Create amazing cloud effects 52 intelligent Photoshop brushes
Price: £9 (approx)/$12
Clouds are a nightmare to work with in Photoshop. If you’re trying to mask them in, you need images of clouds on black backgrounds; if not, you’ll have to try and cut them out.
A good solution is to use cloud brushes, and this collection from GrutBrushes is not only fantastic quality, but they’re easy to apply. There are plenty of styles to experiment with, from trail-like brushes to more clustered clouds, and they look just as realistic in photos as they do in digital art. You also have the benefit of being able to resize them, change the opacity and alter the settings, too.
Good-quality brushes can be hard to find, and the nebulous nature of clouds makes them difficult to add to your work. The Cloud FX pack from GrutBrushes is user-friendly for a start, but it doesn’t scrimp on the quality.
10/10 – A saviour for anyone wanting realistic, easy-to-apply clouds, this pack is perfect for any kind of Photoshop artist.