn more. Or simply go to your app store Thank you Display.land for supporting the channel and sponsoring this video Now let’s go back to the tutorial We were talking about green walls, right? So you can use just about any type, although the best results usually come from those that have less contrast There is no right or wrong here That’s what I always try to say. You need to test all the possibilities to see what you like best Now, with this image in your Photoshop file, cover the entire area where you will possibly have plants Use Ctrl + J to duplicate this layer and move it Then join them using ctrl + E create a mask on that layer and invert it to hide all of its contents. Shortcut Ctrl + I with the selected mask Now we start the fun part. Here you must test your artistic skills You will draw the plant using this brush. Sheet-by-sheet type but that’s why we made this brush to make this process easier and more random Take a look at some references to see how the plants behave and, with the help of the selections, they begin to paint the suspended plant. So, basically, we use this brush with a white one, to reveal the mask and show the texture of the vegetation behind You can click multiple times to paint or click and drag. What do you know Make it more bulky near the top of the pot. Then, some strings falling out And I think the best part of this method is that you can choose where the plants will hang you can even travel a little on the shelf and then fall After the basic shape of this plant is ready, we will correct the color Usually these images are really saturated and very green So, we’re going to use the Hue and Saturation adjustment layer, don’t forget to attach the adjustment layer to the base vegetation image Lest it affect the layers below it Then, with another brush, this is from the set of vegetation brushes that I mentioned earlier You can create a similar one using some trees or use a standard brush that comes with Photoshop With this brush, we will create the branches You first need to make the brush small and, in a new layer, get a dark green The secret here is to make these branches in a fluid motion, I am using only a mouse and you get the hang of it, if you practice a few times Note that I usually place this layer below the image of the base vegetation Then with the same brush, but maybe a smaller pixel connect some of the leaves that are not touching the main stem Then, after making sure you did a good job You can go back to the base layer and add some smaller sheets to give a little more detail Impressive. The result is already very good but we need to add shadows to properly insert this plant into the environment, right? Select all layers that have parts of the plant. And holding the alt key, duplicate them down in the layer stack Ctrl + E to merge them Then press Ctrl + U to make them completely black Move sideways to match the direction of the sun With the eraser, exclude the excess Apply a Gaussian smudge to this black layer Well, as these vines are away from the wall, we need to move this shade further so that it looks correct In addition, the shadows are generally not 100% black, just like in this image, it has a tint in this case, a little bit towards the blue color So, I’m going to use Ctrl + U to give the plant shade a soft bluish tint Reduce the opacity of this layer Okay, guys, just two more steps to get this insertion right For penunltimo, intensify the shadows near the area where the plant has more leaves Finally, apply a brightness and contrast adjustment layer cut to the base vegetation layer to create a glow and a shadow in this plant I mean, a brighter side and a darker side Then, we apply this adjustment layer, invert the mask and, using a vegetation brush we reveal the effect only in the areas we want to darken. Well, there you go, guys. I know that there are many movements here to achieve that end result But for me, it’s really worth it As I said, you can create the exact shape you’re looking for Oh, and remember that learning this technique will basically allow you to create any type of “creeper” See this example of the round of images I created for this Maya Incorporadora building Here, the perforated plate used for sun protection has ivy Created using the same workflow. Incredible, right? Now, to finish this video, let me show you an easier way to insert this type of plant Well, this will work best if applied to hanging vases You don’t have that much freedom, you are certainly stuck with high quality png images that fit your image and perspective But it will definitely take less time, and I think it’s worth knowing the process First, you find your image, maybe search Google for something like “png hanging plants” or “png ivy” then put it in Photoshop Remove the background, if necessary. You may also need to create a mask to hide parts of it Then, create the shadow as we did in the other example Adjust the color, and add highlights and shadows These png-ready images could have been used in the previous example But I lack a little bit of the depth that we got as if the plant is occupying the entire pot and growing on top of the shelf. We wouldn’t be able to do that with these images Well, to be honest, you can get great results by combining both workflows. Using the main part of a real photo, and extending the plant with the first method You just need to hit the color and match each other, you get the idea, right? Okay, I hope you learned something today. Leave a like if yes. And even share with your friends I feel that with these videos focusing on a specific topic, we can really go deeper and work out the details. I would like to know your opinion in the comments Thank you so much for watching. As always, see you next time. Goodbye!