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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!!


Where is the smudge tool in PS?

How to add more colors on a gradient in PS?

Where can I find/make a custom smudge brush?
Here are some good smudge brushes here on dA:

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

A tutorial on how to use one of the default brushes for smudging clouds:

Some smudge brushes for PS:
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I consider scenery to be the most difficult subject to draw. I've seen many tutorials on how to draw clouds but this by far is my favorite! It's easy to follow, fun, and explains how to do it in a way that is possible for people to attempt. This was made for people who want to get better rather than people who are already great and want to draw something new. This tutorial is encouraging and reassuring for people to read. I look forward to trying this out and can't wait to see what I can do with this! Thank you for this!~
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Critique by MagicofManga Jun 9, 2013, 6:36:41 AM
I really think this tutorial is just amazing.
It´s really easy to understand and the steps are very detailed-
Also the button-thingy is very nice because you don´t always have to move your hands (I know, I´m lazy)
Also the result you have in the end is really pretty.
But It´s a bit harder to draw those clouds that way if you dont´t have photoshop. I tried with PTS and it´s a bit difficult but you still get the idea and you get a similar result if you follow the steps. It´s a very nice tutorial and it was very helpful. Thank you very much!!! O3O
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OnixTymime Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This tutorial it's so pretty. Thank you so much ^^
riliqua Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
step three was so rad :iconheplz:
thefournationsplus1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014   Filmographer
can you link me to the clipstudio cloud brush?
matsuoSoNAta Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
OsTin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for that tutorial! It gives very fast starting base to learn. )
ladyorngg Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
super cute, very helpful. thank you! :P 
flotay Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What a lovely tutorial! So helpful :)
SSJCyberSonic Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super helpful. Thank!
WeirdStashGangstaCat Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thnxs! This will come in handy.
madlydemented Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Ommggggg, thankk youuuuu. <3
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