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Digital Tutors - Painting Realistic 3D Skin Textures in Photoshop: Hands
Digital Tutors - Painting Realistic 3D Skin Textures in Photoshop: Hands 2h 40m l Difficulty Level Intermediate l Project Files Included l 2GB
Hand painting realistic skin textures is a topic that many artists shy away from. So much so that the first thing they reach for are photographs to project onto their model.
While many times this is a viable solution, hand painting these textures is really very simple if you know where to begin. This tutorial covers the process of painting realistic skin textures for a hand asset starting from the inside and working out. We will begin by focusing on the bump map for our hand which will allow us to add additional surface details that may influence our diffuse textures. From here, we will get started painting a subdermal and epidermal layers of tissue. After finishing off the diffuse color, we will then create a specular map that will control how highlights react to the various surfaces of our skin. While painting all three maps, we will learn how to fully utilize Photoshops 3D toolset as part of our texturing process.