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January 18, 2013
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Paint Tool SAI Clouds Tutorial by Touiya Paint Tool SAI Clouds Tutorial by Touiya
Hi guys!

Here is a little tutorial on my technique for painting clouds. I give you a few pointers and show my basic tool. I think the most important thing in painting clouds is to establish the source of light and stick to it. Inconsistencies here can really mess up otherwise good technique.

I hope you find it useful, if you have any questions let me know! :heart:


Also, I'm having an Anniversary Contest and Giveaway, check it out! [link]

<Note about the gradient of the sky: if it's pitch black in the middle of the night, then there might be no gradient, but generally assuming there is some kind of light source (stars, galaxy, moon etc) I find it more pleasing to the eye when you have at least a tiny shift of colour in the sky :) >

EDIT: Wow I never anticipated this tutorial could be so helpful to people, I'm really glad! It would be great to see your works! :heart:
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RiverReed Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist
This is really helpful and you were very clear and concise with your directions. Easy to follow.
Thank you!
RainbowWulves Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Does this apply for photoshop cs6 as well? Just curious :)
wthwy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wogh this is the easiest cloud tutorial i ever tried ;-; either i'm too stupid or you're a good teacher ;-;
Gambolin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
<font><font>So cool!I am a dummy!  Thank you very much!</font></font>
ViolentAperture Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much! This tutorial was probably the most helpful one I've found, actually! :D
Touiya Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you found it useful :) if you'll have any questions let me know! :)
crazygal7 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Thank you so much! I just got the program, and I was so lost on what to do for clouds until I saw this! ;D
jik-O-range Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you very much^^ I've learned a lot in this tutorial..
Touiya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! If you'll need any help let me know :)
jik-O-range Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
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