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Scenic Background Tutorial by MissAisling Scenic Background Tutorial by MissAisling
Edit: Sorry about all the typos and spelling errors. Lern2Proofread *facepalm* But I'm too lazy to redo it so.... yeah, sorry xD
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This tutorial is about the making of:

I'm sorry it's so big too >.< But I wanted to be thorough. I will also answer any questions on it. Also please bear in mind this is aimed more towards beginners and intermediate painters. The idea is to create natural effects in a way that is easy to grasp for those who are just learning. Hopefully this will also familiarise people with features of photoshop that they maybe didn't think to use before.


First open a new image no smaller than 1000x1000 pixels on a transparent background.
Draw in what you want your brush to be. Try to make it as big as possible, since it's better to scale down than up.
Now grab the Lasso tool and select the area around your brush-to-be.

Next got to:
Edit > Define Brush preset...
You will be prompted to name your Brush. Give it a name you can easily recognise.

Now you will be able to select it from your palette. If you wish to permanently save it go to the brush palette and click the arrow on the top right corner and choocse 'Save brushes...'.
NOTE: This saves the SET. So if you ONLY want one brush in that set you will have to edit and remove the other ones currently loaded into the palette. This wont erase them permanently don't worry. You can still reload them from their own file. Just make sure you do NOT overwrite any existing brush sets when you save.


Well hope I didn't forget to mention anything haha xD

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random-drawer-person Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really useful! Thanks!
MissApiphany Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
So simple! This is SUPER useful. Thank you for sharing your ways! <3
Divert-S Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I wish I found this tutorial a lot sooner. :XD: Its very simply explained, thank goodness. :') I can't understand half of what other tutorials say. Anywho, thanks so much for making this!
Ryn-Ishtar Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Thank you very much for posting this for everyone to use. It helped with a background on a picture that I couldn't quite get right. The directions were very clear and easy to follow-through with. Thank you again for this wonderful tutorial and I look forward to seeing more.
MissAisling Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, I'm really glad you found it useful :)
WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It's okay, I think. So long as I get the jist I'll take a good tutorial.
AmericanaCelta Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you thank you thank you!!! This I helpful even for those of us who don't have photoshop! I was in a drawing rut, but now I'm out!!! I now now how to proceed with my drawing!
MissHeike Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for an easy to follow tutorial, trees is... well not my strong side :p hehe.
Kissingwithjohn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I credited you on what I made here :D
MissAisling Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That looks great, well done. :)
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