(Part 1 of 3) The Custom Brush Guide Skin & Hair
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Posted 12/31/08 , edited 12/31/08
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This a workshop i found on the magazine Imagine FX written by the great CG artist Marta Dahling! Is the best magazine for digital artists and not only!! If you want to achieve a realistic look to your digital art with simple custom brushes you may need this!!! This is the 1st part referring to the skin & hair. This workshop is mainly designed for Photoshop but they are also tips for Painter in order to achieve similar effects!


Ragged Hard Round Brush:
"This is the first brush i use for any painting. An altered Hard Round brush with ragged edges of color blocking, because aside from applying colors. its edges will prevent the trensitios from being too rough. The pressure sensitive opacity will enable you to create a bigger variety of skin tones".

PHOTOSHOP
Opacity: 100%
Flow: 100%
Spacing: 10%
Other Dynamics: Opacity and Flow, 0%
Smoothing checked

PAINTER
TINTING Basic Round
Opacity: 5-15%
Grain: 0%
Resat: 20%
Bleed: 100%
Jitter: 0%

Blending Spackled Brush

"A Spackled brush is the best thing to choose when you want to blend facial skin tones. Thanks to its shape and pressure-related opacity, it can blend really well and hint at skin pore texture. Smooth the transitions with this brush, while picking the colors with Eye Dropper tool. Painter users can use the Blender brush; while it doesn't render a natural skin texture, it creates satisfying effects".


PHOTOSHOP

Opacity: 20-100%
Flow: 100%
Spacing: 6
Other Dynamics: Opacity and Flow, 0%
Scattering: Both Axes, 109%

PAINTER
TINTING Blender
Opacity: 15%
Grain: 0%
Resat: 0%
Bleed: 100%
Jitter: 0%

BLENDERS
Just Add Water
Opacity: 15%
Grain: 0%
Bleed: 50%
Jitter: 0

Airbrush
"The Airbrush is an extremely flexible tool. It's perfect for adding in anything to your work, from painting strands of hair to adding little details, such as blushes, moles and so on. An Airbrush is also a good way to soften the edges of painted objects and those rougher transitions between certain shades, creating an illusion of fleshy softness".


PHOTOSHOP
Opacity: 80-100%
Flow: 100%
Other Dynamics: Opacity and Flow, 0%
Shape Dynamics: (Just switched on)

PAINTER
AIRBRUSH soft airbrush
Opacity: 5-15%
Resat: 100%
Bleed: 100%
Jitter: 0%

Rotating Brush
"This brush is perfect for enriching the color palette of an already painted body part, and i always use it for this task. Thanks to its distinctive shape and angle variations, applying new shades naturally is extremely easy: just choose a color and run with it over the painted skin. If you apply the colors carefully on a low opacity, you won't really require any extra smoothing. This brush also works great as a skin tone blender".

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