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.GIMP hair tutorial. by Catiris .GIMP hair tutorial. by Catiris
~dynamo5 was saying how she wanted to know how I drew hair with the GIMP. I've had a few questions...

Well, here you go, in all it's messy glory xD
I really don't think this is a hard process at all.
I hope it will encourage both old and new users to the GIMP.
It also shows a lot of tool usage for newbies, so don't fear!
Hopefully you will pick up some invaluable but simple GIMP handling.

OH I will edit one thing in, after a little while D,:

I know this program SO WELL P:

Dare I give credits?? 100% GIMP 2.4.

VIEW THE FINISHED PRODUCT [link]
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Pocchama11 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the tutorial, it has helped me out so much with my hair details. Here's the finished product, I'd appreciate it greatly if you could critique me on it [link]
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foreverXoXme Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist
THAT is SO COOL
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JessPeachee Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Student Digital Artist
how long does it normally take to make all those lines
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Catiris Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
It depends on how detailed you want it to be. 30 min says basic, an hour ok, a few hours getting there, many hours = dedicated realism. Haha there you have it
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JessPeachee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
haha...yeah i guess that sounds right
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Catiris Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
Haha really, depending on your patience and the program you use, it should take about 2-4 hours if you want a long hairstyle as a whole to be nice, clean, and complete. A short hairstyle need only take an hour or so. Happy arting!
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JessPeachee Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
thank you
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
cool
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Catiris Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
thanks
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Polizeihund Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Great tutorial!! THe best ive used out of alot! How do you get the paths to connect without stroking it then going over it again?
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Really? Aw! It looks so messy now that I look back it. But I guess that's kinda how I roll.
I actually just select from path and fill the exact shape without a stroke on it. Select from path shortcut = "shift + V"
But I don't think I really understand your question, what do you mean by "going over it again"?
Hope I can be of help ;)
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Polizeihund Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Ah, well what i mean is, assuming that you made all of those paths connect as you made the points, how do you make it so you dont have to stroke it so it connects...i hope that helps im very bad at explaining tihngs lol
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I think I understand what you mean, but I've never had that problem... when making a path, I always just press "b" to start the path tool, and then just click where I need the points.
I do it two ways - either just click in a row all the spots I want, then go back and pull the lines between the rough points to edit them and bend them to be smooth -
OR I put the points down and, each time I click to make a new point, I keep the button held down and pull so that the line will bend at least close to what I'd like. They don't always cooperate, so I have to go back and tighten them up, but otherwise it works fine.
If I select from path it should all close as a full shape and be filled with whatever color I drag into the selection.

I might not have understood that at all! x)
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Polizeihund Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Oh my gosh thank you souch that's exactly what I needed! Sorry aboutbmy horrible descriptive skills.
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Ahaha don't worry about it. I think in the tutorial there is a little image of path tools and how to twist them. Basically you can either click on the line and tug it, or tug the actual strings that control the line to be a little more specific.
Good luck!! C:
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Polizeihund Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Again thank you very much, your tutorial is very helpful!
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:iconcatiris:
Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
You are so welcome! Ask me if you have any more questions ;)
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Harmanluvsu4 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMFG i pray to u this is so damn useful thank u thank u thank u!!!
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Catiris Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
DDD: Please don't do that!! My talents are gifts from God x)

But you are very welcome :heart: I am glad it could be of use! Please don't hesitate to ask if you have any questions about the GIMP or digital painting that are not answered here~ C:
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Harmanluvsu4 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol k
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Catiris Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
:heart:~
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MsYunni Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's really help. Thank you very much :nod:
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Catiris Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
I'm glad you think so!! You are welcome, anytime~ :heart:
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kamicide Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Holy--
A tutorial for Gimp 2.4?!
Yay!
: )
Awesome tutorial. I'll use it when I'm coloring my stuffs!
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Catiris Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
It is indeed!
Hurrah!
I hope it is very helpful for you :heart:
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kamicide Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
Oh...
It will be~:heart:
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dynamo5 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Hobbyist
*O*!! this....helps....a bunch....thanks you!!! : DDDDDD
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Catiris Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
I'm so glad!!! I really hope it does help!
Feel free to ask any more questions you may have!
You are very welcome :heart:
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dynamo5 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist
yaaays! if i do get any, ill make sure to ask you ^^-

aaaah...i totally feel like i've been ignoring you....im so sorry!
x_X;; ill try to check my deviations more often! D:
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Catiris Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Please do!!

D: Nooo, don't worry about it, please! Everyone gets busy once and a while. I just love to hear from you when you have time C,:
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dynamo5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist
;______; thanks for your patience with me TTwTT i really will try!

and i will! :3
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mooing-duckerberry Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH, awesome! I've been using GIMP for only a month or two and it's the first digital program I've ever caught on to, so this is really great for me. Thanks so much!
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Catiris Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Fantastic!! I'm very gratified to think that I can be a help to you!
I'd love to see what you come up with ;D
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mooing-duckerberry Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, I don't think anythting's gonna come up too soon. Too much schoolwork to have ar
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Catiris Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Ahh, haha, life happens.
Well, you know, in the future, hopefully C:
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Gual-kun Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, master 8-)
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Catiris Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Haha, no problem young Jedi O:
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Mousling Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Ooh, I didn't know about the transparency lock. :o That is useful knowledge indeed. :P
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Catiris Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
EXTREMELY useful!
How could you go without it? D:
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Mousling Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
D: I knew it had to exist somewhere!!
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Catiris Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Ahaha! NOW YOU KNOW >D
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