Softening the Clouds

We'll do one last tweak to the clouds, and then we'll be finished with the clouds.

1. Duplicate the Cloud layer, and make sure the duplicate is the active layer.

2. In the Effects menu, select Soften.

3. Set the adjustment slider to 6.5 or whatever looks good in the preview window. Click OK.

4. Set the Opacity setting of the softened layer to about 50%.

5. Collapse the two Cloud layers together.

The softened Cloud layer adds a nice soft-focus feeling to the clouds while still allowing the smaller details on the layer below to be seen. Figure 2.10 shows the finished Cloud layer. When you are happy with how the painting looks, make sure to save it once again.

Figure 2.10 The finished Cloud layer

Figure 2.10 The finished Cloud layer

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