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Skin Tutorial by acidlullaby Skin Tutorial by acidlullaby
Skin is fascinating, this is not a skin tones tutorial but more of a skin optics kinda thing. Btw I never went to art school or whatever, so erm, this is not the absolute word on the topic, just a collection of thoughts.

For info about what brushes I use check out the Blending Tutorial:[link]

I'm using Photoshop CS2 and Wacom Intuos 2 for this.


Edit: apologies to those of you who are freaked out by the little skin balls, hahahahaha, sorry really
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Given 2011-03-26
Skin Tutorial by *acidlullaby has been suggested to me by at least three people over the past few months to receive a Daily Deviation feature. Here's what each suggester said about this wonderful tutorial:

=Darkmind-Pathfinder says, "It's not a new deviation, but IMO one of the best skin tutorials available. The deviant not only explains how to digitally paint realistic skin (incl. skin pores), she also added some extras, such as bruises, scars and veins, which make this tutorial really special."

~its-raining-fish says, "This tutorial is very simple, yet extremely helpful for an artist of any medium to get a grasp on human skin- I really think it deserves a DD!"

=grilledudder says, "I think this tutorial is very easy to understand and very helpful. This helped me so much and I even learned a lot of information that I didn't know before!"

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Aerite Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the tutorial! I've been wanting to try painting realistically for a while now. The extras are amazing!
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Bantirat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is very helpfull
thx
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Iriazz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
This is super helpful!! I have an art contest at my school and Im drawing a girl, I was having difficulties coloring her skin but with this it will be perfect!!!!!😀😀😀😆
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arkrilik2000 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is nothing but amazing and extremely detailed! Thanks!
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Chameleonist Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow... I just might use some of these techniques... Thank you!
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Majorfreedom Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial :D,
it's clear and helpful, thx ><
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Gryphinlover Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Only the last one freaked me out.. XD
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Hyenax Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it took me a while to realise that lightening a colour means you have to saturate it, since white is the absence of colour. thanks for uploading :)
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Chika-No-Shirube Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Amazing work, and very helpful.
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fschreder Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student General Artist
BEST skin tutorial I've ever seen!
Thanks a million!
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IrontwistFiM Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Student Filmographer
The skin balls were terrifying, but this tutorial was awesome!
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Abramelin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
This was probably the best explanation on how to paint skin that I've seen. Thank you!
:D
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:iconrhyzue:
Rhyzue Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice! how do you blend?
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hjordang Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very instructive!! Thx!!+fav +fav +fav +fav 
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7Guavas Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student General Artist
We're not worthy...We're not worthy...We're not worthy... :D Incredible! Dedication prooves better than Education sometimes! ;)
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thefidler Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
some people just have talent and don't need school to express it.  Thank you for this helpful piece.
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MaliciousMoanna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This really is an incredibly helpful tutorial. Thank you very much
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MrsNES Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
Oh my gosh, why are you so fabulous!
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jowcordeiro Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I simply don't get bored of seeing this tutorial. That's a really REALLY awesome tutorial. :ahoy:
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RenZeyu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Very helpful tutorial 
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Sushiabbot123 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
this is one of the best tutorials I have seen!! keep it up :)
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r3gulus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful!
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nondev Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014   General Artist
I noticed SSS so many times but had no idea how to call it or how it worked in detail. Thanks for sharing!
One thing baffles me, though. I'm color picking photos and illustrations and your skin balls too, but shadow areas still have higher saturation than light. 
I'm confused. Can you explain this to me? Thank you so much, again!
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abdoubouam Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, it will help me texturing my 3d models ;)
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wesai Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Helped me a lot, thanks!
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BrokenBrookieCookie Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this! It's the most helpful tutorial I've found!
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fuad-mddin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
this is awesome~
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MilaKNBAOT Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Great skin tutorial & Very helpful
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SkullWitch57 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the best tutorials I've found for skin.
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Rad-Puppeteer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful skin tutorial
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SydneyitsSydneyYo Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice...
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paledust Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
So cool
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist
haha this is great!
...i put my hand in front of a lightbulb just now, and OMG THE VEINS!!
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TritonBD Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Artist
That ball of flesh with scars creeps the hell out of me !
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didi27 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
now thats a tytorial you are awsome
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UntoldPromises Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So cool :D
Thanks!
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belle625 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
super cool!
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Good job here! I am a dummy! 
May I +fav  this?
This is just what I need.
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LiltingMoone Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful and very insightful with so little information! Amazing work! :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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LuciferYee0102 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
thanks
that;s very useful : >
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suelidia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So great! Your tutorial answered so many questions that I had! Thanks a lot!!!
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Zenith-AzuraTiger Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
I think that's an excellent tutorial. Skin definitely is a crazy thing to try and figure out. Thanks so much for all the tips.
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artupida Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
such a nice tutorialll... how about posting this tutorial in karoten.net so you can inspirate more artist with this amazing tutorial? you could help more artist there :)
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EverboundVenvel Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you for this!!!!
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