Update 24/11/2012: Please see my new Background Guide where I do a much better job at explaining perspective [link]
Update 23/8/2012: I'm really going to try to do an updated version of this and tie in the new things I've learnt. And do a better job at perspective. And everything else. I'm very grateful to everyone who has commented and faved, so I feel like I owe it to everyone to make a better version ^_^
In the mean time check out this awesome tutorial by someone who is far better at perspective than me [link]
WARNING: Huge file ahead
Anyway, I decided to do a tutorial for how I did a Visual Novel background because I had a couple people ask me and there are very few visual novel tutorials out there.
I hope it will be kind of useful, though I am still very much learning how to do backgrounds and I am pretty much painting it how I paint everything... anyway, hope you like it ^^'
Edit: Thank you very much for your support everyone! I never though I would get a DD, especially not on this, but I am very happy, if a little overwhelmed. So thank you. I am very, very happy that I am being helpful -^^- I need to fix the couple spelling mistakes that are in it though (fo' shame). Wasn't expecting a couple thousand people to look at it though. I will go through and answer everyone's lovely comments soon.
DISCLAIMER: This is a how to/walkthrough, not really a tutorial. It is about my personal process on how I got to a specific point. It is not the only way to do stuff and I am very much still learning. I made this just to show a couple people from the visual novel community how I made this background because they asked. I am always pleased that people can find it useful and can take something from it. However there are also much better and more comprehensive tutorials out there by people who know much more then I do (especially about perspective). I recommend fox-orian's tutorials which I have been trying to follow. Somewhat unsuccessfully ^^' [link][link]