Creating a cloud custom brush


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Creating a cloud custom brush

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 cl...

Creating a cloud custom brush
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Creating a cloud custom brush provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by David Mattingly as part of the Digital Matte Painting Essentials 1: Concept

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3D + Animation Design
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Photoshop
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