How To: Create hair and fur with the pen tool in Photoshop

Create hair and fur with the pen tool in Photoshop

Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures into shape with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In this episode, Ben shows you how to create hair and fur with the pen tool in Photoshop.

This week, Bert magically creates hair and fur from scratch with the pen tool and brush engine.

Bert tackles the topic of creating realistic hair and fur with Photoshop this week. First, Bert creates long flowing hair using the pen tool (for the shape of the strands), define brush preset option (to create a unique brush stroke), the brush engine (to adjust the custom brush) and stroke effect (to add effect).

Similarly, Bert makes fur by creating a custom brush stroke with the pen tool, paths, define brush present, brush engine (adjusting scatter and count) and colorize effect.

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