Bryce Tutorial: How To Create A Beautiful Sunset With Ocean



In this tutorial we will make a beautiful Sunset scene using Bryce 5.5
We will learn how to make
1. The sky
2. The water
3. The terrain/mountain

We use photoshop for adding ducks in the sunset scene. Also for making some minor adjustments like color balance.......( I have used photoshop cs2)


End result:
How To Create A Beautiful Sunset With Ocean Final Image

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Step 1

Open Bryce 5.5.
When we open Bryce a default document opens up as shown.
In this document itself we start creating our
sunset scene .



Step 2

Now I will show how to create the sky

Go to Objects > Sky Lab


Step 3

In the sky lab, you will find a little arrow

Click this arrow.

I have indicated this with a small blue arrow.


Step 4

When you click the small arrow many sky images open.

We select the red sunset sky

I have shown this by a small arrow.

Now click the tick mark at the bottom indicated by the blue arrow


Step 5

Now there are several options in the sky lab.

Under the Cloud Cover option,
We find the sun/moon visible, sun/moon size, halo rings, sun/moon shadows options

Under these options, we see blue small rectangular boxes with some values, when we click and drag these boxes, their values change

We click and drag the blue rectangular boxes and set the following values....


The values for sun/moon visible are :
disk intensity 100
glow intensity 100



The values for sun/moon size are:
Disk size 6
Horizon Illusion 33



The values for sun/moon shadows is: 90



Step 6

Now I will show how to create the ground plane

Now In the upper left corner there is a create button

Below it, there is a ground plane. This is shown by a blue arrow. Click to create the ground plane

Now the ground plane is created. This is highlighted in red.

There is a small dot which i have shown in blue. When we click this dot we can free transform
the selected object.


Here we free transform the ground plane


Step 7

Now I will show how to create the water plane

Under the create option, there is a water photo. This is shown by an arrow. click the water photo


Step 8

After clicking the water photo, 2 options surface and volume open.

Select the volume option


Step 9

Now the water is created.

We see 6 small options for the selected water .

We now click the 5th option counting from top to bottom.
Here the 5th option is indicated by M .

I have shown M by a small arrow.

Click M


Step 10

When we click M, we enter the materials lab for the selected water

There is a small arrow.
Click the arrow




Step 11

In general, Bryce has many options. You can select any of them to create your own image.

In the previous step, after clicking the small arrow , materials options open.

In the bottom there is a small arrow, click it. We find several options like Architectural, clouds, complexFx, Glassgems, Metals, Misc, Rockstone, terrains, user, vegetation, waters

We select waters option. I have highlighted this in blue.


Step 12

Now we see options like calm, radioactive and turbulent

We select calm option

After selecting Calm option, many images open

We select rose water option.
I have shown this by an arrow.

Now click the tick mark. I have shown this by a small blue circle.


Step 13

Again click the tick mark to return to our main bryce layout.

Now In the upper left corner there is a create button
You will find a little arrow beside it.
Click this arrow.
Now you will have the objects menu displayed.
You will find many options like
Boolean objects, Imported objects, mountains, paths, rocks, terrains and objects, trees, tutorial, vegetation showing.

Select Terrains and objects

Now we see many images displayed.
Select Mount erosion option
I have shown this by an arrow.

Now click the tick mark.



Step 14

Now the terrain/mountain is created. This is highlighted in red.

Now in the top right corner , we see 7 small options for the selected image .

We now click the 6th option counting from top to bottom.
Here the 6th option is indicated by E .
Click E. This is shown by an arrow.

E means edit object.


Step 15

After we click E, we enter the edit object lab.

This is shown in this step.


Step 16

Here we see a table with many options like

Fractal Raise/lower
Eroded Sharpening
Picture Smoothing


Basic Noise Gaussian edges
Slope Noise Square edges
Height Noise Round edges

Spikes Blob maker
Mounds Relief noise
Dampen Raise edges
Equalize Subplateous
Posterize Cross ridges
Sawtooth Cross ridges2
Subcontours Bubble ridges


Beside the blob maker, there is a small orange circle.
Click on the the small circle once . This is shown by an arrow.


