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Photoshop Painting Techniques: Hair and Fur
Using advanced Paint Engine functions to create custom effects
by David Nagel

Finally, switch back to your Brush tool and create a new layer. This layer should be given the Color Dodge blending mode in the Layers palette.

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Perform any masking and compositing you wish, clean up anything that doesn't look just right, and voila!

There's your own, custom, filter-free hair effect. If you have any questions, be sure to visit me in the Adobe Photoshop forum or drop me a line at the address below.

Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Mac OS, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at [email protected].

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