Hey, really informative tutorial. It gave me some great insight on Dents.
I know this is old, but it's one of the first tutorials available when searching with Google, and one of the only I can find that focuses on the creation of "individual" clouds.
I'm a n00b and I follow it up until "Use a transparent gradient as to blend the cloud in" and get something that looks very similar to the example cloud after the Gaussian Blur. I've chosen the radial gradient, tried using transparency mode and tried matching the background gradient and making those colors partially transparent, but, no matter how I use radial gradient, I can't get anything near the last example graphics. I've looked for tutorials on transparent gradients and blending, but none of the techniques they are using get an effect like the examples. I would be very grateful if someone could point me in the right direction - Even another tutorial that explains blending with transparent gradients in the way that is necessary for this technique to work.