First A Couple of General Notes

When you are using any of the paint tools you must set your presets prior to choosing your color or it will revert back to the default color
also once you choose your color the preset will go back to showing none but it does in fact keep your choice



Remember to Save often, once you save - clear your undo history.
If you find a setting you like or think you will use often refer to this snapshot tutorial by Debbie Hardisty on how to save your favorite brushes.
Saving Brush Settings to your Easy Palette

Also most all the settings specified in this tut are done with the brush panel.So once you set your Preset.....all other settings can be done from the brush panel.

This can be done with a Wacom tablet or with a mouse.The settings are all approximate as each person will use a different amount of pressure or a firmer or softer stroke.Also remember the undo is a very important tool and you will need lots of patience. A lot of steps seem repetitive but when you are trying to achieve a certain look you may have to try several different tools to get the look you want.So it is kind of a back and forth process.(which is where the patience comes in)
Painting in Mode versus not
Please note that you may find it much easier to manipulate your painting if you were to paint in object mode.
Advantages to painting in mode is that you can paint a little bit at a time making it an object. If you decide later on down the line that you don't like that particular tree in that spot but it might look better on the other side of the canvas, you can simply move it over.

It also makes it easier should you require to blend certain aspects of your painting.

Let's get started

I used a canvas approximately 250 x350

I started with a Medium to dark grey Fine brush
Size 60 Transparency 50 Soft Edge 100

ParticleBrush
preset leaf
size 135w/4h
transparency 65
soft edge 100
Brush angle 30

options tab
wet control 100

color- multicolor
top 2 sliders 0
middle slider saturation 34

advanced tab
default
changing only
color to a dark orange
brush size to 10w/5h
brush angle to horizontal
make your sun

changing color only
to a dark
put a strip across sun

this picture ended up too dark and had to be adjusted *see next picture
changing color back to orange
transparency to 90
drag across sun
to left and right
and above sun as shown here

I didn't like the shape of the sun I had ended up with so I used the fine brush about size 15 transparency 50 soft edge 100 to smooth the sides and make more rounded on the sides

charcoal tool Preset none
size 30 transparency 50
about 5 shades lighter than sky color gently go over sky where it isn't tinted orange
now working on the water

paintbrush Preset ribbon.
Color dark size 45 transparency 0 soft edge100
clicking quickly run from side to side and dragging the occasionsal time downwards

changing only
the color to a light to medium beige repeat as above

Particle brush
Preset Leaf 10W 1H
Transparency 85 SoftEdge 100
Color beige to orange
-Multicolor Top and Bottom sliders 0
Middle-Saturation 33
Advanced tab
Spacing 28
Drag on a diagonal across water until it looks similar to this

 

Charcoal Preset Fog

Transparency 90
Color Orange (from the sun)
Other settings at default

run over water 5 or 6 times
run across sky to smooth if it needs it
Sharpen
Level 1 Size 75 Soft Edge100
run over water 5-6 times until it seems defined but not scratchy

With a gentle touch
dodge tool level 29

Size 10w 1h
angle horizontal
sliders at default
spacing at 120
make highlights in your water

 


Airbrush Size 60
transparency 10 soft edge 80
color 2 shades lighter sun
advanced tab spacing 70
over water several times to give orange cast




Dodge size 40 circle
level 36 soft edge 0
over sun and lightly over area next to it

Dodge width of canvas plus
25 W 1 H
level 25
soft edge 50

set your mouse down every few pixels from top to bottom

Burn level 45 soft edge 50
Size 25 W 1 H
repeat as above

Dodge 20W 1H
Level 60 soft edge 50
make a path down in front of sun

Dodge size 40 circle
level 60 soft edge 50
make a sun spot in the bottom of the sun

Burn size 90 circle
Level 45 soft edge 100
go over water both sides of the sunpath 2 or 3 times and then once over the sun path
once over sky excluding sun
blur level 1 size 50 soft edge 50
go along outside edges of picture in the sky area

I added a small boat and used the default shadow for my finished picture

See below for some variations

I played a little with the Highlight Midtone and Shadow settings and the picture to the right and the two below are a few of the variations.....

Right Midtone 35 Shadow Minus 22
Bottom Left Midtone Minus 20
Bottom Right Highlight 20 Shadow Minus 20

I hope you have enjoyed this tutuorial
Any questions email me
Sparrow