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Grassy Slope Tutorial by ryo-hakkai Grassy Slope Tutorial by ryo-hakkai
EDIT : If you can't see the current pic in the dev here, full view. There is a message on it.

EDIT AGAIN : Some may find my style is a bit,say, too harsh or thick. Well it's not really much of a big deal to me if you didn't try it out ;3 this is just for those who WANTS to try something a bit of a different style.

NOTE : THIS IS JUST TO GIVE YOU THE MAIN IDEA OF HOW TO DO IT, SO PLEASE STOP SAYING THE GRASS IS ON THE WRONG SIDE, I AM FULLY AWARE OF IT AND IT'S UP TO YOU TO DO IT RIGHT. I DON'T EXPECT YOU TO DO EXACTLY AS I DO,NO? :3

Eh what? Did i hear it right,you say? That Ryo, who have an immense hatred towards doing grass and yet have a habit of doing it despite of hating it, is teaching how to do grass on slopes?

You heard that right folks lol. I dunno, i'm kind of a person who never seems to see the filter grass brush doesn't have that much of an impact on doing grass. I mean, it's not really effective. For me. And when i played around with the photoshop last night, i found another way to do so. And much more effective for me. So here i am being nice again to teach you on that (to those who already knew the way before i do, well, congrats. You may now leave the premises and let the newbies learn,shall we?). There is a lot of smudge-tool using involve, but lesser layers. On grass anyways. So move on~ As usual, click on the links to see the tutorials.

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To those who still don't know how to do skies and clouds....

[link] :pointl: First sky tutorial
[link] :pointl: Second sky tutorial
[link] :pointl: Cloud tutorial.

Once done, proceed here.

As usual i will explain things here. I've learned from another grass tutorial that a grass doesn't have to be,well.. green. It can be a combination of green, like dark brownish to cream. It doesn't have to be green at all. You can see it by inside the tutorial.

When you've done the base, with a normal propertied brush, dab around with slightly dark green. Doesn't have to be accurate, just dab it around. Then use the smudge tool and pick the brush that has a jagged look to it, like the ones you see. You will be using that. Now smudge it around the area you've just smack dab with dark green. Don't smudge it in circular motion, no. Smudge it in a slightly upward position. You should be getting the result as shown. Or at least something that resembles it.

Do the same thing on the same layer with different colors of green this time on different areas. And then do the same smudging job. After a few round of turns, you'll get something like shown. Looking good huh? Move on. It's not done. Now get the brush, and pick the grass shaped brush. The one strand grass type, not the three-branched. Adjust the size, pick a slightly darker tone of green AND cream green in the color box section (eh forgot the name of that lol, but you should see it). Do a new layer this time, on top of the base's layer since you can re-do it if you screw it, and lightly stroke the brush on the bottom half of the slope like so. They will represent as the grass from close up view. Being both cream and darkish green colored, the grass is in a meadow-kind of color,which is the right thing.

The important thing here is to repeat step. That is all. You can also use the jagged smudge brush to do that lil grass effect on the edge of the slope, like as you see there. ;3 Neat huh? Now once done all and you're practically satisfied, merge it into one whole layer. Now, get the brush again, use the blur-edged brush, toggle on the airbrush mode and slightly spray on a light green on the grass base (with the brush in multiple properties). Your grass will look great ;3 Just go ahead and add things like a person, or flying grass or whatever, and you'll have one picture perfect picture. Lol i'm currently high on Gundam Seed so it's natural to see me putting Lacus Clyne in there.

