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Painting Female Hairstyles in Photoshop
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Released Dec 1, 2012
Kurt Jones

Guest Tutor

Kurt Jones
In this tutorial, members will learn techniques for painting hairstyles in Photoshop. We'll begin by examining photographs of various female hairstyles and discuss some elements and problems to look for when painting hair. Following this we'll create a sketch of our hairstyle in addition to painting in a base tone to form a silhouette of the hair. From there we'll continue to build on our silhouette by layering on mid-tones and high lights.

Along the way we'll focus on various points such colors, shapes, contrast and the environment to name a few. Once we have established the foundation for our hair, we'll begin the process of refining and detailing the overall hairstyle. By the end of the tutorial, you'll have new skills and techniques you can use to paint hairstyles on your own projects.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:05
Examining hairstyles
2

Examining hairstyles

 
06:58
Sketching out our hairstyle
3

Sketching out our hairstyle

 
09:09
Mixing and painting a base tone
4

Mixing and painting a base tone

 
08:23
Blocking in mid-tones
5

Blocking in mid-tones

 
08:33
Blending our mid-tones with our base tone
6

Blending our mid-tones with our base tone

 
06:16
Blocking in some highlights
7

Blocking in some highlights

 
07:48
Adding in some additional colors
8

Adding in some additional colors

 
09:33
Refining and detailing
9

Refining and detailing

 
09:38
Continuing the refine and detail
10

Continuing the refine and detail

 
09:50
Layering in additional hair strands
11

Layering in additional hair strands

 
10:20
Final details
12

Final details

 
07:37
Final thoughts and recap
13

Final thoughts and recap

 
03:10