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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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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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Zunachina Apr 12, 2014  Student General Artist
I tried it!…
don't really look like clouds but nice paintbrush effect! :D
Zunachina Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Nevermind I got better at it!…
Mely9Matzir Mar 21, 2014  Student Interface Designer
thank you! :)
Coronastern Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
T.T I'm so happy ... I can draw clouds now! *dance* ... Thanks for this great tutorial. I use it right now for my next painting.  ...... And it really worked quite well, to call them names while drawing *lol*
nasar-ullah-khan Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for sharingehbi  :)
Flutter-Free Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! This helped a bunch! ^^

Dreamy-days Feb 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I literally have never been able to draw clouds...
until now

Seriously thank you so much
TheCartoonLife Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't kill me for asking, I'm having a "slow" day xD But does the PS stand for Paint Studio? like the Windows one?
Dancing-Kitten Feb 6, 2014  Student Filmographer
This comment is old-ish, but it stands for Photoshop.
 this tutorial is so easy to understand <3 it helps a lot, thank you!
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