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Landscape tutorial by ChrisBjors Landscape tutorial by ChrisBjors
Alright, so.

Here's how I go about painting a quick sketch/impressionistic scenery/landscape painting.

And now you can do it too.

Remember- the more time you spend on it, the better it'll look!
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Nywoe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Thanks for putting this together!
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what-a-loser Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Epic job, I can't wait to try this out~ :D 
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Kushami-Aru Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Oh thank you so much for this helpful tutorial, mate. ;__;
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MamaELM Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is amazing, so beautiful, thank you so so much for this, I feel like this will help me so so much. I'll share a link if i ever make something worth sharing :heart: amazing <3
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Muramasa777 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool!
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Elias-Shamir Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice little tut here, it will definitely help me in trying to figure landscape painting out hurray!
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, I'm glad you like it!
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful job! Photoshop, correct?
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes :)
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AuroraArt Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! Thank you.
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TornIntegral Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Made this after following: [link]

You can see where the magic is missing ;p How do you get the sky 'clear' by the end? I understand the process at the beginning (rough then up), and I can manage about half way, but getting that feeling of crystal clear quality is just alluding me, do you have any suggestions? Or is just an illusion caused by detailing in the foreground?

I'll keep trying. But thanks for this tutorial, it's one of the better landscape ones to follow!
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure what you mean by clear quality.
If you mean the hard edges I just used a lasso tool for some of the peaks and a hardbrush for the others.

The sky is just a gradient and everything is layered on top of it. I take note to not paint outside of whatever the object is that I'm painting, like the mountains, I paint the edges and then paint inside those edges, never picking color or painting on the sky behind it. If I have to then I go back to the sky layer and paint it in.

Thanks, I wish you the best.
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Abbyanna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for this! I mainly do portraits, but I want to learn how to paint landscapes so this will be quite helpful.
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Broo0oozz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Soo...It looks like you used magic between picture 1 and 5 :')
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Magic fingers.
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FireYuuki Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for this!
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AntoinetteRosae Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
omg wow this is really nice! :D thanks a lot for this awsome tutorial, I always thought you guys use some kind of brush or stuffs like that lol<3
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Why thank you!
I did use some custom brushes in this one but it was just some photoshop defaults with random settings. (Hit f5 to get a bunch of brush settings)
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AntoinetteRosae Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh yea a lot of times I look into the brush settings and try it out all by myself, but sometimes I'm just confused which one is the perfect setting for that brush haha, and ouh I have one question, what's the opacity/flow settings for the brush when you paint landscape/scenario/environments? Cuz like, I'm always confused how to draw that "neat edges" thingy lol~
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Opacity and flow are both set to pen pressure.
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fashionQu33n Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
so cool![link]
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NinaCoelho Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is breath-taking! Amazing work!
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qainura Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
absolute useful!Thank you so much!:heart:
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eykeey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always been terrible on landscapes. Thank you so much for this tutorial, it will definitely help a lot!
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad I could help, see if you can find some videos by Bob Ross :)
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Mnga12 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any suggestions which brushes i should use?
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Make your own!
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IheartA Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
this is very helpful
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DifferentSimalaritie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Photographer
Stunning, I would like to, although your tutorial isn't detailed enough for me. :(
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, sorry. It's really difficult to teach basics and fundamentals cause you only learn them through practice.
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DifferentSimalaritie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Photographer
yeah, I understand. :)
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beStill4me Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Your lanscape is so beautiful. And tutorial is very helpful :D Thanks a lot! I will definately try it :)
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like it! Hope it taught you something :)
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beStill4me Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, it is really useful for me :)
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partie-premiere Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
thank you so much for this. I've just began to learn about landscapes and I painted my very first one using this tutorial- you've put me on the right track here!
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you liked it!
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partie-premiere Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
Yeah, nevertheless it's funny how this tutorial (however helpful) has more views than some of your great works... Your character focused works are all the more captivating I'd say.
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks. I made this tutorial forever ago though, and environment tutorials do tend to be more favoured cause there aren't that many out there.
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Lumenatra Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, this is just the type of thing I've been looking for! Fantastic :') Thank you so much!
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No problem, I hope it helps!
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Manda-of-the-6 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Very useful and very awesome!
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, glad it helped!
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highvash Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
i like the way of presenting the idea and the method - so clear and... unbound :) Thnx!
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No problem!
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Kaetharas Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you haz a conceptart! I knnow it! and thank you incredibly helpful i luv you!
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad people are finding it helpful :) You're very welcome.
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Kaetharas Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:) I never knew it was fade to saturated ( in a nutshell) that opened my eyes @__@;
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RoninAway Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome *o* Thank you so much for making this tutorial! :excited:
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ChrisBjors Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No problem :) Hope it helps.
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