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Photoshop Brushes for Painting Snake Scales by pixelstains Photoshop Brushes for Painting Snake Scales by pixelstains

Today’s Photoshop Brushes are for painting Snake Skin.

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 the standard scale brush that you are probably familiar with already. It is good for establishing a base texture upon which you will paint your actual skin design, but I would advise against using it as a final texture for your characters. If you use it on its own your design will look plain and generic. 
  • The second brush contains a more interesting rugged texture. I think this texture is strong enough to stand on its own. Instead cluttering this texture with more textures what you could experiment with is setting the brush on color dodge and adding some reflections with a warmer hue. You can also use a Brush set to 'Color' blending mode to add more variety to the hue.
  • The third texture varies in density and it can be used for texturing bends and curves. Introducing adjacent hues works like magic with this one. 

For the best use and the most control first work in gray scale and introduce colors later. Forget blend modes such as Overlay, Screen and Multiply. For manipulating texture tones use your Dodge and Burn tools — it is a whole different ballgame.

For extra details use the default pressure sensitive soft brush, or with noise added.

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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Edit: Thank you for the DD!!! Thanks EveLivesey for suggesting them!

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[Stock & Resources]  This brush set will be very useful for artists looking for a snake scale texture. The brushes are clear and well made with great resolution.  Photoshop Brushes for Painting Snake Scales by pixelstains ( Suggested by EveLivesey and Featured by CelticStrm-Stock )
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Patrisupersonic Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used these here: patrisupersonic.deviantart.com…
thanks!
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wwwPaiThancom Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017   Artist

  Thanks  4  making!   

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:iconmisyth:
Misyth Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, this helped me a lot when texturing a dragon model I am working on. I hope you keep making more.
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:iconwwwpaithancom:
wwwPaiThancom Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2016   Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconqusay-abbas:
qusay-abbas Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Iam vvvvery thanksfull
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
cheers!
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Blasronin Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much for these googies, they really help out in the art community..
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
cheers! I'm glad to hear they are helpful :)
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:iconkoma-kun:
koma-kun Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
this are awesome :O
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
cheers :D
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Sekley Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
The first brush should help with the hexagonal scales found on Triceratops. I am working on one and I need to get the skin texture done quickly.
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
cheers! Feel free to show me when you're done :)
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Sekley Featured By Owner Edited Mar 13, 2016
Took me all night, but I think it's a decent first attempt with these brushes.

sekley.deviantart.com/art/Jura…
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016
cheers! keep up the good work :D
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:iconanicb:
ANicB Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
These will probably come in handy, or at least be fun to work with. I'll have to test them out when I get home : D
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
cheers :D give it a go
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SPRSPRsDigitalArt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
cool! keep up the good work
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SPRSPRsDigitalArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I will
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DixieDoesPSP Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016
Wow love these. Not sure I will be able to use them correctly but Ill give it a try.
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
Sure, keep the tips in mind :)
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:iconmhuyill:
mhuyill Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016
Thank you!!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
cheers!
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doubtingrabbit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2016  Professional General Artist
Absolutely stunning brush!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
many thanks! :D
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:icon1d85:
1d85 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2015   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
sure thing :D
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:iconlydia-san:
lydia-san Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING!!!! Thank you so much!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
cheers!
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:iconneonbooks:
NeonBooks Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing! 
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
thank you!
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:icondevirose81:
Devirose81 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
Great work!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015
thank you!
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AthensTheGreat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I keep trying to use the download link, but it keeps taking to the top of this page for some reason.
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
The download button is to the right side, I just used it and it worked for me. In case it doesn't try using the button on the site pixelstains.net/3-photoshop-br… Cheers!
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AthensTheGreat Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what is going with my DA, but the link on your site worked. Thank you!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
Sure thing, my pleasure!
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:iconrichten:
richten Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this, it will save my sanity :lol:
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
my pleasure! :D
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Tatgoat Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your brushes seem simply amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Thank you so much!
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Tatgoat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
:):):)
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ricke76 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THX THX......
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
any time :D
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0Snow-White0 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
My pleasure! :D
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:iconarrtman:
ArrtMan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! this would be so helpful when painting dragons or other kind of reptiles :D
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
I hope they will be! :D I am planning a set on other reptile scales too
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animegirl007 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Love it!! :love: ....I can't wait to get to my computer :giggle: ...Thanks so much!! :highfive:
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:iconpixelstains:
pixelstains Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Sure thing, my pleasure! :D
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