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 Post subject: Skin tutorial for PS and SAI (you must have both software)
PostPosted: November 2nd, 2016, 6:23 am 
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This is for the skin makers that are using Photoshop and SAI (We are going to use both Software in this Tutorial)

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We'll going to make it look like this as much as possible (this is my mumei skin check it out here)
but without the handles and gloves.
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First Set (Photoshop)

    Step1: Make your work easier
      1.)Open the downloaded PSD UV Maps.
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      2.)Add a new layer and name it "Background".
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      3.)Fill the "Background" layer with the color of your choice I chose black. This will make the UV map more visible.
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      4.)Go to "Paths" add a new path layer like the one indicated below.
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      5.)Now using the Pen tool trace the edge of the UV map.
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      6.)Click "Path 1" and hide the "Background layer".
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    Step2: Color your Skin and Hair
      1.)Install the downloaded Skin tone swatches then pick the skin tone of your choice in the Swatches tab.
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      2.)Add a new layer and name it "Skintone".
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      3.)Now go to "Paths" right click the Path of your UV map or "Path 1". Right click on the Path layer, press "Make Selection" and press OK.
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      4.)Then go to "Layers" select your "Skintone" layer. Press "G" or Fill and fill the Head, neck, ears,
      and hands with the skin tone that you choose.
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      5.)Now for the hair. Again go to "Paths" and add a new Path layer and trace your hair with a Pen Tool.
        (PS. you can hide the "Skintone" layer and unhide the Skin template so that you can trace the hair properly)
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      6.)Again right click the path layer or "Path 2", Press "Make Selection" and press OK.
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      7.)Go to "Layers" and a New Layer, make it above the "Skintone" layer and name it what ever you want.
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      8.)Press G or Fill and fill the hair with the color of your choice.
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    Step 3: Put your Shades/Shadows
      1.)Add a new a Layer and name it "Shade 1". Make sure it's above the "Skintone" layer and below the "Hair" layer.
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      2.)Just repeat Step 2.3.
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      3.)Pick a shade in the Swatches tab and add a Shade with a darker color. (this shade is just for the head)
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      4.)Add a new Layer and name it "Shade 2".
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      5.)Now add another shade a bit darker than the "Skintone" but a bit lighter than the "Shade 1". (If that makes any sense).
        Ears
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        Head
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        Neck and Hands
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      6.)Finally let's save it as a PSD file cause we're going to switch to SAI.
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Second Set (SAI)

First Open your SAI.exe and lets open the PSD file because we're going to do some lineworks and blending here.(Don't mind the name :D )
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    Step1: Blend "Shade 1"
      1.)Press B or Blur tool and if you have different brush preset then copy the brush preset below.
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      2.)Select "Shade 1" layer and start blending it using Blur tool. (you can change the size of the brush depends on your taste of blending)
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    Step2: Make lineworks
      1.)Show the "Default skin template" layer and hide all the other layers.
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      2.)Add a new Linework layer above all the other layers and start tracing lines.
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        Cool tips: You can use the pressure pen by pressing "P" for a smooth pointed ends.
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      Overview of the Linework.
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    Step3: Blend Shade 2
      1.)Let's now hide the "Default Skin Template" layer and unhide/show all the other layers except the.
        UV map layer and the "Background" layer.
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      2.)Select the "Skintone" layer. Press M or Magic wand tool and this time select the head, ears, neck and hands.
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      3.)Press L or "Selections" tool.
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      4.)Select "Shade 2" layer and start blending.
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        You can make the brush bigger or smaller depends on the part that you are shading.
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    Step4: Save it
      1.) After you've done all of that save it as PSD file.
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      2.)Open your Photoshop again for the last time and open the Saved PSD file from SAI. Press "Ctrl+Shift+Alt+S" and save it as .png
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This is the final product. Actually add some touches here.
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And there you have it I hope you all understand my tutorial and if this tutorial helps. Please press that Thank button below

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 Post subject: Re: Skin tutorial for PS and SAI (you must have both softwar
PostPosted: November 3rd, 2016, 6:36 am 
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Euwe-tenpai where to download SAI?

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 Post subject: Re: Skin tutorial for PS and SAI (you must have both softwar
PostPosted: November 3rd, 2016, 3:29 pm 
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PoleDark wrote:
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