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GIMP 2.6 Cookbook by Juan Manuel Ferreyra

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How to paint a sky and clouds

Painting the sky is a great way to apply several techniques and continue mastering GIMP tools. If you can paint while actually watching the sky, you will develop the speed and ability to create and not only copy, something that is essential to any artist looking for his/her own style.

How to do it...

Follow these simple steps to create a beautiful skyscape:

  1. For this recipe, always work on the same layer. First, fill the canvas with a sky-blue color of your choice using the Bucket Fill Tool:
    How to do it...
  2. Now, use the Dodge Tool to create variations on the sky. This is the base of the clouds. If you look at the real sky, you'll notice ...

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