How can I create clouds like this?

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by BD, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. BD

    BD Guest

    Hey, all...

    Not sure how many of you are interested in / able to fire up a YouTube
    vid - but I found the cloud effects in this video really amazing. I'm
    sure Photoshop could be used for something similar, and I've seen a
    few tutorials, but nothing that involved this much use of color.

    Anyone out there know of some published techniques I might use to get
    effects like this??

    Here's the vid...

    BD, Jul 10, 2007
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  2. It looks to me that the easiest way to do it would be to create layers
    of different cloud shots (just the clouds, no sky), change the color
    in each to the one desired and adjust the opacity on each layer until
    you get the desired effect. Find a couple of nice blues for your sky
    and create a vertical gradient with the lighter of the two on the
    bottom. Move your sky layer under all of your clouds layers. Voila.
    slinkydesign.jd, Jul 10, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    The way to do this, or at least the way I do it, is
    open your blue sky photo and see what is the size
    open your cloud photo and make the size the same
    back to your open sky pic and select the sky
    back to the clouds, select, copy & close
    in the blue sky photo, do a 'paste into'
    Now you can move the clouds where you want it.

    1 & 3 can of course being done even before
    opening the clouds photo.

    Alternatively, search for cloud brushes
    example 'Cloud Brushes by Blazter [JavierZhX]'

    I use both (nearly daily) and sometimes takes photos
    of clouds specific for this.

    Dave, Jul 10, 2007
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    Somebody Guest

    You mean the wildly fake looking ones. Shouldn't be hard with a good brush
    and a few colors.

    Somebody, Jul 10, 2007
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    KatWoman Guest


    point your camera upwards at an appropriate day and upload to your comp?
    use a lomo filter
    I take pics of clouds, shadows, textures etc and save them
    KatWoman, Jul 11, 2007
  6. BD

    KatWoman Guest

    last night when I was playing Unreal Tournament I realized the skies in that
    vid are awfully similar to the ones in my game maps
    maybe they are stock stuff from a 3d modeling program??
    KatWoman, Jul 12, 2007
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    Bob Williams Guest

    Photograph them whenever you get a nice looking formation.
    I have a folder full of nothing but clouds.
    I insert them whenever needed.
    Bob Williams
    Bob Williams, Jul 12, 2007
  8. BD

    BD Guest

    Yes, well. that would just make too much sense. ;)
    BD, Jul 13, 2007
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