Matching Tree Shadows

Here's our new tutorial on matching 2D tree shadows with terrain ground planes. This topic is especially useful when working with landscape modelers like Terragen & MojoWorld.

Making shadows for 2D trees sounds simple, but getting them to look right can get confusing. Here are a few simple tips that can help put real looking trees in your terrain renders.

It's really simple. Most any 2D image editor will work, so we've included instructions for Photoshop, Painter, PhotoPaint and Paint Shop Pro. Just follow the six easy steps.

We've included a stock shadow to work with. If you prefer to paint your own shadows, don't miss the free shadow nozzle, tube and image-list paints below. Above all, have fun.

Shadows Tutorial.pdf