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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:

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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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Vanes-VIP Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gawd thank you this is so helpful
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PotatOS10 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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H-StallionWolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow this a very nice and easy tutorial, for a beginner like me: I'm so gonna use it on my WIP
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:iconriverreed:
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!
Nod 
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RainbowWulves Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Does this apply for photoshop cs6 as well? Just curious :)
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:iconwthwy:
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 ;-;
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:icongambolin:
Gambolin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
<font><font>So cool!I am a dummy!  Thank you very much!</font></font>
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:iconviolentaperture:
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
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:icontouiya:
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! :)
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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
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jik-O-range Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you very much^^ I've learned a lot in this tutorial..
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:icontouiya:
Touiya Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! If you'll need any help let me know :)
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:iconjik-o-range:
jik-O-range Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks^^
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Really lovely tutorial, I'll have to try it out sometime!
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:icontouiya:
Touiya Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I hope you will find it useful :hug:
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StarshipSorceress Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
I'm sure I will (:
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:iconfunnyway:
FunnyWay Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youu, I didn't now how to make clouds :D
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:iconfunnyway:
FunnyWay Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Know* :P
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xXOkami357Xx Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
[link] look at this c:
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:icontouiya:
Touiya Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It tells me that I don't have permission to see this picture :(
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xXOkami357Xx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
[link] Here it is! c: (WIP)
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xXOkami357Xx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:c oh sorry then, Will post in dA so you will be able to see it!
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Lammebill Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you I will try apply this in my next painting!
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moramill Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dobry tutorial. Dziękować za pomysł z dodaniem fioletu ^^
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:icontouiya:
Touiya Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cała przyjemmność po mojej stronie! Cieszę się, że Ci się podoba :)
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:iconmoramill:
moramill Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ano podoba, dobrych materiałów nigdy za wiele
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:iconjbcal:
jbcal Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
cool. thanks!
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:icontontora:
Tontora Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student General Artist
my god.. THANK YOUUUU XD
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:iconzetasagittarii:
ZetaSagittarii Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
na pewno mi się przyda ten tutorial :D świetny jest ^^
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Wolfbaloo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This will help allot for background settings! Thanks!
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HotaruAyanami Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the most useful cloud tutos Iīve seen so far :love:

Thank you so much!!I think itīs gonna be very helpful :D
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inkblot-wolf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you for the tutorial
very helpful
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Blackpencilninja Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student General Artist
very helpful
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