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Blending Tutorial

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A lot of people asked me about how to blend from my last tutorial, so here's a guide to blending I made that might help clear some things up:)
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JoopdeWolfHobbyist General Artist

I would like to say this helped me SO much understanding how to blend better, and it actually helped me get out of a struggle with myself figuring out why I couldn't improve.
You deserve a favourite for this. :hug:
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EcstaticMindHobbyist General Artist
Clear and instructive. Thanks.
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For-The-DarkspearHobbyist General Artist
I realize this is ancient for you, but you're a hero. I've been sitting here cursing up a storm because I can't figure out how the amazing people pull off blending like this. This is such a perfect and simple breakdown. Thank you.
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blackcatneversleepStudent Digital Artist
Thank you soooo much!
This is perfect for me as a beginner!
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lillywintersIVHobbyist Writer
Thank you very, very much for this. The one area I have been struggling with has been blending. This tutorial has answered many of my questions. To go into such detail (opacity and flow settings, tones, colors) was extremely helpful. 
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thanks so much
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AeriteHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! :D
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azreen-mahmoodStudent General Artist
This was really helpful!
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kaira2015Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! This tutorial has been very helpful for me, this is REAL painting! :) 

Every now and then, I use this method of blending along with the smudge tool for a smoother look. When used properly you can get amazing results. It's a lot better to do this than using  dodge/burn tool or lowering opacity so low that you can barely see any color. :B 
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Very helpful tutorial, thank youHug 
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Me and my damn airbrush were wondering why our shading looked like crap! Thankyuu :-*
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rahul808Hobbyist General Artist
very helpful, thank you for sharing :)
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KosmoKOYOTEHobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly what i needed!Thank you so much!:D (Big Grin) 
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ssgh0stStudent General Artist
i tried this out today for the first time, and it is SO AWESOME. i've been struggling with different methods of blending and this is going to help so much. thank you for posting it :)
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Stay-Crunchy Digital Artist
Very interesting !! Thanks ! :D (Big Grin) 
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LucidKitsune Traditional Artist
YES. I am going to go blend like a boss now. Thanks for this! :)
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anicraze009Student Traditional Artist
thank you so much for this tutorial! helped a LOT ^_^
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TARLACHRed15Hobbyist General Artist
By any chance, would you happen to know what the Paint Tool Sai equivalent to the Flow option is?

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natasha2808Student Digital Artist
I think it is called the water tool but I'm not sure. I've heard that helps you blend though and many people find it to be helpful to use SAI because it is not available in PS.
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TARLACHRed15Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh, I meant in the brush options.

I'm trying to replicate the rough blending technique in SAI, because I can't afford the latest Photoshop right now and I only have a version from 2009. It's awful.
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natasha2808Student Digital Artist
ohhh ok. I don't know much then:(
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Makes me wish I had a tablet :c
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