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Hair - step by step by ikr Hair - step by step by ikr
Spanish: [link] (thank you very much ~Ash-Kamiya for translating it!)

Finished picture + photoshop edit:

Other pictures where I used this method:

Please ignore the stupid chair =v=, it's so out of proportion and perspective~~~:heart: I did this on a rush, sorry T_T

A few notes about this guide:

:bulletred: Brush settings are really important! Play around with the 'Color blending, opacity mix and persistence' options, you'll get different effects each time~ (I'd love to explain more about these options but my English sucks :heart: Just try different settings and you'll see by yourself). Also, it's not the same if you use different colors on the same layer or in separate layers. For better blending results, use one layer for all.

:bulletred: I always set the min. size of the brush to 0% (airbrush to 100%)

:bulletred: I forgot to mention that the highlights layer is on Addition mode

:bulletred: Using different colors from the picture on the shadows / highlights will make your colors feel more 'integrated'. Also, try not to use always the same shadow tone or light tone, and play with the hue and saturation of your colors before selecting them.

I hope this can be useful at least for someone! if you have any questions let me know~!
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Remanic Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
My Alfa mode just erases. I really want to line and color like you do amazing..
Adeacia Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my new most favourite tutorial of all time! Thank you very much for taking the time to create this :heart:
Biapaws Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student General Artist
thankyou, thankyou! I suck at hair, this is a real help!
Marbellchen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats a nice tut!

Thank you so mucht for it :love: =)
Koyuuki-Sama Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
el link del tuto en espaņol murio ;w;
Sir-Herp Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahhhh. This is so simple, yet you still make it look good. I need to practice stuff like this more instead of flat-coloring or cell-shading all the time... ;w;"

Clear enough tut, thanks for making it!
xXblackxdirtyxsoulxx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
You probably do this with a tablet :<
suzeth24 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much all your tutorial help me a lot.
Itzcuauhtli Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Un bonito pero profundo tutorial. Bien explicado amiga
ikr Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
muchas gracias! esperoq ue haya sido util
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