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Skintone Tutorial part 2+3 by KristinaGehrmann Skintone Tutorial part 2+3 by KristinaGehrmann
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Here's the first part: [link]

This is the second and third part of a big skintone painting tutorial I did last year. (it just wasn't until now that I found the time to assemble everything and finish it) :)
Please note that this is just "my" way to learn/paint/observe, and I can't guarantee that it'll make things "click" for everybody; I'm not a teacher after all and still have SO much to learn!

By the way, I put this in the "Photoshop" category since I used Photoshop here (with a Wacom Intuos tablet), but ANY painting program (Gimp, Painter, SAI, Opencanvas) can be used; since this isn't a software-specific tutorial - it's just about painting skintones!

Have fun, and thank you for reading! :D
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cha0swing Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
thanks a lot! This is very helpful! :)
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changiz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool , Thanks for sharing this . . . . :)
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SilentAsTheSky Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Thanks for this it will be very helpful for my next piece of work me and a friend are swapping styles, she's done one of my pictures in hard cells and I'm doing it soft cells x3 so this is very helpful xP and I use photoshop so that's even better xD
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AASDHK Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a lot ^.^
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Yokomura Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
awesome! the first one too! :)
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fichstick100 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
wow
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SiCK-WaRP Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Student Artist
this is really great I just want to let you know that I appreceate people like you taking the time to make these ... SUPER PROPS!
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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SiCK-WaRP Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student Artist
your very welcome keep up the great work!
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JadineR Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Oh, this is really helpful! Thanks so much :D
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philippeL Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Superb tutorial... I just have a question about mixing colors with PS brushes: when I ventured into a project, it seems that I change always the blending modes of the brushes between lighten and darken, and the project takes forever. How do you set your brushes to make them mixed together?
Thanks :wave:
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I use the "Normal" mode for brushes almost always. To make mixes/overlays, I press the pen onto the tablet only very lightly. This results in lower opacity :)
(provided that you use a graphics tablet and have set your brushes' opacity and size to pen pressure in PS)
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philippeL Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the clue. I feel very newbie... I have a Bamboo graphic tablet, and I did not know that we could set those modes, really ;) I will give another try... Thx :rose:
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Check out this tutorial - It explains the whole brushes thing quite well:
[link]
... among many other things; it also explains how to make your own custom brushes :)
You're welcome!
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philippeL Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You`re very kind, thanks!
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Miarath Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010   General Artist
Awesome tutorial. :love:
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joruji-karudozo Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
very impressive, thanks for sharing ^^
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... thank you.
Thank you.
~Thank. You.~

I've found lately that I have no idea how to approach coloring skin. I thought I'd tried everything- doing the color-blob thing, constantly observing and trying to figure out every little tone from my favorite pictures, and the best I'd ever end up with was spray-tanned Barbie tones. This was extremely helpful in making me realize that realistic skin tones don't just depend on certain colors, but can be created a ton of different ways. It's a great tutorial. :]
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LyndseyWells Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   Traditional Artist
very logical.
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
ohh....great tut, thanks so much!!!
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Doncreegan26 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student Artist
Thanks so much been looking here and about for something very similar to this! +fav & +watch!
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SLuisi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
these are so helpful, i have such a hard time with skins ; w ;
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Seyreene Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Super, dass du so nahtlos weitermachst! Deine Art ist wirklich mal etwas anderes. Ich glaube, das kann sowohl Anfängern als auch Fortgeschrittenen wirklich helfen, auch als Anstoß im Hinterkopf.

Und gut, dass du jetzt ein lesbareres Farblayout gewählt hast! Vielleicht nicht ganz so schick, aber viel besser lesbar. :)
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ZuluSplitter Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
schöööönes tut, gefällt mir
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kaibacorp345 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is extremely helpful, especially because I have no sense of which colors to use with which BG....
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shirishart Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
just one word. WOWWWWW!
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HollyBell Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Thanks for the tut !
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