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Long Fur Shading Tutorial by TamberElla Long Fur Shading Tutorial by TamberElla

Please read Part One first!




Anyway, hope this is useful :)
The main thing to watch out for when shading long fur is knowing the different fur lengths and knowing how fur flows!
To learn this, practice a lot by looking up photo references!
Notice where it's short, medium, and long. Where it bunches up, where it's smooth, where it's shiny, etc!

Tutorial on Multiply layers:
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:iconzahuranecs:
Zahuranecs Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful, thanks! I will be posting my first "furry" art sometime soon...
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tygrinecats Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
APPLAUSE CLAP 
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:iconmistysnowdrift:
MistySnowDrift Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So helpful, thank you!
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:iconleogrimarts:
LeogrimArts Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student Artist
Greatest light and shadow tutorial I found here on deviant *_*
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:iconducktoes:
DuckToes Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Can you do a full blown tutorial on the realism shading?
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:iconakimune:
Akimune Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very amazing tutorial!
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:iconmeg-sowka:
Meg-Sowka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful <3 But do you have this painterly style brushes somewhere? D: 
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TifaxLockhart Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for sharing this :D rvmp
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:iconnippon-okami:
Nippon-Okami Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hello! :) I got a question!
which brush do you use for "simple painted"?
Because I also want to use photoshop cs3, but the pen pressure isn't really working :/
the brush' edge is not really sharp, and the opacity doesn't change with the pressure :/
I would be very gladful for any tips!!!!
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:iconrippedmoon:
RippedMoon Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you tried reducing or augmenting the "flow" of the brush? x
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:iconspottedfur99:
Spottedfur99 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
What program do you use?
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:iconyamiishiro:
yamiishiro Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Photoshop
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:iconspottedfur99:
Spottedfur99 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Mmk~
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:iconmisspaperfox:
MissPaperFox Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your tutorial! I'll link you when the piece this technique is used in is finished ~ I love your way of shading in all the different styles. You can make any way of shading/lightning look awesome!! <3 :happybounce: 
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DatMuffinMan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried using this on my latest piece - :thumb428585693:

Could you give me some pointers or criticisms? Thanks :)
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DatMuffinMan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woops, my bad. here it is - datmuffinman.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconmoonstreamfeline:
MoonstreamFeline Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
it was VERY useful, again!!! mostly stuff I already kind of knew but it was good to see it in physical form like that. 
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:iconspiritwolf82:
SpiritWolf82 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice tutorial. :) :) :)
I wanna try the painterly and realistic one sometime. :) :)
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:iconkovowolf:
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
A great tutorial, thank you! :)
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GH0STpixel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013   Digital Artist
This is a great tutorial!! Helps a lot. :) One question though... Can this be done in Paint Tool SAI? I know there are some brushes that Photoshop and some other programs have that SAI doesn't.
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:iconfurrure:
Furrure Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It may be a bit late, but I have Paint Tool SAI and I can do this, so you should be able to do it ^^
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:icongh0stpixel:
GH0STpixel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh, thanks!! :D
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:iconfurrure:
Furrure Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem ^^
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:iconheatphones:
Heatphones Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could have sworn, that this is a Daily Deviation. It is very useful and well made. w
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:iconkyashitsuki:
KyashiTsuki Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very specific and i learned more about lighting thank you :)
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:iconxlrtx:
xlrtx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
thanks for sharing, it is very useful
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:iconbeestinqs:
beestinqs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I found this helpful-even more so than the first. Thanks for making this tutorial.
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:iconmissy-midnight:
missy-midnight Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! this is awesome and helped me alot!
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:icondeitsuh:
Deitsuh Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was VERY helpful! Thank you!
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:iconxavi1232:
Xavi1232 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for the tutorial! :meow:
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WolfPawsteps Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for sharing!
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:iconoosamioo:
oOsamiOo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist

this tutorial really helped!
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YukiAlecCross28 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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nniikaa Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
any ideas on painterly brushes?
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:iconoutback-art:
OutBack-Art Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
Great tutorial!
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:iconfireytika:
fireytika Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome~!! great tutorial, i'd love to try it
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:iconriotapple:
RiotApple Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student
you're so amazin'.. I can't do anything else but just adore your drawing style ;u;
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:iconrunningfreely:
runningfreely Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome tutorial! :D Thank you very much for sharing it :aww:
I want to try the realistic one :meow:
You said it's simply adding a ton texture to the one above...I know it can sound silly as a question, but I'm new of those things, so...what's a texture? You mean a picture that go in another layer with a low opacity? :')
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ksavvyx3 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another one, awesome! :D Thanks again. :)
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:icondoffii:
Doffii Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Thanks for makeing it ...I love wolves :)
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:iconthe-leander:
the-Leander Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really great tutorial! Thanks for making it :D
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SilenceSky979 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^u^
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And this one too [link]
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:icontamberella:
TamberElla Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconlero-zero:
Lero-Zero Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you lighting references are supper super helpful. I'm currently shading a dragon and needed a fresh idea. thanks for the help!!!
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:iconkiriu:
Kiriu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That was incredibly helpful, thank you!
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:iconparmenter07:
Parmenter07 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Love love LOVE your work!
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:iconschmidty13:
Schmidty13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This is very helpful! amazing tutorial!
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XxKaex Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Featured it in my journal. X3 [link]
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Gashu-Monsata Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The problem I find with alot of reference of wild animals such as wolves is that there is very rarely a one directional light source, so lighting ref is usually really hard to find :P It's usually very ambient lighting, bouncing around all over the place. The closest thing I could find to a decent ref is finding a studio photo of a dog where the lights have been artificially set up, so there is very often a certain degree of guess work. Kinda sucks xD
This will be helpful though, cheers :D
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