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, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 2018)
  • 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.


Nicole S. Young


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