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Skin and Realistic Hair Tutorial by twin-tail Skin and Realistic Hair Tutorial by twin-tail
Today's tutorial is in 2 parts~ ^^
PART 1 -- Skin…
PART 2 -- Hair…

I loved making this tutorial, because the hair part is so so easy to get a good result ^^ You have to try it!
This was originally only going to be a hair tutorial but I decided to do a walk-through of her skin as well. But the skin takes a lot more steps than the hair. v v

The program I used as always is Clip Studio Paint but you can do this tutorial in Sai, Photoshop, openCanvas and Mangastudio etc etc etc ^^ You need layer capability (lock layer transparency) and I also use color balance tools but they aren't totally necessary.

If you can not set a brush blend mode in your program, you can get the same effect by:
1. Make a new layer
2. Set the clipping group
3. Change the layer blend mode
4. Paint like normal
5. Merge the layer down 1

I will be uploading the full pic of the result as well ^^ I hope you enjoy it
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Eyween Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thx that you offer something like this to everyone. :)

This will help me alot, i am sure of it. Kawaii Mouse (Being Kawaii) [V1] 
Writers-411 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
After looking at your tutorial for skin, everything made sense! Thank you!
MYTHICSONOFGOD Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there is something I don't understand how much saturation has each color have.

I understand the middle tone should be the least saturated but what about the higlights and shadows?

How do you know how much saturation each tone should have?
Cyber-Meta Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks. I saved the page ;)
ARISTO-CRAT Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what brushes did you use?
twin-tail Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
air brush and water brush. I do not remember what ones exactly. it has been a while since i make this  sorry ^ ^ ;;
when i remake this tutorial i will show the exact tool + tool settings.
But~~ it should be similar across different programs as a default brush.
the water brush is a round paint/watercolor brush that has low blending settings~ air brush is a standard round.
you will adjust your settings depending on how much pressure and speed you use normally ^ ^
ARISTO-CRAT Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you
pastel-shinobi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SSSUUUUPPPERRRRR helpful! Thank you so much! :3
twin-tail Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Np glad you found it useful ^^
Ari-bunnii Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're the best!
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