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Quick GIMP Hair Tutorial by CubicInsanity Quick GIMP Hair Tutorial by CubicInsanity
Just a quick tutorial for =alexrashid on shading hair. c: Kinda sloppy because I wanted to get this to them as soon as possible (and I'm not used to GIMP at ALL, which made this a little awkward to make XD), but the general steps are there. C: After you get the idea of it, it's all about playing around and looking at references to see how hair reacts to different lighting, seeing what different brushes you can use to get your desired effect.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! :dummy::heart:
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nuu: I don't get what the locking does!! :iconohnoesohplz:

(But it's an awesome tutorial. Thank you very much :iconohjoyplz: )
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Locking the layer prevents you from adding colour outside of what you've already laid down.  So I had her hair coloured in with brown, locked the layer, and drew over it with blue.  The blue stayed within the boundaries of the brown.  I hope that helps! :noes:
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Elli-Ikia Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I never knew I could do lock the transparency! I had to use half-a-million (exaggeration xD  ) layers before. Thank you so much!
Incidentally, what brushes/sizes do you generally use for hair? Softer edged or harder edged for shading, or does it matter?
Thanks again!
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad this helped you out! :squee:

For hair, I typically use larger, softer brushes to get the shading done and then smaller, harder brushes for detailing. :heart:
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Elli-Ikia Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Okay. Good to know. Thank you again!
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Namyon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I discovered something because of you :P
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, yiss! :score: V3 
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooohmygosh thank you so much you just made my life a million times easier
Glomp Chase :creepglomp: v3 
(I used to just select the outside and invert it >.<)
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Glad I could help! :heart:
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hungry4art Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
this is great thanks

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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :dummy:
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what does the lock tool do exactly?
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oops! nevermind
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lol No worries. :giggle:
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Chaotie Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
thank you this really helped and now i know what locking a layer does :)
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad this was helpful for you! :dummy:
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21stUser Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Artist
This is amazing! Totally going to use when I get my tablet ^-^
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:eager: Awesome! I hope it helps, when the time comes. C:
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naladraws Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! You are probably the most helpful person I know on here!
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:blush: Aww! You're most definitely welcome! I hope this helped you. :heart::tighthug:
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Kath602 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Ij ust learnt what locking a layer does :paranoid:

Nice tutorial, I'll have to remember this next time I go to shade :happybounce:
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CubicInsanity Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconscoreplz: Teaching more than just shading. Epic wins! XD

Thanks, Kath! :heart: Hope it helps!
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