How to paint Gras
(digital painting with PhotoImpact)
NOTE: The screens from PhotoImpact in this tutorial are from the german version, the only version I have.
Open a new canvas , size 400 x 400 pixels.
Fill it via Edit / Fill / Gradient / with the first course option (down arrow) and two colors of your choice. Don`t use a green for the bottom color, because otherwise you can`t control the density of your grass and later, if you want to place objects between the individual grass plains , you might realize that you didn`t paint your gras tight enough .
Because I wanted to create a heaven and a ground,
I used following colors for my gradient: # 446D8C (sky) and # B4B4B4 (ground).
Now use your brush-tool and paint with the following settings and in object-mode your first layer of gras:
Chose a dark shade of green. I used #112711.
Your result should look like that:
Now leave the object mode and chose a somewhat brighter shade of green ,then paint the second layer of gras (in object-mode again). I used the color # 2D662D
Continue with the third layer of gras. Leave the object-mode, chose your color (I used #459E45 ) , activate the object-mode again and paint your gras.
Again with a even brighter green: Leave the object.mode, chose your color ( I used # C2CE99 ) , this time change the transparency to 45 in your the Attribute toolbar, back into the object-mode and paint:
In order to emphasize the shady places in the grass, leave the object-mode and chose a darker shade of green (transparency remains at 45). I used #112711 again . Back into object-mode and paint only where you want your gras appears somewhat darker.
Now your gras is done, but don`t it look somewhat boring? You can add some flowers (in object-mode). Paint every flower in a new object-mode, so you can place them later in different levels between the culms (use your Selection tool / attribute toolbar / Arrange … arrows up or down… to do this).
You also can also add clouds or similar to your sky. Or you follow my following version:
Activate your spray-tool with the following settings
Shape 85 / transparency 0/0 vignette and a medium gray tone. I used #666666 . Now paint, in object-mode, some hills above the gras. We will place it later behind it. Leave object-mode.
Remain in the spray -tool but change settings to Shape 25 / transparency 25/ vignette 0. Chose white as color, activate the object-mode and paint some snow on the top of the hills, change color to #3A3A3A and paint some details to the hills. Leave the object-mode. Activate all layers of the hills in your layer-mamanger and merge them to one single-object. Go to your blur-tool (Shape 20/ Grad 5 / Vignette 0) and blur this object carefully. Please make sure the object-mode is deactivated while you blur, because otherwise you would create unsightly white borders around this object.
Place your hills-object behind the gras layers.
At this point you can overwork your sky or follow my vision:
Activate your hills in your layer-manager and chose through the merging-tool the overlay option.
Now your hills appear in a similar blue as the sky:
To finish you work , use the spray-tool and a blue somewhat darker than your sky to workout some details in your hills. Then add some clouds ect. to your sky , merge all layers and your final picture could look like this one:
If you like you can add a nice frame.
Have fun with this tutorial 🙂
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