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Realistic FUR. 28 Brushes for Photoshop. Updated!


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!!! Dear Colleagues,
The Product was updated on May 25, 2020: 8 new brushes added, the old brushes were edited and improved. If you already purchased "Realistic FUR for Photoshop", please download the new version. Thanks!

Realistic FUR: 28 brushes for Adobe Photoshop for painting realistic fur

Also works with Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Fresco

 Realistic FUR is 28 excellent Photoshop brushes I use for creating a perfect fur when painting 
animals, furries, original characters with fur and other wooly and fluffy creatures and objects.

 👉 20 brushes remastered from the first 'FUR' brush sets + 8 new brushes

The Brushes Stroke Table:

FUR realistic brushes for Photoshop test by EldarZakirov

The brushes depicting fur from the side view (brushes # 2, 3 and 8)
have two options for each one, for the left and right hair growth direction.
Therefore, there are actually three more brushes in the set — 31.

I've worked to learn how to draw realistic fur quite a lot of time. And I can be proud that I'm reached this goal (and keeping moving on). 
To simplify the work process, I created a series of brushes for myself, and here I'd like to share it with you. 
My brushes allow you to create high-quality realistic fur styles and countless combinations
So I'm sure, you'll appreciate the assistance that they will give you during your work! 

See the short demo VIDEO of HOW they work >>>


• Minimal versions where the brushes were tested: CS, but in fact, ABR format file is compatible with earlier Photoshop versions too.

All brushes were created, tested and improved over long and multiple work processes


 • You will receive:

  1. 28+ FUR brushes saved in the "Realistic FUR 2015-2020 Brush Set by Eldar Zakirov. Rel.3.0.abr" file;
  2.  How to install and Some useful tips.pdf — the PDF file containing some tips regarding usage and installation. You can see them below. Just to have them on hand;
  3.  Realistic-FUR-4-PS-Brush-List.jpg. The brush list image you see above (some time it's just convenient to have it).


 Copyright and License:

  • This product can be used in an unlimited number of personal and commercial works.
  • Cannot be resold, shared, or provided to the third persons entirely and partially.
  • The price of $10 is for a SINGLE USER only. 
    For a Studio and a Group of Users please purchase an Extended Commercial/Collective/Studio License (Regular price $38) — see the marketplaces below.


Licences and Pricing:

  • 👉 Personal Standard License for Single user. Personal License for personal and commercial use by One (single) user. $10

  • 👉 Extended Commercial License for Studios, Working groups or a Group of users
    For Studios, Working groups, or a group of users, as well as for use on an unlimited number
    of commercial projects with no limits on sales or views. $38


How to purchase:

👆 The Premium Content Icon 👆 (for 910 DA Points for the Single-user License) 👆

  • @ GumRoad ($ 10 / $ 38) via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal

  • @ Creative Market ($ 10 / $ 38) via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal

  • @ Cubebrush ($ 10 / $ 38) via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal     

  • @ ArtStation ($ 10 / $ 38) via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, PayPal       

  • @ PayLoadz ($ 10 for the Single-user License) via PayPal

  • @ Etsy ($ 10 for the Single-user License + VAT may be applied) via PayPal

 • Some useful tips and notes:

• How I'd advise painting furry volumes. As you know, there's a number of basic shading technics 
in painting and drawing, and I like this one as the most appropriate for me — I find it one of the most 
rational by painting the fur — to start coloring with a neutral, halftone local color, then shade it 
according to the volume and lighting. Usually this underpainting should be darker than fur, as it would be
in the shadow. So then add layers above to add the fur. All the brushes have a minor color and lightness 
jitter to make the fur more realistic.

 • So, try at first to place basic shading with a simple brush you prefer to paint usually, hard or soft, 
and then put the fur strands above, according to the form and lighting. 

• After it's may be needed to make some areas deeper (darker) — for example, shaded areas deeply 
among strands near their roots — or set some light and highlight accents in the lights.

