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best method to create realistic clouds?
09-25-2007, 11:42 AM
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Question best method to create realistic clouds?
I wanna create a realistic cloud effect in photoshop. i know of setting the foreground and background color and then going to filter/render/clouds. But i want something more realistic. HELP! Plzz Sad
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09-25-2007, 11:50 AM
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RE: best method to create realistic clouds?
well. you can try the following method:

The best size settings for these type of clouds is 6"x4" at 150 dpi.

1. Set your foreground color to black & background color to white.
2. Background layer: filter/render/clouds.
3. Create a new layer: filter/render/difference clouds.
4. Set this new layer to color burn.
5. Create a new adjustment layer with a gradient of blue to white.
6. Beneath this layer create another layer and fill with a gradient blend of blue to white.
7. Set this layer to screen blending mode at about 70% opacity.

and now, you should have a quite realistic looking cloud effect!
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09-25-2007, 12:30 PM (This post was last modified: 01-10-2008 02:46 PM by Nihal.)
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RE: best method to create realistic clouds?
I tried doing what you said, but got stuck on the 3rd step. i.e.
"Create a new layer: filter/render/difference clouds."

when I create a new layer and then go to difference clouds, i get the following error:

Could not complete the Difference Clouds command because the selected area is empty

what do i do?
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09-25-2007, 02:35 PM
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RE: best method to create realistic clouds?
You can use a big size brush and paint it off...then use a heavy gaussian blur..chk out the screenshot below



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09-26-2007, 09:58 AM
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RE: best method to create realistic clouds?
vanessa Wrote:I tried doing what you said, but got stuck on the 3rd step. i.e.
"Create a new layer: filter/render/difference clouds."

when I create a new layer and then go to difference clouds, i get the following error:

Could not complete the Difference Clouds command because the selected area is empty

what do i do?[/b]

Just duplicate your background layer and then go to filter/render/difference clouds.
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09-26-2007, 11:20 AM
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RE: best method to create realistic clouds?
Didn't think one could make such realistic cloud fx in Photoshop. Pretty neat guys!
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09-26-2007, 01:59 PM
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RE: best method to create realistic clouds?
thanks a bunch guys. I think i'll mix and match your fresh cloud ideas!
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