If you are new to painting please be sure to read these general notes.
When you are using any of the paint tools you must set your presets prior to choosing your color or it will revert back to the default color
also once you choose your color the preset will go back to showing none but it does in fact keep your choice

Remember to Save often, once you save - clear your undo history.
If you find a setting you like or think you will use often refer to this snapshot tutorial by Debbie Hardisty on how to save your favorite brushes.
Saving Brush Settings to your Easy Palette

Also most all the settings specified in this tut are done with the brush panel.So once you set your Preset.....all other settings can be done from the brush panel
If you are not familiar with the brush panel settings and where they are located I would recommend referring to this tool tutorial prior to starting

This can be done with a Wacom tablet or with a mouse.The settings are all approximate as each person will use a different amount of pressure or a firmer or softer stroke.Also remember the undo is a very important tool and you will need lots of patience. A lot of steps seem repetitive but when you are trying to achieve a certain look you may have to try several different tools to get the look you want.So it is kind of a back and forth process.(which is where the patience comes in)
Painting in Mode versus not

Please note that you may find it much easier to manipulate your painting if you were to paint in object mode.
Advantages to painting in mode are that you can paint a little bit at a time making it an object. If you decide later on down the line that you don't like that particular tree in that spot but it might look better on the other side of the canvas, you can simply move it over.
It also makes it easier should you require to blend certain aspects of your painting.Everytime you click in or out of mode you create a separate layer.

All colors specified in the tutorial are the Hex colors from Ulead Color Picker-All sizes specified are based on the size canvas recommended-and then the painting was reduced to approximately 80-85%

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You can see a full size of both paintings here

OK, Let's get started
Open a new white canvas 600x400
Sky
Particle Brush
Preset leaf
Size 28 w 6 h
transparency 61
softedge 100
brush angle 186
wet control 100
spacing 28
Color #DBF3FB
multicolor sliders 8 34 0
connected lines
working back and forth across the top of your canvas-you can extend past the edge of the canvas so that you don't leave any white on the edges. Double click to finish.
Water
changing only the setting below
you may want to change your brush angle slightly

start at the bottom of your canvas
size 20 w 3 h
transparency 0
softedge 40
Color
#66CCFF
multi 8 67 0

changing only size to size14 w5 h about 1/3 from bottom

changing only size again for top 1/3 near skyline to 10 w 1 h

then change spacing only to 94 and go to freehand and make a couple of passes on the bottom 1/3 of the canvas

*or use brushes supplied

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2 main trunks
paint brush
preset brick
size 36w 18 h
angle 0
transparency 0
softedge 10
color #162DOD
multicolor sliders 10 10 10
spacing 1

smaller part of trunk
changing only your width to about 25
and your fade to about 95

branches
starting with about size 15 w and 10 h
( and working down to size 2w 1 h)
vary your sizes and
make as many small branches as you would like

Grass on shoreline
Charcoal gritty
size 21w 13h
angle 64
weight 76
distribution 52
Color#21BA0B
multicolor sliders 0 36 40

*the grass can also be done with the pepperdot brush supplied for a bit different look
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leaves
Particle brush Preset Leaf
size 8 w 3 h
angle 180
color #1B6B08
multicolor sliderds o 11 9
transparency 33
softedge 27
wet control 100
spacing 63

change color #357541
multicolor slider 0 11 40
change angle several times going the direction of what the leaves might be

*or use brushes supplied

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