Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a cloud custom brush, part of Digital Matte Painting: 1 Concept.
Now that the castle's looking pretty good, I want to add a dusky sky and some…erupting volcanoes in the background. To do that, I want to create a special…custom cloud brush. So, let's open up that document we used…before to create the previous custom shapes.…Let's turn off those previous shapes and create a new layer.…To start this, pick a soft round brush shape from the brush panel.…I want to build a custom brush for painting clouds and you might think that…painting a very elaborate cloud shape, something like the clouds on the Columbia…pictures logo of a robed woman holding up a torch would work best, but actually a…much different brush shape would work better.…
Let me show you why. Here I'm quickly painting an elaborate…cloud bank with lots of detail. This may look a little strange, since you…need to paint your cloud shape in black. That's because when defining a custom…brush, the black areas will be the paintable shapes.…If you find this awkward, you can always paint white clouds on a black background…
- Setting up your Photoshop workspace
- Toning the plate with adjustment layers
- Examining transfer modes
- Finding the silhouette
- Drawing internal forms
- Creating a custom brush for clouds
- Painting the sky
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CS6 Essential Trainingwith Julieanne Kost10h 30m Beginner
Photoshop for Photographers: Compositingwith Chris Orwig4h 45m Intermediate
1. Starting Your Project
2. Toning the Plate
3. Finding the Silhouette
Silhouette: Domes and towers5m 43s
4. Light and Detail
5. Rendering the Environment
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