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Subsurface Scattering Tutorial

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Watch the tutorial, download the .PSD, the Exercise, and HD Video HERE

Artist: Tim Von Rueden (vonn)

Looking for a more advanced look at painting materials? Check out our latest tutorial exploring Subsurface Scattering with translucent objects! We cover what SSS is, how objects are affecting by this, how lighting plays a part, and also explains why it will take your material works to the next level! 

You can also download the free Exercise to challenge your knowledge and showcase your understanding of Subsurface Scattering! 

Exercise 50 Practice Sheet: Subsurface Scattering by CGCookie 

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cshambackNew Deviant

the examples are beautiful! I'm definitely going to have to try this <3

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fauhwnnHobbyist Digital Artist
At first I thought these were pictures! Anyways, amazing tutorial!
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JTCreepyface8743Hobbyist Artist
This is a great reference! Also fantastic art!
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lbartsBTBPStudent Digital Artist
Wow,this turitoal looks so good.It's good that you Made turitoliar like this i think because it Can help lot of people.
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Chris000Student Traditional Artist
Lovely stuff. SSS can make the difference between a great picture and an outstanding one. 
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the-dank-oneHobbyist General Artist
this is dank
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Very nice tutorial <3 Thank you^^
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Really interesting!!!!
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ArtoveliHobbyist General Artist
What a good, good tutorial! Thank you.:D
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Would this be considered hyper-realistic?
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GlassesThoProfessional General Artist
this is more of a blend between painterly and realistic, but it is leaning toward the realistic side =)
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YikYikHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, very nice. :) I love the lemon. :D
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Daaaaang, get a loud of that hand.
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DrawWaveHobbyist Digital Artist
Man if i drew hands they would look like white spiders
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Sereida-ArtsStudent General Artist
Really interesting tutorial, thanks for sharing!
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Oddball-DragonflyStudent General Artist
This isn't real. It was never real. All you're doing is spamming the comments section. It says that you're new here so I understand why you're doing this, but please stop, none of the chain-comments have any effect besides annoying other users v_v
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Mei-artxStudent Artist
I'm really sorry. I didn't mean to annoy you, it was stupid of me.
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Oddball-DragonflyStudent General Artist
It's fine, you're new here. You learn things as you go along.
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Mei-artxStudent Artist
thanks for being so nice.
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Mei-artxStudent Artist
I was being annoying, I wasn't trying to, but I was.
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DekelsaStudent Digital Artist
Ive been wondering about how ppl do this for so long
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