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Tutorial - Smooth Skin by SnakeToast Tutorial - Smooth Skin by SnakeToast
I was asked how I managed to get smooth skin... so here is the answer :)

IMPORTANT! I didn't invent this, but for the life of me can't recall who did! I take no credit for the method.
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end5er Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Cool tutorial, been looking at a lot of blending tutorial, this is the first time I've seen this approach. I'm wondering is this the same technique you used to create blend the highlight on the cheek bone for your barmaid painting? I've looked a lot of blending tutorials and I still haven't figured out how that transition is being made :( 
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hellobetty90 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
THank you so much for posting this!
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Mothergoose19 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Such a helpful tutorial and you comments about the brushes thanks for that I too had the same problem as ScarletComet.
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SnakeToast Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no problem!
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ScarletComet Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
You just saved my life right there... :icondancinglaplz: I'm diving into this digital painting and just can't seem to get it right. This was (part of the reason) why, haha. Thank you so much!

Also, that idea of having the pic in another window is genius....
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SnakeToast Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
my pleasure!
I find there are so many little methods to learn along the way, and tips to make workflow better-- which reminds me, one thing i didn't add to this tutorial was that I color pick by holding alt while in brush mode in photoshop-- it makes the process a million times faster. (alot of people didn't know the shortcut...)

Anyhow, glad if it helps, and feel free to poke me with questions if you need. I love to share :)
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ScarletComet Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Awesome, thanks for that tip!
I have Photoshop, but I mainly stick to SAI right now. Still have trouble with PS~ hopefully I'll get a bit better though. :)

And... I just might do that. owo;
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SnakeToast Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
np ;)
The learning curve on photoshop is steep at first, but don't quit!
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ScarletComet Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
The only problem I really have with it right now is switching brushes and finding the right brushes and stuff, and making it blend better. I keep trying to make custom brushes with different opacity settings and the like, but every time I try switching brushes, the settings are the same. It's a pain to reset. :/ Do you know how to fix it?
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SnakeToast Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
If you have a brush you modified that you like, open the brush palette in photoshop (windows>brushes). Make sure you are in the Brush Presets tab and hover your cursor in the space between the brush thumbnails and the scroll bar. your icon will change to a paint bucket. Click there and you'll create a new brush that will appear at the bottom of your brush set.
If you want to save that set, there's the option Save Brushes within the dropdown menu hiding in the top right of the Brushes window...

Hope that's what you meant and that it helps!

And yeah, blending is a painstaking process... Resist the airbrush, though! too smooth...
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