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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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MaliciousMoanna Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This really is an incredibly helpful tutorial. Thank you very much
MrsNES Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  New member
Oh my gosh, why are you so fabulous!
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:
RenZeyu Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Very helpful tutorial 
Sushiabbot123 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
this is one of the best tutorials I have seen!! keep it up :)
r3gulus Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful!
nondev Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student 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!
abdoubouam Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks, it will help me texturing my 3d models ;)
wesai Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Helped me a lot, thanks!
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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