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- Image source: http://www.cgtextures.com/ - BarkDecidious0104 (Texture: #16050) .
- http://www.cgtextures.com/ - Skies0202 (Texture: #6686)
- Open bark picture in Photoshop.
- Separate bark from background using Layer Mask or Extract Filter (you may find detailed description here: http://www.alfoart.com/digital_photo_retouching_1.html .
- Draw branches using brush with size dynamic option.
- Load selection for branches, fill them with tree texture using Stamp Tool.
- Add some Layer Style effects for branches.