I originally wanted to make a video of this but never did so thought I could make it a tutorial like this. Something I've been asked about earlier and thought I'd share it I always enjoy doing this part in my pictures!
Not much to say about it though here, but let me know if you have any questions or if anything's unclear. Wrote the texts pretty quickly so it might have some derps but hopefully not haha!
It works at least in photoshop, but it should work in any other programs that have a Gaussian Blur... thing or something similar at least.
Been promising to do this for a while, and finally managed to do it (and replace my horrible old fur tutorial which might be still floating around the web somewhere). I used my previous painting on this as an example, thought about doing it this way with a painting example and step-by-step next to each other.
Sorry if there's any typos or if it's unclear in any way, let me know if it's difficult to read and will try to fix it. I'm not sure if it's a tutorial or walkthrough like I mention in the tutorial, but I hope you like it nevertheless. The flat colours in the first step are based on a sketch that can be seen here: [link] but I didn't show it in the tutorial.
Programs and brushes used were Photoshop CS3 and this basic brush and the one below it with Minimum Diameter (in Shape Dynamics) set to 0% (it also shows how to use the smudge scattering thing I mentioned): [link]
thanks for reading!
To see the full thing properly you might want to download it. I put this in the Photoshop tutorial category, but like I said this can be used in most digital programs I believe. And even traditional in a way
also forgive meee for the poop layout, I'm not a graphic designer at all hahahah ;;
Edit: On step 3 it's meant to say "you can ALSO use a few of them, not only". Will fix it soon. Edit2: Fixed that and some other things and added some small clarifications!
Also about black fur: In black fur I'd focus more on the light areas and if the subject has really dark fur you might not want to draw much in the darkest area. Example here from my own pictures and how I'd do it: [link] (even if it's an older pic) the base colour was a really dark black and then I mainly focused on different light layers and used the dark brush strokes to blend the areas together in some places.
And another tip; I recommend using this tutorial mainly as a guideline to adjust to your own needs and the length of the fur. You don't always have to draw the fur in every area of the body and especially not as those "v-shaped" outlines. Think of it as just drawing the darker areas in the fur closest to the body ("shadowed" areas). A good visible example here! [link][link](1024x768).jpg
For example, especially in this dog's face and other areas with shorter fur I didn't draw those dark details everywhere but rather shaped the face with some and just painted broader strokes.
I'm so sorry for my Engurishuuu really omg I'm definitely not good at explaining things but still I hope it helps somehow.... - Feel free to ask questions! I'll do my best in answering what I know. - It's not a tutorial suited for beginners with SAI, but if you still want to try, I suggest to search first a tutorial that explains the SAI TOOLS well such as : - I'm just showing the way I draw stars in SAI, there sure are more ways, and you're not obligated to follow it strictly! *U* - I'd appreciate linking back something you drew using this tutorial, but it's not obligatory.
I'm sorry for that ugly star appearing there and there, I had to draw it. I HAD TO.
Please check out the new and improved Cloud Tutorial version 2!
Hey guys I hope you like the tutorial. This is my first flash tutorial so bear with me please! I will be making a more detailed version as soon as I can.
Please leave feedback and also pictures you made using this tutorial! I would like to see what you make!!!
The clouds in this tutorial were actually made with a custom brush in CSP (clip studio paint pro). However the steps I've showed will work in any program that has a smudge or blur tool and the option to make custom brushes. If you would like to download CSP but have trouble, please note or comment and I would be glad to help you out!!
How can I smudge in SAI? "I'm a complete novice to custom brushes. As a user of SAI, however, a similar method to smudging which I have trialed is to reduce the opacity of the eraser (I experimented with 77%, which seems to be perfect for me ). You will have to create a new layer to show the light source c:" - Pokemoke
If there's anything in particular you want to know you'll just have to ask me specifically about it heh;;
edit: People have asked about the overlay step. Overlay brightens and darkens the colours as well as make the piece knit together more fluently??? its hard to explain. it sorta gives an overall atmosphere to the piece to make it look like everything belongs together =~=;; //shotdown
for sketching and lining i like to use the first marker tool presented in step 7!
--- i wish i could have gone to anime north or a con this year weh i want to cosplay snk =^=