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The Background tutorials you shouldn't miss

Hello again my dear readers! Today I would like to share some tutorials with you! During the 6 years I've been on deviantART, I've gathered many useful tutorials that have deeply helped me along the way. I want to share some of these with you, in hopes that reading them will inspire you to start painting some beatiful sceneries to spice up your works!

These are not the only tutorials on deviantART, it's just a selection of the ones that I've found more useful in my artistic development. If you know of any other impressive tutorial that you think should be listed here, share it in the comment section and I'll include it to the list! :love:


WATER

Easy way to make water -3- by pandabaka
Stormy Sea Tutorial by suzidragonlady



DRAWING GRASS AND TREES

SAI Grass Field Tutorial by Susiron
Tree drawing tutorial by Morpho-Deidamia

tree tutorial part 2 by calisto-lynn
Tutorial - Painting Trees by jezebel



DRAWING CLOUDS AND SKIES
Sky Tutorial by Vakhara

The Cloud Tutorial by ehbi


ELEMENT EFFECTS
Various elements - tutorial by MinnaSundberg

How To Make Stone by ivanjs

COMPOSITION
The Secret to Composition by Lulie

Tutorials suggested by the community
 Depth and Atmosphere TUTORIAL by vandervals    <da:thumb id="376444389"/>  Nebulae Tutorial by TylerCreatesWorlds  Black-Wings way of doing Nature's elements by Black-Wing24  Rainbow Tutorial - The Great Skywatcher Guide by DarkSilverflame

Hope these will be of help to you</strong>



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Hello again my dear readers! Today I would like to share some tutorials with you! During the 6 years I've been on deviantART, I've gathered many useful tutorials that have deeply helped me along the way. I want to share some of these with you, in hopes that reading them will inspire you to start painting some beatiful sceneries to spice up your works!
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Shadowflashdabearded Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
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cactuarZrule Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Student General Artist
This really is one journal you can't miss. So much awesome in this page.  (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ
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TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is superb~ Thank you so very much for the article and all the amazing tutorial links here :love: Very much appreciated!
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Hixateez Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These tutorials are so thorough and surely helpful:heart:
...But I can't help but, yet again, feel like I've been left in the dark as a traditional artist:( All of these tutorials give me an idea of what to do and what the things should look like, but technically these give me next to no help:(
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi dear! You need to understand the concept and apply it to your own tools of the trade. I understand that you can't possibly use stained glass tricks to create water effect xDDD would be fun though, but you certainly can apply the sky & cloud knowledge to your own tools, same with the composition and the trees.

I'll try to make a section JUST for traditional art :) How does that sound?
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Hixateez Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dear, oh dear, I really didn't mean to complain like I apparently did TT_TT
But yeah, I suppose so. I could use my head for a change.

...And I really don't think you need to make a section for traditional tutorials only. I would've just wanted to see one or two among all the digital ones^^;
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right, there's just one for drawing trees with traditional art... I ought to provide resources for everyone so I will redeem myself. I don't think you were complaining, you're just claiming what you deserve :) That's completely fine :hug: Don't worry ok? <3
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Hixateez Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Pit-and-DarkPit Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student Artist
Very helpful!
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ReenaCat Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool! I need this! Thanks!
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AngelJasiel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
many thanks!!
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the wonderful collection of tutorials .

I'd like to share with you this tree tutorial that I personally found very useful in both drawing and photomanipulation


And may I suggest these tutorials as well ?

 


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YippieYaYeeh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love these! These really help me out.

You're awesome! :iconexciteddummyplz:
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Thank you so much for sharing these useful tutorials! :love: :hug:
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Anni58 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Wow, this is very helpful, I've seen most of them but them being in one place is really helpful, thank you :huggle:
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bogidream Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
WOW They're very cool :) Thank you very much for sharing them :)
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HeIrouis Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome tutorials! Thanks a lot for gathering em! :)
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icy-ciel Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks a bunch for this!! I've been struggling with backgrounds so I've been going around collecting some good BG tutes.
I can find some of the ones I've found here too!
Great work! ^__^b
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Gus-1993 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
asdfghjkasdfghj this is--- so--- AWESOMEE :iconsparklesplz::iconasdfghbeeplz:
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Akimati Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my so helpful!!! Thanks a lot!!!

