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Fur Brush by Radioactive-Insanity Fur Brush by Radioactive-Insanity
EDIT: TIP for Photoshop Elements users!
The brush flow option in Elements is not present in the visible brush options; instead you must use the following keyboard shortcut: SHIFT+ numbers 1-0 (on the numbers above the actual letter keys) 1 is 10% flow, and 0 is 100% flow, etc.

Next Brush in the Series: Cloud Brush

Just wanted to share the magical brush I used to make the fur in my piece "Shadow of the Day" [link] .. 'cause it's so darn easy to use!

This isn't really a tutorial; it's mainly just pointing out an awesome brush and what it can do. That's why the 'instructions' are really short and not really helpful xD buuut YEH if anyone finds this thing useful in any way, let me know...

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Wyverra Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks great, I'm definatelly going to try this out!
Thank you for sharing, I will post you the results if you'd like :)
Radioactive-Insanity Dec 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks; I hope it helps! ^^ I would love to see what you come up with :nod:
Wyverra Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've had some problems with my tablet (stopped working, but software reinstall helped) so I've finished just now even though it's a little practice drawing xD
Anyway here's the link:…
Wyverra Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will send you a link :)
I tried on [link] but it didn't come out as details and nice as yours though... Nice guide Love
Radioactive-Insanity Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ooh thanks for sharing! Your pic is definitely a good start; it does take some practice to get a hang of the technique :nod: I like the lower neck fluff area in yours, near the bottom right corner-- good layering happening there with the brush strokes ^^ Fur is all about lots of layers! A general tip I can give you though, is to add more contrast in the fur-- more dark shadows, which will help define the fur better. Working with high contrast lights/darks with the 'fur brush' is ideal. Another tip would be to draw your pictures at a bigger size (that is, if you don't already), it makes things a lot easier ^^

To demonstrate what I mean, I quickly edited your picture a bit-- hope you don't mind! ^^;
xPHANT0M Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely trying this out.
Omg this is so hepful <3 Thanks
SnowblindOtter Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
How do you change the brush flow?
Radioactive-Insanity Oct 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
the Flow option should appear near the top toolbar when you have the brush tool selected ^^
(Here's a quick screenshot just in case: [link] ) If you have any other questions, feel free to ask away! :thumbsup:
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