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Cloud Tutorial by Jruva Cloud Tutorial by Jruva

A quick tutorial made with support from my patreon! This is a simple method I found out to make quick clouds with great results.

Some extras to the tutorial:

♦If you are gonna use a sphere from google images, make sure to remove the background, as the sampler can and will sample whatever is surrounding the sphere (such as a white background), so make sure you delete any background your sphere has. If possible, look for .PNG files of spheres, or if you want you can just make a quick one like I did.

♦ The results will vary greatly according to the wetness and load you make your brush, and the kind of brushes you use. I prefer splatter and soft brushes for this method myself rather than actual cloud brushes. If you want, you can just end up making a cloud brush yourself. I could make a tutorial of this if you want me to, but there are a lot of cloud brush tutorials out there, it’s probably the most common tutorial along with grass brushes.

♦ I’ve noticed this method works best with clouds that have dramatic lighting, such as the one shown above everything. You can try more soft clouds like the samples below, but it takes a bit of a feel to get it right

♦  As mentioned, this is not intended to fully replace your workflow, you still need to polish and touch up a lot of things, but you can think of it as a base or as a quick method to aid in matte paintings or photo editings or quick webcomic backgrounds.

♦ Don’t get discouraged, just keep playing with settings until you find something you like.

I hope you find this useful :)!

UPDATE:
Gumroad icon 2 I recently opened a Gumroad account, and uploaded this tutorial with the PSD File of the tutorial to allow you to tinker with it.  It's a free tutorial, but you can pay any amount of money you wish when downloading from Gumroad, so any support from you is appreciated! 
gum.co/InRP



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:iconkopanitsak:
Kopanitsak Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student Filmographer
This is awesome! Thank you for this!
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Jruva Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks ^^!
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HanaEzekiel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool..i've always adored clouds and I was wondering how the hell people make it looks so real <3
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Jruva Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016   Digital Artist
Thanks :P and well, it does take some time, photo referencing and work, but this one's a quick method to help on tight deadlines or getting a concept out as quick as possible
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AcuraAquatosPhoenix Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student Artist
hell yes. I love you for this tut<3
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Jruva Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016   Digital Artist
thank you :la: 
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Jhon915 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist
Awesome, thanks for the tutorial, tienes una versión en español? Solo curiosidad xD me encanto,siempre me han llevado muchos pasos el hacer nubes xD
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Jruva Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016   Digital Artist
Gracias :D Y te fallaria ahi amigo, una disculpa
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Jhon915 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Hobbyist
jaja esta bien, creo que seria popular para hablantes del español, muy bien explicado :) sigue con el excelente trabajo :D
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Jruva Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016   Digital Artist
gracias :)
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Mengtastic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
woahhh nice!
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Jruva Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016   Digital Artist
^^
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
THis is very helpful! 
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Jruva Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016   Digital Artist
im glad it is :D
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IrianWhitefox Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
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