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Digital Horse Tutorial

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By Yaveth   |   
Published: August 6, 2013
© 2013 - 2020 Yaveth
In this tutorial you can see one of many ways of creating a digital horse.
You will decide if it's useful or not.
Also if you would like to ask about something - feel free.
What's more I can create another tutorial on your request.


Information and References:

- Based on random photos from all over the internet,
- Tablet Intuos 5 M Touch,
- Photoshop CS6 Extended,
- 1000x10000pxl,
- hours: I have no idea!
- Brushes: only basic from Photoshop.


Here is link for a Polish version: Polski Tutorial

Finished work:

Image size
1000x10000px 2.59 MB
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Kaosah's avatar
Thank you so much for posting this!!

I'm just trying to color digitally and this is a huge help with the shading and shadows and light sources!
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NiuroTheArcherHobbyist Digital Artist
This is a wonderful tutorial! I just have a couple quick questions if you happen to see this!
How did you get the detail from step 8 to look like step 9 😂 
And when you said 75% to 85% grey, did you mean opacity %?
And when adding a new layer for the mane and tail, did it go under or over the previous layer? I'm still new to digital work and layers so its still kinda confusing to me lol
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Quin-ArtsStudent General Artist
make sure you have a ton of patients and sanity

ive failed
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LilaShadow Filmographer
Good tutorial. Nod :D (Big Grin) =P (Razz) 
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terderrerHobbyist Artist
im loving this! , it will be useful for me when drawing monsters and stuff !
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GlowtheFaeHobbyist Digital Artist
This gorgeous and super helpful! Thank you so much! ohitotallyatethelastcookie 
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Inverse-NarniaHobbyist Digital Artist
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littlebridgeHobbyist Digital Artist
Really good tutorial! Helps a lot! :)
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Oh, this helped me a LOT! O,O Thank you :3
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Awesome tutorial! gonna try this out soon! thank you! ^^
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burningrage8-13Hobbyist General Artist
Could I use a sketch that I drew by hand and scanned?
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UnicornCatHobbyist General Artist
F** awesome.
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ArticWolfSpirit Traditional Artist
fantastic and detailed. i think this is a bit hard for me. lol. im not too good at horses with colored pencils and detail
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PaddlySwagglyArtHobbyist General Artist
What dynamics do you use for the clean line?
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TheVoerangerHobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is amazing! Altough I still struggle with the coat. How do you make it so awesome?? Mostly the lighting and such, I just don't know how to get it even remotely like that! :(
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Lorax3Hobbyist Digital Artist
How do you use brushes ? Give me link download ?
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gallopingxartHobbyist General Artist
this is so great! I am a dummy!  Used here for help.
fav.me/d7x60a1 Meow :3 
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nadiinemahmoudStudent Traditional Artist
wow! Thank you so much for that great tutorial! i will surely try it
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HHorseLover96Hobbyist General Artist
this horse looks like a horse on stallion race.com horse game for one of the horse cards. :3 
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CreativeChaosStudiosHobbyist Digital Artist
I actually have this coat on one of my horses on Howrse XD it's beautiful :3
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StrawlessHobbyist General Artist
Awesome tutorial! thanks!
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DarkriseDivineHobbyist General Artist
This is really good, and useful. All your work is so good.
Its a pity that even something as good and detailed as this wont make my howrse coats any better lol
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keichamaHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work, thank you so much!! I deffinetly try out this method!!:nod:
My sense of Daily Deviation material is quite good :lol:... before I scrolled down, it was in my head, this is worth one!
I deeply impressed by your gallery!!:iconclapplz:
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koevchHobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely jawdropping, and very very helpful!!
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