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smsgraphics Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Nice! Thanks for sharing this :)
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Radiant-Grey Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I ALWAYS wondered about a good way to get those strands of hair that cross over eachother! Never once thought about putting hair strands on their own layers! Maybe now my hair styles won't look quite so helmet-like now...
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well I am glad that helped, and I hope it makes a difference
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Mytherea Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very instructive. I need to try this out at some point.
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hope it will help
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elero Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
great tutorial! Thank you :)
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
^_^
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UndeniableGuile Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Gaussian blur is the key! :D
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
he he. Yep.
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UndeniableGuile Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
One day, one day...when my primary pc is fixed. :XD: Photoshop isn't available to me at this time. Heh.
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Twilights-Illusion Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
oh wow! thanks for sharing this!
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome
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amie689 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
why in the world is this thing is scraps?

:+fav:
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh, well you know how not too long ago, dA had no folder system? The only way to keep my art separated from my miscellaneous other things was to put all my tutorials and misc. in scraps. Now I have a tutorials folder in the gallery with this in it... but that's why.
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amie689 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
dA has certainly gone a long way since...and the tutorial certainly don't deserve to be in scraps :)
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Indeed it has. Well I think I'll leave them like that as a little hidden treasure for those you know where to look.
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tymora11 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooh, I have to try this when I color something next!
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
^__^ Thank you.
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Momo-PixiFrog Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Great tut. It's very easy to understand! I am gonna try this the next time I color hair!
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear that. I hope it helps you out
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Sayv-7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
this is such an awesome tutorial :D thanks for sharing :heart: it's really helpful :)
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
:glomp: You're welcome and thank YOU
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Sayv-7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
:glomp:
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kanogt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
o thease is so helpful
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear that. ^__^
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kanogt Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2008
:hug: yey
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1994babe Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
thanks for the tutorial, yours are probably some of the most helpful ive come across, btu what sort of size brush would you recomend to do the first stage, as i use paintshop pro and some of the smaller brushes are quite pixely??
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
You're welcome, and thank you. ^__^

Well something big enough to cover a lot of area quickly, because this is the quick sketch were you just place where you want what colors and tones... but small enough to make the zig zags you see. The end size depends on the size of the hair in the picture I think... if you are drawing an entire person small in a larger setting, you will want a fairly small brush size... like 9 or 10... but if it is a portrait, you can get away with much bigger. this first step is about efficiency more than anything else. You are composing the hair and arranging it so that when you add the detail later, it looks right. Good luck and I hope that helped
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AngelJasiel Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome *w*
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manic-goose Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you
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AngelJasiel Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome :hug:
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Azmyst Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool... thanks for the link. This was helpful. I will save it and keep it for reference. :D
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
Glad to hear.
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han-lian Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Ah! Perfect! Wow thanks for sending me the link!
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
^__^ yep
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saurio Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008
Thanks for this tutorial. Some people say that the eyes of a character are the most important thing in the picture but I also think that a good and realistic hair can attract even more than the eyes sometimes.
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well they both are equally important. Eyes hold the viewer's attention, because people are naturally drawn to look at them, but hair catches their attention in the first place. ^__^ You're welcome.
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Silver-Strife-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Student Digital Artist
This hair tutorial is gorgeous!! :D Thanks for this one sensei!! :) My photoshop takes to long to use the smudge tool though...what can I do instead? just stroke?
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Professional General Artist
:rofl: I had that same problem once. The smudge tool is an added bonus to make the blending go better... if you can't use it, I suggest you use a brush with a faded edge so that it blends itself naturally, and just very carefully place the colors so they are where you want them to be to begin with, it should work just as good. I just like the smudge because that way I can apply the colors first without thinking too much. You're welcome. This one was a spur of the moment idea. I am coloring a picture and when i get to the hair I think, "I bet people would like to see what I do." so then I just saved it at various stages and then voila! Glad you like it.
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Silver-Strife-Angel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Student Digital Artist
^^ Well, your spur of the moment was perfect!! :D
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
:hug:
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scarlet-scavengers Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student Digital Artist
O.O wow...such a great tutorial (as are the other thousand you have uploaded, lol)

^^ really appreciate all that you are doing to help us and i plan on getting to look at the others later
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you. Glad to hear it. Yeah, if you are a bit confused about anything when you try it, let me know. ^__^
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scarlet-scavengers Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:hug: havent talked to you in a while, i have a question

^^; I was looking at the tutorial again and realized you said to see other tutorial on where to put the original colors...um, where is that tutorial. I looked through your stuff, but couldnt find it.
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manic-goose Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
I was originally going to put more info on that, but I do have a shading tutorial for hair and that is the one I was talking about. The shades and the colors more or less are the same. Here is the link, look at it the pictures, see if you can more or less figure out what I would probably write, and if you can't ask. I was going to include writing on it to help out with it making sense... but I haven't gotten to it yet, so it might be confusing.
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