I was looking on Pinterest for ways to create clouds digitally, in the way that certain big name animators do, like Hayao Miyazaki and Mamoru Hosoda.

I did come across a Chinese language workflow with the sort of clouds I'm after, and I get the gist from the progress pictures, but the annotations are in Chinese handwriting. I'd like to know what kind of blend mode (or whatever) they've put on the coloured speckly layer. Or perhaps someone who makes clouds like this can guess?

I don't want to upload someone else's image here, so here's a link to the Chinese infographic.