This is a simple step by step on how we can paint anime clouds easily. It generally involve painting the shape of the clouds first. Then, smudge the outline of the clouds so it give the feeling as the cloud was drag by wind.
- Draw the shape of cloud with hard edge brush.
- Shade the cloud with layer transparency lock.
- Smudge the edge / contour of cloud
More info on the brush settings in my other tutorial, Anime Cloud Brush Settings which only use the default Photoshop brush.
ArtworkSome artworks I did using similar method.
I have written a more detail tutorial in my anime cloud paintint tutorial page.
ReferenceDeviantArt Anime Cloud Tutorial
DeviantArt Yellow streetlight