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Hair Tutorial - Part 2

My tutorial on how I painted Realistic Hair in my Christina Ricci portrait that I hope you will find useful.

Speed painting video on YouTube here:
Final Painting:
Christina Ricci Painting by Packwood

:happybounce:  I'd like to also shout out to Anspire and her Youtube channel in appreciation for using this tutorial :)

My other Tutorials:
Hair Tutorial - Introduction by Packwood Skin Tutorial - V1 by Packwood Nose Tutorial - V1 by Packwood Eyes Tutorial - V1 by Packwood
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Anspire's avatar
Hello! Thanks for creating such a good tutorial! I am an aspiring artist and YouTuber and your tutorial was featured in one of my videos:

If you like it and are a pay-it-forward type of person, I would appreciate a little help getting the word about my channel out. Anyway, keep up the great work! I love deviantART!
Packwood's avatar
Hey that's great! Glad to hear my tutorials are useful and I appreciate the feedback. Hug  Subscribed to your channel, and wish you luck on building that up :)
Anspire's avatar
Thanks very much! I really appreciate it! :hug: I am not sure if I have found my niche yet but for now I do what I enjoy ^.^
GlowingRadiance's avatar
I'm like wow, your works are detailed, your tutorials are detailed. Blown away~ :D
OceanPirate's avatar
do you think you can do one for blonde hair as well?
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Meiverin's avatar
I don't believe you :( it's a photo, you've tricked us... somehow...
runningfreely's avatar
Awesome tutorial :D I was just wondering...which brush did you use for the hair? 
Packwood's avatar
Thanks, just the standard brush (first in the list). A little more explained in my skin tutorial...
LeftClot's avatar
Really nice painting and tutorial! But can i ask if you used 100% opacity for your brushes the whole way?
Packwood's avatar
Hi, thanks. No, I alter the opacity by the pressure of the tablet pen. The Wacom Intuos5 has 2048 levels of pen pressure. Basically, in Photoshop, I set the opacity of the brush to Pen Pressure. I explain it a bit more in one of my other tutorials here:

LeftClot's avatar
ah.. I get it now!
Packwood's avatar
Sorry, just to clarify, with opacity set to pen pressure, if I draw lightly with the pen, the 'paint' in Photoshop is almost 0% opacity and as i press harder, it will go up to 100%... with practice, it becomes very natural. Unlike a mouse which has either on or off, you have to set the opacity manually and becomes quite a cumbersome way to paint.
LeftClot's avatar
Yup, thanks man. This really helps a lot :D
aberrantbehavior's avatar
Thank you for the fantastic tutorial! I used it to make [link]
SteamBerry's avatar
I love all your tutorials and your style of drawing ^.^
Thanks so much :D
FireYuuki's avatar
Thanks for this!
NekoJo's avatar
thanks, i have been struggling to make my hair look more realistic rather than just big dull strands. You explain the process of painting hair very nicely :)
Parastorm's avatar
Very helpful tutorial. I've been looking for a good way to paint hair. Thanks for sharing :)
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