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3 Photoshop Brushes for Painting Skin by pixelstains 3 Photoshop Brushes for Painting Skin by pixelstains

Today’s Photoshop brushes are for painting skin. They were requested by “Chloé”

For brush requests, ideas for future brush sets, or related questions you can email me at brushtip@pixelstains.net

The set contains three different brushes:

  • The first brush is for texturing the skin. You can use it to paint directly with color, or on a separate Overlay layer using grayscale.
  • The second brush is the most important for achieving the realistic skin look. Use it for painting highlights with the color of the main light source.
  • The third one is for painting freckles or adding variety to the skin.

Tips:

Use higher chroma colors at the edges of  shadows to illustrate a property of the light called sub surface scattering. Exaggerate the effect in case of a point light source and tone it down in case of diffused light.

Don’t add tone variation to dark shadows, just leave them one color.

For details use the default soft brush with noise added. You can also increase its spacing a bit.

Gather references before painting.

NOTE:
All my brushes are FREE to use both in commercial and personal art.
I do not request credit or back linking, but if you do I'll take it as a kind gesture.
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:iconmadwlad:
MadWlad Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice :D
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Returning-Blue Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!
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saravanansk19 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
how to download
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:iconsuikiii:
Suikiii Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017  New Deviant Student General Artist
Thank you !!!
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:iconminirassby:
minirassby Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the brushes! 
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christiandmedina Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the brushes, they look awesome. I will try them as soon as i can.
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:iconjerek-uk:
jerek-uk Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many many thanks! Brilliant brushes!
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:iconlnpbr:
lnpbr Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
superb
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UtopiaGlam Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017   Digital Artist
Whoaw ! They look fantastic !
Gonna try them as soon as I get my tablet back Love 
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:iconbaredog:
Baredog Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
Thank you mystery person for the skin brush set.

All the best to you, Barry:pencil:
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:iconmangakay:
mangakay Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome im just wondering if there is brush in Ps to blur like a showers wall?
any idea?
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ggraciela Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for sharing
have great day
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variant844 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you soooo much!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmonegue:
monegue Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017
This is awesome, thank you so much!
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:iconoplerou:
oplerou Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I've used them here : fav.me/day3n0b
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Alphabcd Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student General Artist
thanks :D
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Tuatae Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Interface Designer
thank
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alaxdas Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Love 
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myxsys Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much
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H100-Photography Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016
Many thanks!
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elgal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Used here: elgal.deviantart.com/art/Look-…
Thank you very much!
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:iconrmehedi:
rmehedi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! These brushes are simply awesome 
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:iconalmq:
ALMQ Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2016  Student Interface Designer
you're best
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Neloi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! ;; 
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goodwinds Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
many thanks!!
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Noelmirasol Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks 
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
my pleasure
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ricke76 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THX...
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
my pleasure!
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BILLIONARIO Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thanks you so much
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
cheers
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rinukannan Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
thnx
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pixelstains Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
cheers
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Rondey84 Featured By Owner May 9, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
whats the tool thing?
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
some people (like myself) like to use the tool presets instead of the brush panel in most cases when selecting brushes, so that's an extra option to easily load the brushes into your tool presets panel :D
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:iconrondey84:
Rondey84 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
oh that's awesome, I didn't know that it was possible. I think i will try that out.
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XionOblivion4 Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome! I'll be sure to use it with your tips and other helpful information. I really appreciate the work you put into these! :)
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pixelstains Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
cheers! I appreciate the kind words :)
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XionOblivion4 Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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andrea28cba Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
thank you!
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
my pleasure!
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GracediaGirl Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student General Artist
thank you~!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
cheers!
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:icongracediagirl:
GracediaGirl Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Student General Artist
:D~Cheers~!
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pinkpastel-work Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2016
looking forward to using this! thank you! will definitely put a link to direct here@
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
cheers! will definitely check it out :D
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:iconpiteranderson:
PiterAnderson Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Muito bom valeu!!!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016
obrigado! :D
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PurbinderART Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2016
You have no idea how useful these are for me! When I finish what I'm using them for, I'm sure to put a link to it in here!
Thank you so much!
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
cheers! looking forward to it :D
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