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
to Save often, once you save - clear your undo history.
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
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
note that you may find it much easier to manipulate your painting if you were
to paint in object mode.
All colors listed in this tutorial are using the Windows color picker using Hue>Saturation>Luminosity
a new White Canvas
brush head size 2
color H 120 S 33 L 203
multicolor slider 0 22 13
change color to H 118 S 64 L 220
multicolorslider 20 22 7
and lightly go over top
soft edge 50
blend and shape your waves
like this pic
Preset Gritty Charcoal
color H 129 S 214 L 231
multicolor slider 0 0 18
advanced tab spacing 21
brush head size 10
wet control - wet
advanced tab spacing 30
run very lightly along edges of breakers
then changing only the wet control tab to - dry
run over the edges and the rest of the picture gently
may want to save this in your EP for future use-would make a good base)
back in Mode|
Using the Burn tool
soft edge 76
add some shading to your water and edges of your waves.
soft edge 50
add some white highlights to your waves and some light spots to your water
the rest is up to you.|
Here is what I did.
Expand Canvas Top
Paint in your sky picking up a color from your water
I used the Particle Brush Leaf Preset
size 65 w 40 h trans 60 softedge 100 and painted in some clouds
make your horizon line using the straight line option . I used the Paintbrush Ribbon preset with a texture and put in a couple of faint mountains in the distance.
Then I added a couple of seagulls and a fishing boat I had painted before.
If you add a boat remember to paint your whitewater around the sides and back of the boat.
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial
If you have any questions