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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:35 am    Post subject: Step By Step BASIC Hair Reply with quote

This tutorial is a VERY BASIC way to make hair. It is aimed at NEW DEV'S who have VERY LITTLE Photoshop experience. It shows where to find most commands needed as well as telling you how to use them. This tut came about because many new dev's were asking "How do you..." and "where is...?" I hope you find it usefull.




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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Simple and explanatory.
I must add, though, in ps7 you can't select multiple layers at the same time. You either have to merge down/ctrl+e or hide the layers you don't want merged and select merge visible.
I'm also not sure why you're merging the layers in the first place XD

I'm also seeing a typo, 'changes' at the very bottom... ;3

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm using PhotoShop CS4 so I'm not sure how many differences there are anymore between the different versions ... it's been a while. (I still have CS3 at home) As for things like setting the first two layers up with multiply and merging I just wanted to show some basic features that beginners may not know where they are or how they work. The last duplicate and merge in the tut is to keep a "safety layer" of the work before going totally nuts playing and then wishing they had the "Good one" back. ( I did suggest being creative and playing after you get to the end.) I tend to have a lot of redundant layers in my work. But when you chop some of those up and change the layer types you get all kinds of amazing effects.

(And I'll have to go back and fix the typo... thanx.)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the different versions are all pretty much the same, but the not being able to select multiple layers in ps7 thing sucks, but it's got the group one layer to another thing that was removed after CS that's awesome and almost makes up for it.
I thought you'd want to mention you can't select multiple layers in some versions. Typically I just put the layers into a set/group if I want to keep them safe and if I want to edit them later I duplicate the set/group and work with that so the original is safe. Though I'm not sure which versions have sets/groups, I know elements doesn't.
I'm definitely a have tons of layers person, I only ever merge layers if I had to duplicate a layer to flip it. The last skin I did had 500+ layers and a PVC bodysuit I did had 150+ XD
I'm planning on going back through my hair tut and numbering things, I think I'll also have certain keywords link to image examples, like the motion blur settings and such, I always forget how hard some of the basic things are to find at first.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was asked about a week ago to make a copper brunnette tutorial and I started playing with the idea of a hair tut then. I kept thinking "you can change the colors anytime so I guess I just need a very basic tut." Then I had someone ask me how to blend the colors in the layers and where the settings were. so I modified my original idea to cover both. Then I saw your tut and thought "dang that's some timing" lol. I was thinking " If Alelujah sees this I'm gonna be reading "NO MORE NOISE TUTS!!!!" lol.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol, I think hair from noise is the most overused idea and tutorial there is. But yours is different than most because yours actually shows what's what and where. And it goes into a bit more depth than some I've seen. I like it ;3
My tutorial was completely spontaneous after seeing another new noise tut, and after browsing the tuts and not finding any non-noise tuts.

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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting this!

Just to ask; are you thinking of also making a sub-tutorial for this post for making difficult hair textures such as blonde and black? As they're a little more refined with more shine. I know that this can be achieved by playing about with the hue and saturation - but going from light to dark, degrades the texture and takes away the quality. So I think they may have to be created separately or something. :3
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I have time available I'll try to make a few more hair tutorials with different techniques, styles and colors. I just need to free some time and get inspired lol.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great tutorial i wonder how you can blend in two colors. I need help with that.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm... to blend two colors...

One way would be to make two colors at the very beginning when I said "You can use any color you want." Just play with different ways of adding the color there and see what you get. It can be half and half vertically or horizontally or stripes maybe just the edge to make tips. More than two colors... you could make spots of colors stripes of colors ... whatever you feel like.

Another way is to make it one color and then add new top layers in the end of a color and setting the layer type to a new setting (ie: multiply, screen, overlay... etc.) see what colors you can come up with then. You might want to blur that or smudge edges... really it's up to you to play with it and see what results you can get and how you like it.

You could also take several completed hair textures and put them in one picture then erase out parts to let the different layers show through with their different colors. Then use different types of blur to soften the color change if you want ... like motion blur again but small. Or set the layers at different opacities or layer styles.

These are just a few things I thought of off the top of my head...

So really the possibilities are just limited by your imagination.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One slightly more advanced technique would be two toned hair. Here is a quick tip on how to do it!



or you could go half and half!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes I play with 'Render fibers' and then a bit of a motion blur (not too much though to keep the 'strands').

Then add my roots and my highlights on top.

I play a lot with the layer types and opacity to get a suitable highlight.

I never merge unless truly necessary, but I will take a complete or test image and 'duplicate' that into my current working file if I liked the effect, but didn't want to destroy my layers.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I yet still have to figure out how to do two-toned hairstyles. The ones that I do don't come out how I want them to.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vuse wrote:
I yet still have to figure out how to do two-toned hairstyles. The ones that I do don't come out how I want them to.


What style do you want to create in two tone?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed that you can also do tone-toned hair would it be possible if you could share a tut with me as im trying to learn new things and i have asked this question but no1 cud help me, any advice wud be greatly appreciated thank you so much Smile
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