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Simple ocean tutorial. by lassekongo83 Simple ocean tutorial. by lassekongo83
If you're trying to create a simple tropical ocean with a simple beach you can try using this tutorial.
You'll need to know your way around Photoshop. I don't explain everything in detail. I created this one in a couple of minutes, so the text and image quality isn't the best, but hopefully you'll understand and have the skills enough to create something much better out of it. ;)

------ Simple Ocean Tutorial by lassekongo83 ------

1. Start by creating a gradient sky with your colors of choise. Create a new layer called beach. Draw the beach with a normal brush tool. Smudge out the sharp edges with the smudge tool.

2. Create a new layer called ocean. Draw it with a normal brush. Add some extra darker blue colors on it. Draw some small-medium lines with the beach color where the beach meets the ocean. Smudge around with the smudge tool again.

3. Get yourself a texture of waves. Easiest way to do this is to create a simple ocean in Terragen, Vue or Bryce. Put it over the ocean layer. Set the layer style to Soft Light and the opacity to around 35%. Erase any sharp edges with the erase tool.

4. Create a new layer above all the others. Draw some simple white lines where the beach meets the ocean. Smudge it out a bit until the edges looks soft and ok.

5. Finish your image by merging the ocean and wave layer. Erase the messy top and soften the horizon a little bit.

6. Image is still far from finished. Mix around with different lights, objects and whatever you feel like. ;)
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pawcanada Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very helpful :D. Thanks for making this :)
nejiHolic Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so helpful. <3
Dulali Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I always make things so much more complicated than need be; thanks a lot for making this, it is really going to help me out.
Minako37 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
than i cood use this
BarbieBurnanator Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm sure it'll help me later! :D
DenisDlugas Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   General Artist
Thank you sooooooo much for your fantastic tutorial!!! :love:
I've used it to create this [link] :aww:
AJRyan22 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is what i did with your tutorial
nickknax Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Thanks for the tutorial! It's very helpful!
tsubakiXflower Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
looks pretty good :) I think it would be better if there was some texture in the sand tough. there are some good brushes here on dA that u could download. Other than that i love it! Nice and simple
smileitsanewday Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
this is great. Thanks
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