Photoshop Brushes

Cloud Nine — Brush Presets


Nicolesy "Cloud Nine" Brush Set

Cloud brushes for Adobe® Photoshop®, Photoshop Elements®, ON1 Photo RAW, 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)
  • 40 cloud brush files (.TIFF)
  • 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)
  • ON1 Photo RAW 2021
  • Affinity Photo
  • These brushes work with any application that allows for importing .abr pixel-based brush files

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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 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.

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19 Feb 2021
I recommend this product
Excellent product

Tested with the free brushes in affinity photo and onone first, excellent results with just 2 brushes. Much prefer adding clouds to a dull sky rather than replacing the sky, the result seems a lot more natural. Blue skies are great when you are out and about but look rather bland when you are looking at photos, it's amazing how adding a few clouds is enough to make the photo that little bit more interesting. Looking forward to seeing what i can do with the full set.

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Doug V.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
08 Feb 2020
I recommend this product
Another Winner!

Just as you've come to expect, a no-nonsense, straight to the point and comprehensive guide along with an extremely useful collection of cloud brushes. Just buy it!

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Paul M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Nicolesy Store Cloud Nine — Brush Presets Review
19 Jul 2019
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!

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Gwen H.
United States United States
11 Jun 2019
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!!!!

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Danny V.
Belgium
04 May 2019
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.

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Margarita N.
Australia
26 Mar 2019
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

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Vladimir K.
Canada
12 Nov 2018
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.

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Peter K.
Netherlands
05 Oct 2018
Clouds

Works very well Big timesaver .

LV
Ludo V.
Belgium
04 Oct 2018
Works as Advertised

Another Nicole hit! No messing with masks and complicated layers. Bare skies are gone forever in both color and B&W. Thanks, Nicole.

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John G.
United States
25 Sep 2018
Very useful preset

Saves a lot of time, no need for masking, just brush your clouds on to the sky. All brush controls are available, make your clouds any size, colour or texture. Works in PSE13 and AffinityPhoto which are my applications. Easy to install thanks to included videos.

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Richard W.
United Kingdom
23 Sep 2018
Easy to Use, Great Variety

I love the ease of use and the variety of brushes available.

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Rene d.
United States
22 Sep 2018
Cloud 9

I have not made it effective tool as intended by the designer yet mainly because of my inadequate ability in using Photoshop. For ex I can not use eraser tool to delete the selection of the cloud pattern and pick another one.

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Masaaki T.
United States