Anyways, go and try it out. I'll edit this comment up when i need to add something or etc.
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:iconwolih:
wolih Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The links are dead! help!
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ScarlettFire Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
T___T I can't locate the grass brush..does it come with photoshop 7?
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ecristy85 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2005
I have already seen your clouds and sky tutorials too, This are my favourite tutourials!!! ^^ I am a better learner if a actually SEE what i am supposed to do (so far i just read lots and lots...) but this is so great!! thank you so much for being so patient as to make this wonderful tutos ^^ I will go now to look at your pics, they must be superb judging from this tutorials @_@. I wanna draw like that too TT_TT
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Chossenji Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2005   Traditional Artist
wow, this is exellent :D Im mainly :+fav: ing it so i can look at it at a later date heh =p
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Muurahaiskarhu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2004
:worship:
THANK YOU.
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:iconsello87:
Sello87 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooo... Shiny.... This is so useful, I gotta fave it so I'll remember it later ;)

Thanks man! Keep 'em coming! :D
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CielElric Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D HUGE thanks. Should be getting lotsa use outta it~!! :D
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Himikaze Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004
Your tutorials are awesome :D. Now I feel like drawing a pic with grass just so I can try out the technique in you tutorial :giggle:. This is great.
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FoxLady2 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
I feel so happy!! Let's all get together and thank Kami-sama for giving us you dear sweetie pie! Tutorials should multiply all around DA. They're the best thing that ever happens to artists! well, except for chocolate, but still!! :XD:

:clap: YOU!
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ameame Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
:D!!! ryo-chan is awesome >w<!!!
*:worship: to her master*
=w=~
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darksilicon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
You use filters wonderfully. Great job, I'll have to use this someday :P
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michirumakichi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
So awesome!!! :heart:
hehehe, you drew Lacus! She's so pretty~ >:3
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crypticFallon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
Oo neat. Where'd you get the grass brush??? o_O
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:iconryo-hakkai:
ryo-hakkai Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
lol it comes with all newest edition of photoshop.
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crypticFallon Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004
Yeah, I ended up noticing it when I opened up photoshop after reading this -smacks head- sometimes I wonder how I even make it through the day :X haha I never noticed it -slinks away-
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wizogirl192003 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004   Writer
I still think this is a wonderful thing you are doing for the DA community. A lot of people dont have the time to figure out how to use new software, so this is a great way of training without the hard work :lol: Anyways, i got to go now, the kids i babysit for are getting restless.


Wizo
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JoeyWheeler Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
I love yer tutorials XD they're so helpful.
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Hika-kaizoku Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004   Interface Designer
Yo! :wave:
Cool tutorial ^__^!
it helps me a lot.. (yeah im a newbie painting even grass u_u.. :lmao: )
Thank u ^^
:hug:
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krystal-n Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
Um.....the grass in the foreground is facing the other way from the one that you drew, maybe since you draw it on the other layer you should do the grass on the other corner then flip?
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:iconryo-hakkai:
ryo-hakkai Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
that, is just an example ;3 i don't expect people to do EXACTLY like what i do. i'm just giving out the MAIN idea lol.
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krystal-n Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
But some no-so-bright people can be mislead ;P
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:iconryo-hakkai:
ryo-hakkai Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
nah, i think they will figure it out by themselves when they see something is wrong. i'm just giving out the example of how it supposed to look like. up to them to how to use it correctly lol.
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krystal-n Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004
Ok, then.

Hope they knwo what they're doing ^^
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Daiya Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004   Digital Artist
w00t, the smudge tool effect. Gotta love it. (even though I've only used it once... you're not the only one who hates grass....)

I guess I'm one of the people who should leave the premises for the newbs?

Just a little other thing... The direction of the "smudged" grass would be blowing in a different direction from the "brushed" grass, unless you smudge to the right... I guess that's why the grass tool is irritating. XP

There are also more spatter brushes to experiment with in Adobe, if you want to go looking in other than Default Brushes. IMO, I find this splatter too thick.
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ryo-hakkai Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004
Like i said, those who wants to try it, may go ahead and try so ;3 it's not completely mandatory to actually to try mine. Besides, you don't see me go over people and say "Try this or DIE" or maybe "Haw HAW i can Do gRASS you caN't so you are teh suxx0rz" now do you? :3

That is just an example. It's up to the people who is reading that to decide which part should the grass blows to. No need to take it too seriously now.
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