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Hair painting tutorial by Dianae Hair painting tutorial by Dianae
:star: See the final result of this work HERE!!! It's very different, 9 more hours have been involved on it to finish it : [link] :star:

I've been asked lots of times to do some tuts.... here's one of them, I'll do more when I have time ;)

It's not very realistic since the image has been painted very quickly (about 45 minutes) but it explains how to paint realistic hair if you take the time to add details as explained on the tut ;)

I hope that it can help :)

Have fun! :glomp:

------------------- PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -------------------

I've written "burn tool" instead of "dodge tool". The dodge tool is not necessary (I barely use it, I prefer avoiding to use it and paint the lighting manually usually) but it's a good way to obtain nice results very quickly and easily.
If you don't have the brushes already installed, you can add them by choosing them in photoshop library ;)
If you want to obtain realistic hair, 2 or 3 hours of work are necessary (I usually spend 3 hours on the hair, I've only spent 25mn for the tut and 20mn on the face so it doesn't show how far you can go using this method) ;)
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Knocksy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
What version/type of photoshop is this? I can't find most of these tools
nixe24 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
look like a real photo, fantastic
Abhinandg Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Can you please tell me how to use the Dodge tool? I have no idea of how to use it
mlpfan1982 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Used here
My version looks a little different though... But this really helped!
loonymalik Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for sharing! i hope u will upload some more:D
lina-costa Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Wow! Fantastic! La la la la 
JazzLassie6020 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY! I am so happy I found this tutorial ~ ^^ Also... 45 minute ... I couldn't do that if I had a lifetime :iconromanosulkplz:
Eternal-II Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student General Artist
I like the fact that this actually looks like hair instead of scribbly hair strands everywhere. Some "how-to-hair" tutorials that I've found will just show you to do strand by strand but I find that method to be tedious and no offense to people who use it but if poorly done, fake.
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