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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 )
AmberwingKnight Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, wow! I have been looking for a tutorial on how to paint grass, and how to paint water using photoshop and this by far is the one I understood the best! 

Thank you for posting this!
kalambo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!
You're welcome! :'D
lsolation Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  New member
Great background tutorials!
I'm gonna put them all in my favourite
s. =) 
kalambo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!! :D
Akimune Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really awesome!
kalambo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you! (:
Werehorse89 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, thank you! :love:
kalambo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, you're welcome! :dummy:
Werehorse89 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
quietpeople Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  New member Student General Artist
Thanks! Always wondered how to draw waterfall spray.
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