Photoshop Brushes

Cloud Nine — Brush Presets


Nicolesy "Cloud Nine" Brush Set

Cloud brushes for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements®, and Affinity Photo

This set of brushes allow you to add real clouds to the skies of your photographs. They are simple to use and require no knowledge of masking or sky replacement.


Want to see how these brushes work? Click here to download a free 2-cloud brush sample pack.


Included with your purchase:

  • 40 custom cloud brushes (.abr file)
  • Video tutorials for Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Affinity Photo with instructions on installing and applying the cloud brushes to your photos. 13 videos total, includes closed-captions (online only). Videos can be downloaded to your computer or viewed online.

Software compatibility:

  • Adobe Photoshop (Versions CS4, CS5, CS6, CC)
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements (Versions 9 and higher)
  • Affinity Photo
  • These brushes work with any application that allows for importing .abr pixel-based brush files

Cloud nine thumbnails


Video Tutorials included with this purchase:


  • Lesson 01 — Photoshop: Installing the Brush Files
  • Lesson 02 — Photoshop: Setting up a Custom Brush Workspace
  • Lesson 03 — Photoshop: Adding Clouds
  • Lesson 04 — Photoshop: Masking the Cloud Layer
  • Lesson 05 — Photoshop: Start to Finish
  • Lesson 06 — Photoshop: Start to Finish
  • Lesson 07 — Photoshop Elements: Installing the Brush Files
  • Lesson 08 — Photoshop Elements: Adding Clouds
  • Lesson 09 — Photoshop Elements: Masking the Cloud Layer
  • Lesson 10 — Photoshop Elements: Start to Finish
  • Lesson 11 — Affinity Photo: Installing the Brush Files
  • Lesson 12 — Affinity Photo: Adding Clouds
  • Lesson 13 — Affinity Photo: Start to Finish


Frequently Asked Questions:


What software do the brushes work with?

The brush pack contains an .abr file, which is compatible with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements,as well as Affinity Photo.Please note: These brush presets do NOT work with ON1 Photo or Luminar.

What do the brushes do?

This brush set allows you to add a cloud to your photo with a single click. There are 40 unique brush presets to work with so you'll always have some diversity within your photographs. They work best with images that have a clear blue sky, and can be resized to fit your scene as needed.

What images do these brushes work best with?

This brush set works best on photographs with a clear sky (no existing clouds). You can easily paint in white clouds, and then colorize and stylize them using Layer styles (Photoshop) or clipping masks (Photoshop Elements). Video instructions on how to do this are included with your downloads.

How do I install the brush set?

Installation of the brush set isvery easyand can be done from the Brush panel or Preset Manager in both Photoshop and Photoshop Elements and the Brushes panel in Affinity Photo. And, if you need a little help, video instructions for all three applications are included with your purchase and specifically show how to install and use the Cloud Nine brush set.

I've never used these types of brushes before ... help!

Don't worry! I've got you covered. With your purchase you will also receive video tutorials to help walk you through the steps of installing and using this brush set in Photoshop, Photoshop Elements, and Affinity Photo. In fact, after downloading the files you can be adding clouds to your own photos in a matter of minutes!


Adobe® and Photoshop® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries.

Please note: This item is delivered digitally as a download and is not a physical product.


Watch a high-speed demo of these brush presets in action. Adding the Cloud Nine brushes is quite simple, and they can also be enhanced easily to blend them with your photographs. In this video you will see the following techniques:

  • Selecting a brush
  • Choosing a brush color (white)
  • Clicking to apply the brush
  • Masking the blue sky to place clouds behind items (it's very easy!)
  • Using layer styles to stylize the brush overlays
  • Adding a grain overlay to blend them all together

All of the techniques viewed in the demo below are included in the tutorials you will receive with your downloads.

Customer Reviews

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    GH
    07/19/2019
    Gwen H.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Easy to use

    Living at the coast I am primarily an outdoor photographer and sometimes we have just plain blue skies over the ocean, so creating big fluffy clouds with this Preset really adds an entirely different depth to my photos and makes them POP!

    Gwen H. verified customer review of Cloud Nine — Brush Presets
    DV
    06/11/2019
    Danny V.
    Belgium
    I recommend this product

    Problems...

    I use Photoshop 8.0 for Windows but I cannot add opacity to a cloud. I am unaware to add a cloud behind a building... I noticed that Cloud Nine is destined for Photoshop CC?!?! Don't know what to do Mrs Nicole!!!!

    MN
    05/05/2019
    Margarita N.
    Australia
    I recommend this product

    So easy!

    There is a great variety of cloud shapes and they look realistic. Easy to a place and move around, resize, etc.

    VK
    03/26/2019
    Vladimir K.
    Canada
    I recommend this product

    Cloud 9 & me

    Cloud Nine is not the first software I bought from the Nicolesy Store. I also own ON1 Hundred, Landscape Gradients and Nicolesy Bokeh. All packages are nicely developed and easy to use. For old dogs like me there is also a set of video tutorials included that I found to be extremely useful. If you still need more help Nicole will get back to you quickly. We never stop learning and I like her soft yet logical approach. Vlad Kabelik

    PK
    11/12/2018
    Peter K.
    Netherlands

    Love them, but...

    I love the clouds, but I find it hard to use them correctly. Need too watch the video another couple of times.

    Customer Reviews

    4.9 Based on 27 Reviews
    5 ★
    89% 
    24
    4 ★
    7% 
    2
    3 ★
    4% 
    1
    2 ★
    0% 
    0
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    100reviewers would recommend this product Write a Review

    Thank you for submitting a review!

    Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

      GH
      07/19/2019
      Gwen H.
      United States United States
      I recommend this product

      Easy to use

      Living at the coast I am primarily an outdoor photographer and sometimes we have just plain blue skies over the ocean, so creating big fluffy clouds with this Preset really adds an entirely different depth to my photos and makes them POP!

      Gwen H. verified customer review of Cloud Nine — Brush Presets
      DV
      06/11/2019
      Danny V.
      Belgium
      I recommend this product

      Problems...

      I use Photoshop 8.0 for Windows but I cannot add opacity to a cloud. I am unaware to add a cloud behind a building... I noticed that Cloud Nine is destined for Photoshop CC?!?! Don't know what to do Mrs Nicole!!!!

      MN
      05/05/2019
      Margarita N.
      Australia
      I recommend this product

      So easy!

      There is a great variety of cloud shapes and they look realistic. Easy to a place and move around, resize, etc.

      VK
      03/26/2019
      Vladimir K.
      Canada
      I recommend this product

      Cloud 9 & me

      Cloud Nine is not the first software I bought from the Nicolesy Store. I also own ON1 Hundred, Landscape Gradients and Nicolesy Bokeh. All packages are nicely developed and easy to use. For old dogs like me there is also a set of video tutorials included that I found to be extremely useful. If you still need more help Nicole will get back to you quickly. We never stop learning and I like her soft yet logical approach. Vlad Kabelik

      PK
      11/12/2018
      Peter K.
      Netherlands

      Love them, but...

      I love the clouds, but I find it hard to use them correctly. Need too watch the video another couple of times.