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Alex Ad Gladio


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Video Tutorials

Painting Hair for Poser Renders, Demo # 1

Finished hair demonstration

Posted: July 12, 2009

Skill level: Intermediate to Advanced

In this three-part video tutorial, made with Camtasia Studio screen capture and voice narration, I demonstrate my technique for painting medium-length wavy hair in a medium color. This is a demo with fairly advanced equipment, as I use Photshop CS3 and a Wacom Intuos 3 pressure-sensitive tablet.

You will need to understand the basics of Photoshop, and be able to provide your own rendered figure, using any 3-d package.

The above image shows the finished illustration made using the hair painted in the demo. (The demo doesn't cover the other postwork.)

They are on separate pages as their format is a bit wide for these.

Part 1 (appoximately 20 minutes) »

Part 2 (appoximately 42 minutes) »

Part 3 (appoximately 20 minutes) »

Do you want to use my brushes? I have replaced the "light hair" brush with a very similar sampled brush I made myself (to avoid copyright issues). Download my .abr brushes »

If you just need a .PNG (don't have Photoshop?) here's that one brush »

Here is a screen shot of the setting for Shape Dynamics I use on all the brushes. I have been told that "Other Dynamics" was also operating in the video but no, I don't usually use it! I didn't even notice, really. CS3 sometimes applies things I don't recall asking for... Also make sure Spacing is at 1% or as low as it will go.

Shape Dynamics setting