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A Fur Tutorial: Part 2 by CoyoteMange A Fur Tutorial: Part 2 by CoyoteMange

The Brushes
:bulletblue: Hard Round 25 Fading
Take your normal hard brush, make it 25px large. Now go to the Brushes menu and click "Other Dynamics", and set the Flow jitter to Pen Pressure in the drop down menu.
:bulletblue: Hard Round 5 pixels
This is your basic, default hard brush when you load up Photoshop with the regular brushes it should be right at the top... no need to change it!
:bulletblue: Airbrush Detail
Load up default Photoshop brushes and scroll down til you see the soft brushes--- pick one that is at least 60px large. Open the Brushes menu and click "Shape Dynamics" and set it to Pen Pressure, then click "Other Dynamics" and have the Opacity and Flow jitters set to Pen Pressure as well.
:bulletblue: My Fur Brush Pack
Can be found here - go to the resources + downloads gallery
To save brushes, click the "Create New Brush" icon in the Brushes menu (looks like a piece of paper, next to the little garbage can)

:bulletblue: If you have questions, comment here. Please do not note me... I won't be replying to questions individually, I will address them in a 3rd part to this tutorial.
:bulletblue: "How did you do the fur like that?" isn't a valid question! Be specific. And please only ask questions about the techniques, not questions about your art program or tablet (google it! i am not a users manual).

Other Notes
:bulletblue: Sorry if there are typos, Photoshop doesn't spell check x_____x
:bulletblue: ALL of the examples on this page were done with those three brushes I listed above (except the "Sleek Fur" which used my "Short" fur brush in one of the steps). sooo don't ask "what brush did you use for that?" cuz the answer for everything is that i used those three brushes in combination.
:bulletblue: additionally... i did all of these examples on ONE layer, not counting an Overlay layer i would put on top at the end of the process to tweak the colors.
:bulletblue: Feel free to trace or copy any of the images on this tutorial for your own practice :]

thanks for viewing! remember to check out Part 1 first!
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Bearheart333 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Probably one of the best fur tutorials I've ever seen. Thanks for this!
evatheshyva Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That a look at this AroonCat
tamsinrj Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Student Traditional Artist <- Emulated this technique using my pencils in one of this bunch of fur sketches. The one matching with this tutorial is the big patch of fur with the colour gradient.
Nukeshi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a bunch for this!
WarpedGalaxy Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Awesome I could really use this!
Bumbledum Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student General Artist
this seems really helpful. ^^ Thank you!
Okamorei Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So I have a question, what if you have a character with a complex design? Should you do the fur texture on a different layer? And if so, how would you do so? Would you use just one color like for example using just purple values then putting the layer on multiple or shade and lower the opacity? Or would you just put it all on the same layer? I've been experimenting with trying to do lineless with the realist fur look but have some pretty complex designed characters and was trying to figure out how I should do their shading for their fur
ThunderHawk547 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
This is so helpful! I'm going to try it tonight :3
waterystar Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was worried when I saw "for photoshop users" but these steps will work fine using Gimp instead.
SilverShadow23344 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
I WILL use this thx a load
monsiklo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Awesome and very clear tutorial and the fur brushes are so great.
Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge and work.
timohuovinen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist
Amazing tutorial, thank you for making it, and part 1 was great too!
MCSpiritWolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How large do you usually make your canvases?
timohuovinen Featured By Owner Edited Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist
people normally keep it at or above 2000 x 2000 pixels
bibikan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial, the detail of your explanation is exemplary and this, in my opinion, is one of the best tutorials on the subject.
Hitryi-Pryanik Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Thank you! very good tutorial, that shows me where is my problems.
Before reading (yesturday)
After (today)
xTaintedSoulx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh.. I can't find where to downlaod the brushes, your link isin't working. :{
TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so helpful... I'm trying to paint a red panda. :)
rotsentu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome! on my favs!
Scaly-heart Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great fur tutorial! Thank you very much! :D
SatanPaws Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
i need sai ah no ;n;
SaccharineSickness Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Sai isn't all you need, there are many programs with similar brushes.
SkumleGirl180 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
like what others? thanx!
Olaffles Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Manga studio 5 is a perfect mix of photoshop and Sai :D
SkumleGirl180 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
cool !
TheDyingButterfly Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This tutorial is fantastic, thank you!
skoorj Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for a great set of brushes and tutorial!
AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Do you plan on making a tutorial for traditional pen-and-paper artists as well?
SolracSevla Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014

Hello! Great tutorial!

This only work with tablet & pen, right?

i only have mouse :(

FelisCoco Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's obviou you shall use tablet, it's rather impossible to draw such fur with mouse. Or would take so many hours..
smokygirl1997 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O my gosh, thnx for this great tutorial and even more for the great download! :D. I have Gimp and it works very great! :)
Teddyxx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the advise!
Cat-Patrisiya Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
thank you for your tutorial!
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

These tutorials have worked REALLY well for me :3

However, I've never been able to figure out the fading effect on brushes. I've looked everywhere for tutorials or special brushes and it's ultimately got me nowhere. 

How do you use that effect?

Kuvari Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You mean opacity jitter? Just select your brush, go to brush settings, and click the "Other Dynamics" or "Transfer" boxes, then set the opacity jitter to " Pen Pressure" (this works best with a tablet) then the lighter you push, the lower the opacity, the harder the higher the opacity etc. :D hope I helped :)
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you so much! 

Yeah, my photoshop doesn't have "other dynamics." That's what everyone has told me to do, but I've been so lost since I didn't know the heading on the tab. 

I tried it out, it's working well my my pen pressure is a bit iffy right now. I've tried updating the driver and everything, but nothing seems to work.

Kuvari Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad I could help! The newer versions of photoshop do not have other dynamics, it's transfer instead, took me awhile to figure that out lol not sure about the pen thing... maybe try adjusting the sensitivity settings? other than that not sure...
AgentWhiteHawk Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again for the help. I'll try playing around with it a bit :3
Kuvari Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem :)
BasiliskOnline Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I will use this on the current piece im coloring with a tibetan mastiff and see what happens! xD
little-one-girl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thankS so much this very helpful!! :D (Big Grin) :) (Smile) Nod
izelilium Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013
Thank you so much! I think this will be really helpful!
animegirl007 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
:nod: Thanks for the tips!!!
CristianoFSilva Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Crystal-Gryphon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Now to try to do this in Muro. CHALLENGE ACCEPTED.
Regoleta Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for sharing this with other people. You are lovely!
AnimeAndOtherDrugs Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this will help me in the future. Many thanks
Darkangelhiei Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student
thank you this very helpful!! ^^
LeticiaMahieu Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Really helpful, thank you so much ;)
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