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Background tutorial - Part 1 by kalambo Background tutorial - Part 1 by kalambo
EDIT June 2012: WOW. I'm amazed at how helpful people have found this...

EDIT April 13 2013: Aaaah thank you so much for the DD, i am in shock ;A; Many thanks to *spring-sky for suggesting and ^Elandria for featuring and to everyone else for supporting me!

EDIT April 14 2013: Changed the font and font colour to make it easier to read! I've been meaning to do that for a while xD

Plus you must press quite hard when doing the grass if you're using a graphics tablet or ensure that the smudge tool strength is around 90-100%.

(thanks to ~TornIntegral for the second note)

Part 2

I hope that it makes sense! None of it is scientifically accurate or anything, it's just my observations and thoughts :)

Use these tutorials as a way of helping you to develop your own techniques. Try out slightly different methods to see which works best for you.

Enjoy! Feel free to ask questions.

It would be greatly appreciated if you could credit me under your pictures if you've heavily referenced from these tutorials but no worries if you haven't. And i'd love it if you could post links here so i can se what you've done :)

I'd like to say a thank you to ~MissNysha and this tutorial [link] where i was originally inspired into this grass technique c:

Done in Photoshop CS4.
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[Stock & Resources] The suggester states - "I know so many artists who have difficulties with drawing backgrounds , but *kalambo's series of tutorials show us that backgrounds can be an easy and entertaining thing to draw." Background tutorial - Part 1 by *kalambo ( Suggested by spring-sky and Featured by Elandria )
LoneWolfDreamerTsume Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This was INCREDIBLY helpful! Thank you so much for posting!
kalambo Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! No problem!! :))
AimiSeni Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
thank you.
TheDarkXelloss Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God, this is hard, I can't make the grass look nice, I make it look weird and so unnatural... I think I'm not blending the colors correctly, it's kind of hard with a mouse, but still.... This is a very nice tutorial!, even though I'm screwing it up xD thank you very much for sharing!
zepIyn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Amazing! ;o;
I use the grass technique a lot ;w; although I still have a lot to learn xD. Thank you so much and a well-earned DD (I know it's late but o well)
NextToArt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for sharing this! :)
Igbythesnail Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Artist
I just got a tablet for my birthday and this tutorial is going to be so helpful! Thank you for making! 
kalambo Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad! You're welcome!!! C:
silverfan118 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
This will surely help me with creating backgrounds, thanks for making this!
kalambo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! : D
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