Ash

Sunset

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This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it

 

As requested, This tut will help you try to draw something like this.

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Since I don't remember all the steps and most people asks for how to to the sky, I will start with the sky.

Remember, Layers and blending are your friends.

1.New Image--Pick the color you want for the sky, USE Clouds

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2.USE Move selected pixels to Stretch the image side by side.

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3.Add New Lyayer---Gradient

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4.USE Reflect as blending mode---Merge Layer down

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5.Add New Lyayer---Gradient

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6.USE Color Burn as blending mode---Merge Layer down

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7.Another Add New Lyayer---Gradient---Overlay as blending mode---Merge Layer down

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8.Add New Lyayer---Move Layer down---fill layer with color of the ocean.

(If you want a Sun...Now would be a good time to add a new layer with a Sun before the next step)

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9. USE Water Plugin.

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10. Optional--to make water darker

Add New Lyayer---Remember to set the 2nd color's Alpha to 0---Gradient---Merge Layer down

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Done :) This is what you end up with

(Note: The Sunset took much more adjustments and layers to finish, so keep working on it untill you are happy with it)

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Hope this helps..

Ideas & comments welcome :)

Edit:

Added these step from my post on the 2nd page of this tut.

Ok :) Lets do a simple one for the sun.

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Follow the settings as image above for all layers.

For the sun use Glow and Gaussian Blur and Zoom Blur in any order as you like...mix and match :)

After you finish---flatten image---use water

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You should have your 1st sunset :)

Edited by toe_head2001
Fixed broken Photobucket images

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Colors can be adjusted to who ever is drawing it :)

And some time one might actually see these wonderful color in real life.

I have seen a sunset with crazy colors like that :)

or.....was it the beer???hmmm...

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Very clever, Ash...I don't know why stretching the clouds never occurred to me. I must be going senile since I turned 21 yesterday... :P

Happy b day :)

21 is cool.....wait till you are mid 30 like me 8)

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ok, i admit, it's a bit ambitious for a newbie like me to wanna do something like that but...as a newbie...i'm sorta stuck..heh.

my water doesn't appear...=(

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ok, i admit, it's a bit ambitious for a newbie like me to wanna do something like that but...as a newbie...i'm sorta stuck..heh.

my water doesn't appear...=(

Tell me what step you are on and what did you do so far,

Then will know how to help :)

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ambition is the precursor to success. :D

Your daily moment of zen...brought to you by Rich.

*Starts to meditate*

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AH! i fixed it!! YAY!!

but now...how do you add the sun? i've been trying for some time but the sun doesn't appear on the background...:P

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AH! i fixed it!! YAY!!

but now...how do you add the sun? i've been trying for some time but the sun doesn't appear on the background...:P

Did you put the Sun on a Top new layer? :)

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You should draw the sun before you use the water plugin, so the sun will have a reflection as well, and remember to give the sun more then just 1 color. Center is brighter, and try with a few layers for the sun and try different blending modes between layers to see what effect will be.

Hope this helps :)

Let me know if there are more questions 8)

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Ok :) Lets do a simple one for the sun.

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Follow the settings as image above for all layers.

For the sun use Glow and Gaussian Blur and Zoom Blur in any order as you like...mix and match :)

After you finish---flatten image---use water

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You should have your 1st sunset :)

Note: The sunset in my 1st post took more steps, so keep trying.

Hope this helps.

Let me know if there are questions 8)

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