I'm not confident about my english guys, sorry if I did mistakes~ This is just an example of a night sky. you can find a better, greater night skies in photographs. so I recommend you to browse a lot of photos for inspiration for example, the shape of the milky way, I did a very funny one in this tutorial but there are many ways to create them. let your imagination runs wild <3 and before you ask, yes, I only use Paint tool SAI. no other programs :'D
good luck, and I hope this tutorial helps~
update 1: you can also copy and paste instead of using dulipcate layer option. if you dont have addition blend mode on your SAI I recommend you to try luminosity I think they're the same.
I mis-remembered the poll results and made the cloud tutorial... I'm sorry, colour effects will be the next one...!!
I'M SORRY FOR ALL THE TYPOS IN THIS ONE HAHA check out this tutorial for SAI TOOLS if you are a beginner with the program >> feel free to ask, I'd be glad to clarify something feel free to share on websites/etc crediting if you reference isn't obligatory but much appreciated you're not obligated to follow this strictly, do experiment with your way as well please don't modify, remove credit and / or crop this tutorial
I must write this here too : amazing thanks to my friend who stayed with me and made me laugh like a retard while I drew the clouds. more clouds >>
So as requested by many, I've finally made a cloud tutorial~
Just to be clear, this tutorial's not really meant for beginners. I mean, you have to know the basics of whichever program you're using for it to be helpful. And yes, you can probably do the same thing on a different program like Sai or whatever because I used basic tools, and when you get down to the basics, it's pretty much the same.
It might've been more helpful for me to make a blue sky and go from there, but I want people to experiment on their own with different colour combinations and such. Also, I think I should mention here that I only used 2 layers for the picture. A sky layer, and a cloud layer over top.
I don't think I'm very good at making tutorials so I'm not sure how clear I made everything, but feel free to ask questions!
Enjoy, and good luck on your cloud making!
Gintoshiro02 has kindly translated this tutorial in Vietnamese so if anyone is interested, the link is Here
EDIT: Changed the colour of the lower writing to black so it's more visible since it's on a paler background than the top writing. Changed it so there's a version with just a grey sky and no light.
Part 1 --->
THERE, as promised since May xDD
I was going to put trees and leaves in this one as well but rocks and clouds were selfish and took up the whole tutorial :I So there's going to have to be a part 3 xD
Anyway i say thank you to *pettyartist for the awesome brush i use for backgrounds [link] <3 i can't tell from that image which one i use but you should be able to find it from the image in the tutorial (;
Also does anyone know how to upload just one brush from your photoshop? i can only save the .abr file for all my brushes xD i want to upload my blendy cloud brush. Cloud and other brushes --->
EDIT June 2012: WOW. I'm amazed at how helpful people have found this...
EDIT April 13 2013: Aaaah thank you so much for the DD, i am in shock ;A; Many thanks to *spring-sky for suggesting and ^Elandria for featuring and to everyone else for supporting me!
EDIT April 14 2013: Changed the font and font colour to make it easier to read! I've been meaning to do that for a while xD
Plus you must press quite hard when doing the grass if you're using a graphics tablet or ensure that the smudge tool strength is around 90-100%. (thanks to ~TornIntegral for the second note)
I hope that it makes sense! None of it is scientifically accurate or anything, it's just my observations and thoughts
Use these tutorials as a way of helping you to develop your own techniques. Try out slightly different methods to see which works best for you.
Enjoy! Feel free to ask questions.
It would be greatly appreciated if you could credit me under your pictures if you've heavily referenced from these tutorials but no worries if you haven't. And i'd love it if you could post links here so i can se what you've done
I'd like to say a thank you to ~MissNysha and this tutorial [link] where i was originally inspired into this grass technique c:
Please check out the new and improved Cloud Tutorial version 2!
Hey guys I hope you like the tutorial. This is my first flash tutorial so bear with me please! I will be making a more detailed version as soon as I can.
Please leave feedback and also pictures you made using this tutorial! I would like to see what you make!!!
The clouds in this tutorial were actually made with a custom brush in CSP (clip studio paint pro). However the steps I've showed will work in any program that has a smudge or blur tool and the option to make custom brushes. If you would like to download CSP but have trouble, please note or comment and I would be glad to help you out!!
How can I smudge in SAI? "I'm a complete novice to custom brushes. As a user of SAI, however, a similar method to smudging which I have trialed is to reduce the opacity of the eraser (I experimented with 77%, which seems to be perfect for me ). You will have to create a new layer to show the light source c:" - Pokemoke