 • You can experiment also with layer' and brush blending modes, such as Soft LightScreenMultiply, etc.

 • As in painting or drawing at all, I'd recommend proceeding from common, main shapes to partial ones 
and details: firstly, specify the main big volume, lights and darks, then put non-detailed fur strands using 
matching brushes, and then make the detailing with detailed fur brushes. 

• In the end, I'd add some the sharpest strands or hairs, maybe blur or darken some of the underlying strands, 
light up some of most visible, highlighted. Try to make some of them softer of sharper, darker or lighter
in the finish or work, kind of post-processing. Add some highlights, specular. The separated hair can be drawn 
by regular textured thin brushes. 

• The brushes # 2, 3 and 8 have two options for each one, for left and right hair growth direction.


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Asystolie-Ox's avatar

Do they work with PS 2021?

EldarZakirov's avatar

Hi! Answering your question, yes — these brushes are compatible with Photoshop 2021. But sometimes there may be the issues with import.

Today I spent a long session with Adobe support, everything worked out, but there is such a moment if there's a problem with importing the brushes (abr and tpl files):

"if the user is installing the Photoshop 2021 (v.22.0.1) application for the first time then they may get the brushes imported. But if they have the application installed already then they may need to reset the preferences of the application and then import the brushes".

Asystolie-Ox's avatar

Thanks so much for the quick response <3

im not quite sure where to reset the preferences though xD in the brush menu?

thanks alot for your help <3

EldarZakirov's avatar

Here it's about reset all the settings and preferences in Photoshop. We did something like described here:

But it makes sense to do only if the ABR and TPL files you'd like to install suddenly aren't accepted by Photoshop. ;)

EldarZakirov's avatar

I faced up with some issues, nowadays working on this.

Hey, I just bought the pack. Can you tell me how you rotate the brush? Is that set up on your pen tool or? For me it is just going in one direction, also when trying to angle the pen like you do in the video. I have looked online and I can't find anything to help me do the same thing you did in the video. I appreciate your help and your brushes! :D

EldarZakirov's avatar

Hello, Vanulle!

Thank you for the purchase!

Regarding your question, please check if the following Brush settings are still set (Shape Dynamics: Angle Jitter Control — Direction). May be by some reason they're inactive? I've just made this rotating strokes by using only a mouse, so it couldn't be up to the tablet...

 03-11-2020 010218

Hi Eldar, I bought this set in 2015 or so, please can you tell me if I can download an update and how? Many thanks.

EldarZakirov's avatar

Hi! Sorry for the late response! Do you still have any confirmation, email, or receipt from that purchase? Perhaps you remember which resource the purchase was made on, email address, and so on? Thank you!

EldarZakirov's avatar

Hi there! Please check your email, I've just sent the link ;)

Hi Eldar,

Thank you so very much. I just got the download link. I absolutely love your brushes.

EldarZakirov's avatar

Thank you! Glad to hear! ;)

Good Morning :-D

The purchase was made on

We have moved countries and changed email addresses in the mean time so this is all I can remember. I tried attaching a screen shot of the brushes in my photoshop directory on my pc but can not seem to do so. I hope this helps.

Mimikyu-SeeeeeeMeee's avatar

I paid for these in 2017 but for some reason DA reads that I haven't paid at all so I can get the set updated. Any help behind this?

EldarZakirov's avatar

Hi there, just sent you a note.

Hey Eldar, i have pay the Sub Tool Version. Is this not for Photoshop?

My English is no good

EldarZakirov's avatar

Hello, Just answered to your email ;)

Habe Ihnen auf E-Mail geantwortet.

Dani-Owergoor's avatar

Thank you! I purchased through Payloadz , love them! Still practicing ... but I used here:

It Comes with the Night
EldarZakirov's avatar

Thank you! Love the special magical mood that you have conveyed here!

Dani-Owergoor's avatar

Truly honored by your words.

Inspirelirium's avatar
hi. I purchased your brushes and used them here:
Merry Purrmas  by Inspirelirium


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