Three-in-one tutorial on how to properly utilise the various cloud-brushes on the web!
One thing I see a lot around here in digital painting, photomanipulation or postworked 3D renders is the rather slack use of photoshop cloud brush stocks where the artist simply selects a choice cloud in white and stamps it all over the sky, but as explained in the tutorial itself with these convincing comparitive visuals - that's often not enough, the cloud lacks and sense of volume and "weight" and people like me can spot that lazyness from a mile away
You don't have to be a pro at Photoshop or have a tablet or anything like that - as proof, I first devised this method way back in 2007 when I made this peice [link]
you can sorta tell in those clouds. I'm sure that's the oldest deviation I have that used that technique, and I've been using this method ever since (except on pictures where the clouds play a prominent role, otherwise it's more digitally painted than "cloud-brushed" for artistic reasons).
Hope you find it useful, Now I don't believe in forcing people to fave tutorials and such, but what I would like you to do is mention me in your artist's comment in any deviation that uses this method (and preview comments first, crediting is useless if the link is broken
) be sure to read the "blue area" first, most of that information applies to the rest.
Have fun experimenting