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Location: In a world of $#!t

Post Wed May 19, 2010 11:35 am   Reply with quote         

I started by trying to separate this girl from the original background.
This is what I ended up with.

Not too bad, but not great.

I created a brush to draw hair strands.
I wanted it to go from thick to thin and I wanted to use both foreground and background colors and jitter back and forth between the two to make the strands look like they had texture.

I grabbed the freehand pen tool

And quickly started drawing paths.

I went to the paths pallet and went to the "stroke path" selection.

And applied these settings.


Change the colors every now and then adding darks and highlights.
Do a few paths of one color combo, then do some with a different foreground and background color combo.
Continue until you get a look that you like.

Here is what the brush stroke looks like if I make it really big and exaggerate it to show you how it works.

I try to think, but nothing happens. rock!! Wherever you are.
I keep checking the obituaries to see if my name is there. If it's not, then I figure I'm ok.

Post Wed May 19, 2010 12:11 pm   Reply with quote         

oh cool .. Very Happy thanks rey


Location: Uncharted Seas

Post Wed May 19, 2010 12:19 pm   Reply with quote         

very nice, yet another reason to get a tablet.

Note to self: - Acquire tablet

Post Wed May 19, 2010 12:22 pm   Reply with quote         

VillageBicycle wrote:
very nice, yet another reason to get a tablet.

Note to self: - Acquire tablet

yeah i gotta get a bloody tablet..


Location: pfft..

Post Wed May 19, 2010 7:09 pm   Reply with quote         

yes, you both need to get a tablet......

Thanks for the tut Rey Smile

I learn from most of your tutorials.


Location: Silver Spring, MD

Post Wed May 19, 2010 9:49 pm   Reply with quote         

Great tut Rey! Thanks!

Are you Fearless?


Location: I am everywhere, and Nowhere, but mostly, I am right here!

Post Wed May 19, 2010 9:58 pm   Reply with quote         

nice, very good tute, are any of these getting put in the tutes section?

Post Thu Jul 08, 2010 1:58 pm   Reply with quote         

Thanks again ray! this is so helpfull!! You got anymore pen tablet tips or was that it? Wink this should really be added to the tutorials..



Location: Seattle, WA (US)

Post Thu Jul 08, 2010 2:20 pm   Reply with quote         

Very enlightening! Shocked
I'm embarrased to say that I have never used ANY of those functions of photoshop (since I never knew they existed). Thanks for sharing. I learn so much from this site Very Happy


Location: lancashire

Post Thu Jul 08, 2010 3:00 pm   Reply with quote         

this is great but it makes me want to run out and buy a tablet but all the shops are shut Sad will have to wait until i the shops are open oh and yeah talk my oter half into letting me spend £1500 on this baby

wow i never knew they existed but now i do i want two one for each hand Laughing Shocked Shocked Shocked

chopper with training wheels


Location: High Bridge, New Jersey

Post Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:13 pm   Reply with quote         

Another brilliant tutorial headed for the PSC trashbin. Sad

Chemists have solutions!

Location: I'm not so sure where am I......

Post Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:34 pm   Reply with quote         

Can I apply for apprentice Master Rey? With all my respect! Thanks for the tut!


Location: On the way to Utopia!

Post Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:56 am   Reply with quote         

Sweetttttt tut Rey², thanks Very Happy

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