How to add clouds in photoshop?

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This article will guide you to adding clouds in photoshop with example.

Table of contents

  • Created a new page
  • Create some clouds
  • Change the blend mode
  • Open a new layer
  • Gradient tool
  • Change your foreground colours to black and white
  • Blending options

First method: Gradient tool

Let’s start with the first step.

Step 1: Created a new page

In Photoshop, go up to the File menu in the Menu Bar, choose new, and then made a new page. A window opens that prompts you to name your new document and enter dimensions and preferences.

How to add new page in photoshop?

Photoshop, New, Page

You are set the foreground color.

Photoshop, Choose, The foreground, color

Step 2: Create some clouds.

With the new layer selected, go to Filter ->Render-> Clouds. The new layer will now resemble something that looks like clouds.

Photoshop, Render

Step 3: Change the blend mode.

With the new layer still selected, go up to the Blend Mode and choose Multiply or Overlay (Screen was used here). You will now see that the cloud layer has been applied to the normal layer and created various shades of contrast throughout.

Photoshop, Multiply

Select the background layer and press on ctrl+j.

Photoshop, Layer, Copy

Step 4: Open a new layer.

Press keyboard ctrl, go down to the bottom of the layers panel and click on the Create a new layer button. Or go to Layer -> New -> Layer.

Photoshop, View, Layer

To begin, let’s choose the Brush Tool. This can be done by clicking on the icon depicted below located in the toolbar down the left side of the screen, or by hitting the B button on your keyboard.

Photoshop, Brush, Tool

Click to open the brush preset picker,open the toolbar, select brush. Mode: normal, opecity: 85%, Flow: 77%. Then click on document.

Photoshop, Select, Brush

Step 5: Gradient tool

To begin, let’s choose the Gradient tool. This can be done by clicking on the icon depicted below located in the toolbar down the left side of the screen, or by hitting the G button on your keyboard. Click to the open gradient tool.

Photoshop, Gradient, tool

Click to the open gradient tool, Open the pop-up gradient editor and select the black and white preset, click ok.

Photoshop, Gradient, Editor

Draw on the page from bottom to top.

Photoshop, Gradient, Up, Down

Natural clouds effect in photoshop.

Photoshop, Natural, clouds

Second method: Blending Mode

In Photoshop, go up to the File menu in the Menu Bar, choose new, and then made a new page. A window opens that prompts you to name your new document and enter dimensions and preferences. Fill blue color on white page.

Photoshop, Paint, Bucket, Tool

Go down to the bottom of the layers panel and click on the Create a new layer button.

Photoshop, New, Layer

Step 6: Change your foreground colours to black and white

At the bottom of the utilities bar to the left, you can see the foreground and background colours. Above the colours you will see a smaller version of this, but in black and white. Press that to restore your foreground colours to black and white.

Photoshop, Foreground, Color

With the new layer selected, go to Filter ->Render-> Clouds. The new layer will now resemble something that looks like clouds.

Photoshop, Render, Clouds

With the new layer still selected, go up to the Blend Mode and choose multiply or Overlay (screen was used here). You will now see that the cloud layer has been applied to the normal layer and created various shades of contrast throughout.

Photoshop, Multiply

Photoshop, Screen

Step 7: Blending options

Double click on the selection layer, and open the popup layer style Choose blending options: Custom, and choose Blend mode: screen. Press Alt and drag the arrow of This layer forward with the help of the mouse.

Photoshop, Blending, Options

Finally, We have created the cloud effect.

Photoshop, Blending

When you follow the above steps it will add a cloud effect and it will be visible in photoshop.

Thanks for reading…