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3 Photoshop Brushes for Painting Skin by pixelstains 3 Photoshop Brushes for Painting Skin by pixelstains

Today’s Photoshop brushes are for painting skin. They were requested by “Chloé”

For brush requests, ideas for future brush sets, or related questions you can email me at brushtip@pixelstains.net

The set contains three different brushes:

  • The first brush is for texturing the skin. You can use it to paint directly with color, or on a separate Overlay layer using grayscale.
  • The second brush is the most important for achieving the realistic skin look. Use it for painting highlights with the color of the main light source.
  • The third one is for painting freckles or adding variety to the skin.

Tips:

Use higher chroma colors at the edges of  shadows to illustrate a property of the light called sub surface scattering. Exaggerate the effect in case of a point light source and tone it down in case of diffused light.

Don’t add tone variation to dark shadows, just leave them one color.

For details use the default soft brush with noise added. You can also increase its spacing a bit.

Gather references before painting.

NOTE:
All my brushes are FREE to use both in commercial and personal art.
I do not request credit or back linking, but if you do I'll take it as a kind gesture.
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:iconsassydreamer95:
SassyDreamer95 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thank you so much for these brushes!! They look fantastic Hug 
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Afternoonnn Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you
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ClydesFries Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot my dude!
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brotherson34 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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Yunji239 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2018
thank u <3
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ArtisticLadyinRed Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018
These are just what I need so thank you very much!!
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Bamwine Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks
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imjanisbtw Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2018
it says the file doesn't exist :(
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brave66 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  Student Digital Artist
thanks

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:iconmonstermutt:
monstermutt Featured By Owner Edited Apr 27, 2018
Hello,

I'm new to using brushes to add texture in photoshop. Should I have a base color for the skin down and then use the first brush to add texture? I'm not sure if I am doing something wrong but the color keeps getting darker each time I pass over it when I do not have any base color set down. I have opacity at 100% which was the only thing I was able to think might cause that.


I think I figured it out. The brush was set to multiply mode.
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RileyRoit Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
Good reference piece
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dparks2010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
These look awesome. Can't wait to try them out.
Thanks for uploading!
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yana5124 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2018
how to download?
thanks for your work :)
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:icondparks2010:
dparks2010 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Look in the upper right corner of this page. The green arrow and the word [Download].
click that and you'll be prompted for the save location.
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billh38 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018
Great ! Thank you.
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ghettofabulousbri Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
Download Link doesn't work :(
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MAAYYAA Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Professional Interface Designer
thank you for sharing
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johnnyjoestar Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2018
Nice presets 
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Catilus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :) You're a star.
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babyyykyyy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thanks <333
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correcaminos74 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2018
thx for share it!!!! amazing brushes, i can't wait to practice
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Queen-Vegeta69 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks bunches. :hug:
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janosch1956 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
nice!
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mappy4649 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
thank you!
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Kiran01 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018
Thanks for sharing
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MichelleMalik Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you're so kind, thanks 
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WIZBA Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing the skin brushes  :)
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kinoshka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
10kiu
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RodCamp-OddbllBcklsh Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
no longer available u_U
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kalopsiavh Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017
do they work on PS CC 2018? ^_^
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:iconinkedpatty:
inkedpatty Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you!!!
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carolynbm Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017
Thank you so much!
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cdgthomas Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
Thank you. 
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Makuilli-Shochilt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you 
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Bexpix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive recently gotten into freehand drawing on photoshop and haven't found a brush so far that gives the effect I craved for.. until now! 

Thanks so much for these it's very appreciated I know I am 2 years late but these are a godsend! thanks for the freebie, great brushes x
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katreeona Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thankyou, i needed them!
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lsfg Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks for sharing!
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Otakudx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet ty Hug 
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mellomelsko Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017
wow, thank you!!!
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MadWlad Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice :D
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Returning-Blue Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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saravanansk19 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2017
how to download
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:iconsuikiii:
Suikiii Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Thank you !!!
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minirassby Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the brushes! 
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:iconchristiandmedina:
christiandmedina Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the brushes, they look awesome. I will try them as soon as i can.
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:iconjerek-uk:
jerek-uk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many many thanks! Brilliant brushes!
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lnpbr Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
superb
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UtopiaGlam Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017   Digital Artist
Whoaw ! They look fantastic !
Gonna try them as soon as I get my tablet back Love 
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:iconbaredog:
Baredog Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Thank you mystery person for the skin brush set.

All the best to you, Barry:pencil:
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