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DollerInDisguise Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your journals are so helpful! Thank you so much! :heart:
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kaisaki1342 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there a tuto for doing Building Background-and interior building trouble. It is the one I am having lots of trouble with.

Thank you very much for this.
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How about this one? fav.me/d58fpqc :)
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kaisaki1342 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!!
I think its good thing that my other hobby is 3d albeit I don't do building + interiors much (not at all or rather i can barely do it). o-o gotta get myself going.

Thank you very much.
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debzdezigns-lamb68 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, these are awesome! Thanks for compiling them!
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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe you should have left only the thumbs, the page is taking forever to load OTL
i'll take a look at them when they finish loading xD they'll be helpful because i suuuuuck at bg!!! :noes: the problem is that most of them are digital tutorials, with tablets and all T_T i only work in traditional and color digitally in some cases Dx
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most of the tutorials I know for traditional media are the whole package, not just backgrounds :XD: but I will gather some for traditional too :nod:.
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iingo Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used those tutorials all the time
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Nanahuatli Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
You might have just saved my art, or help redeem it at least.
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victter-le-fou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! Thanks for sharing this :D
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Daghrgenzeen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Another amazing tutorial! The 'where should the eye move' is excellent for photographers too. :nod:
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And while we're on the topic of composition, this one helps simplify the process a lot - no longer do you have to worry about which curve to place where, or what grid to use. alextooth.deviantart.com/art/C…
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What? No mention of :iconvandervals:'s tutorials? The guy pretty much specializes in backgrounds, and I would say his tutorials are a must for anyone wanting to understand backgrounds and landscapes! His theory is very solid and in-depth, and will teach you far more than these quick little 'How to do effect x' tutorials (not that I'm saying that such tutorials aren't useful, but they tend not to teach you much theory or give any in-depth understanding of what you are trying to replicate). 

I would also recommend :icondarksilverflame:'s rainbow tutorials, which gives a physically accurate explanation for the way rainbows work (though I think it gives science-phobics the option to skim through the scientific reasoning), and also for you to follow his journals and polls - they teach you lots about the way the physical world works and looks. 
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow I'm lost for words... :O but I can't include all of :iconvandervals: tutorials, is there any in specific that you'd recommend to be included in the journal?
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since you are on the topic of backgrounds, I would recommend vandervals.deviantart.com/art/… because it covers the basics like perspective, depth, and atmospheric effects.
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Added!! :la: I just read the rainbow tutorial too, my brain exploded with info xD I already knew many things that were mentioned in that tutorial because I studied them at uni, but not to such an awe-inspiring extent. I was amazed.
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alphabetsoup314 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know, it's like all the things I forgot from physics, but made way more awesome. 
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Wotansvogel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   General Artist
Oh my. Thank you! I could hug you all day long for this!
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uchuubranko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
one of the best ever :love: fav.me/d5pol2h fav.me/d639uzq
also fav.me/d682alq


great collection :woohoo:
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think she raided my favorites  XD (hai Uchuu~)
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rydi1689 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've been on dA for 5 years more than you, which means YOU raided my faves and it automatically announces me winner of this round! :iconyeahplz:

:lmao: That is science.
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Nu uh. I'm psychic & with out having seen your faves, I selected them knowing that they would be featured for all to see.

That's Parapsychology, Jung's theory of Synchronicity & too many hours spent reading CLAMP. XD

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uchuubranko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
XDD (hai froggymaster! :yummy-fly: :heart:)
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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
XD I still love this article-it has EVERYTHING~ (amg-that's an emote? XD)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    :clap:
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BlackFoxAsakura Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
It might be usefull too. One more fav dear^^
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PetiteBubu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for posting! I was looking for these tutorials! ^^
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conniekidd Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great selection of tutorials! :heart: rvmp  Thanks for sharing! 
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sadaharugin Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Thankyou for sharing these
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KagamineLink Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this! I'll need these!
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