After clicking, we will notice a change in the image on the terrain canvas .


Step 17

Now click the tick mark to return to our bryce layout.

The terrain now looks like this. This is highlighted in red.


Step 18

Again click E to return to edit objects menu.

Now click the blue circle once beside the square edges option. I have shown this by an arrow.

After clicking, we notice a change in the image in the terrain canvas.


Step 19

Now click the tick mark to return to our main bryce layout.

Now the terrain looks like this. It is highlighted in red.


Step 20

Now again click E
to return to our edit objects menu

Now,
On the terrain canvas click and drag once. This will smoothen our terrain.
I have indicated this by an arrow.


Step 21

Now the terrain looks like this. It is highlighted in red.

We can free transform it accordingly.
There is a small dot which i have shown in blue.
When we click this dot we can free transform
the selected object.
Here we free transform the terrain.



Step 22

After free transforming, our terrain looks like this. It is highlighted in red.


Step 23

Click render.
I have shown this by an arrow.

Rendering takes some time.


Step 24

After rendering, we get our beautiful sunset scene.


Step 25

save this image.

Now click save image as to save our image as a jpg.


Step 26

Now open this image in photoshop.
save this as sunset displace.psd


Step 27

Now add your swan image.

You can find the image here
http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1129189


Step 28

Duplicate the swan layer and
edit> transform> flip vertical


Step 29

Move this duplicated swan layer


Step 30

Now go to filter > distort > displace


Step 31

Now set the following:

horizontal scale 10
vertical scale 8

select stretch to fit and repeat edge pixels


Step 32

Now select sunset displace.psd to make our reflection


Step 33

Now reduce the opacity of this reflection layer to 60%


Step 34

Now merge the swan and its reflection layers.
Double click this layer for the blending options.

Now apply satin effects:
Choose d96d20 color
Blend mode: multiply
opacity: 50%
Angle: 19 degrees
Distance: 1
Size: 14


Step 35

Also apply color overlay effects.

color: 9e5317
Blend mode: Linear burn
opacity: 62%


Step 36

Duplicate the Swan layer.


Step 37

Duplicate the swans again and resize them.


Step 38

Now apply Color balance.

Midtones settings: +27 +12 +50



Step 39

Color balance
Shadows settings: -63 +15 -38


Step 40

Color Balance
Highlights settings: 0 0 0


Step 41

Apply Channel mixer

Output channel : Red
values are
+82%
+40%
-6%


Step 42

Channel mixer

Output channel : Green
Values are
+6%
+110%
+76%


Step 43

channel mixer

Output channel: Blue
values are
-130%
-86%
+80%


Step 44

Now apply selective color

Colors: Reds
values are
+45%
-18%
+52%
+42%


Step 45

Selective color:

Colors: yellows

values are
-11%
+18%
+23%
-25%


Step 46

Selective color:

Colors: Greens
values are
+2%
-3%
+12%
+3%


Step 47

selective color:

colors: cyans
+1%
+3%
0
0



Step 48

selective color:

colors: blues
+3%
+2%
0
-4%


Step 49

selective color
colors :magentas
0
+3%
0
0


Step 50

selective color
color: whites
-2%
0
0
0


Step 51

This is the final image we get.

Hope you enjoyed my tutorial..



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9 Comments:

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Guest says:

great tutorial

(4 years and 354 days ago)
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Guest says:

Oh, great job. Thanks alot

(4 years and 185 days ago)
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Guest says:

very good!

(4 years and 164 days ago)
avatar eraline
eraline says:

great tutorial

(4 years and 113 days ago)
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Guest says:

what a great tutorial, thnx alot =)

(4 years and 105 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

Thanks everyone

(4 years and 40 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Wow! Thank you sooooo much, what a wonderful easy to follow tutorial. You are precious for taking you time to do this for whomever.
Big Hugs Tenderspirit

(3 years and 322 days ago)
avatar nasirkhan
nasirkhan says:

Great job and beautiful result.

(3 years and 261 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

Thanks a ton Tenderspirit and Nasir!!!!

(3 years and 261 days ago)


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