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Tiewolf's White Fur SAI Tutorial
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EDIT:  I have a NEW fur tutorial that is in VIDEO form; check it out here: tiewolf.deviantart.com/art/Tie…

I'm hoping that this will show up at a size that isn't overwhelming and a size that isn't too small - but yeah, tutorial on basically how I do fur and using the easiest color possible: white.

Feel free to ask questions if anything is confusing - I like to think this is a very easy way to do fur in SAI for how well (I think) it turns out in the end.

I added the colors I used at the bottom so you can try it out for yourself. :)
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TikiIrishy's avatar
TikiIrishy|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for this tutorial: it was really helpful!Heart 
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TheArtisticEevee2's avatar
i cant do the strands of add-on fur or do the multiply layer.. i'm a noob at this,can you help?
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TheArtisticEevee2's avatar
It just didnt work out. xd i can't seem to do the strands of fur,mind if you help?
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Kardiaa|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is brilliant!
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uuunicorno|Student General Artist
Omg thankyou! This is a great help for me. Keep being awesome!
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InsertCoolNameHere5|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I've been looking for a good fur tutorial for MONTHS but the ones i've found were just very confusing or not what im looking for, but this is simple and straight forward! :D But one question... what about face fur? That is a little more difficult for me XD Any tips?
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Scratchy-Sylva|Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's very helpful!! It also works with Medibang Paint, so perfect!
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Skylar-Lionheart|Hobbyist General Artist
amazing tutorial really helped alot. (Although I'm still having trouble with the face fur haha)
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ku-rock|Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow great tutorial! :D thanks man
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Llacrymosa|Student Filmographer
Thanks! great tut :)
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LordNibu|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I gave this a shot on a simple headshot and the results were awesome!

Thanks for this <3
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TieWolf|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work!
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LordNibu|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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SiraphineTTR|Hobbyist Digital Artist
In my free time I like to test out other artist's techniques. This took AGES but the results were awesome. I just did a test swatch of this technique, and didn't actually use it for a piece, so I haven't uploaded it, but it really does end up looking nice. 
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TieWolf|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad the process worked well for you! :D
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Malisho|Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I've tried so many different fur tutorials and they just didnt work for me. THIS TIME IT ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE FUR! <3
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TieWolf|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad this helped c:
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ChiChiSnicker|Student General Artist
This is one amazing tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to make this >.<)b I'm planning on using this for a wolf I'm doing for someone. This will help a lot and even though I don't have to, I'm going to credit you. I will credit you so hard that the world will explode. Most other fur tutorials are pretty hard to work with but yours is straight forward and easy. Just my opinion thought. Again, thank you for taking the time to make such a wonderful tutorial and this comment is so long, I am so sorry.
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TieWolf|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it could help!  :D
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MiyukiUchiha|Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, so this is the FIRST TIME in my life that I dare to colour fur.... let me tell you my man (or girl ._.) : this IS HARD!!! .___________. my gosh, so much patience.

Anyways... THANK YOU FOR THIS TUTORIAL, it is helping me a lot D': thank you. Keep spreading knowledge. I will be like a sponge chan chan chaaaaaaaaaaaan
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TieWolf|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best of luck, and try to be patient :)  If you need any troubleshooting, check the comments.
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LadySerpent|Professional Artist
Hello!  I'm still quite new to photoshop -- what does the multiply/clipping setting do for you?  Does it create a duplicate of your current layer in the same shape so you can play with it?  As it stands, I don't quite understand why you'd do a white layer, and then an identical grey layer on top.  Would love your advise!

Thanks;
-Lady S.
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TieWolf|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Multiply makes the colors darker if there is color beneath it, but also leaves the layer slightly transparent.

Layers that are in a clipping set make sure that even if you draw / color outside of the base layer, that it doesn't show it outside of the base layer.

Play around with them, that is the only way you will be able to understand how they function. :)
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LadySerpent|Professional Artist
Thank you so much -- that really helps, as I was having a lot of trouble finding answers to that specific question online.
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