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Realism Tutorial by yumix Realism Tutorial by yumix
This step by step and carefully explained tutorial covers basic eye/face coloring, detailed hair and fur, etc. (mostly basics on how to do realistic drawings)

! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT A TUTORIAL ON HOW TO DRAW THE HUMAN ANATOMY OR REALISTIC FORMS, but instead is a tutorial for how to cg or color realistically.

Since many people keep asking me if this works on photoshop versions such as 7.0, CS, CS2 or CS3, the answer is yes. If this works in ps elements then it should obviously work on higher versions.

Wow! I see my tutorial being linked on all kinds of sites other than da. Thanks guys for the over 5,000 favs and over 100,000 views :)

Tools: Wacom Graphire 2 4x5 tablet, photoshop elements 3.0.

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If you do decide to use this tutorial for any of your drawings, crediting is highly appreciated. Also please do link me to it so that I can see! Have fun and enjoy.

finished piece for the hair part is here: [link]
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Given 2008-11-21
Realism Tutorial by *yumix provides a detailed breakdown of the artist's process in achieving a highly realistic look.Yumix's realistic fanarts are outstanding, and it seems to me that many aspiring (and established!) artists who have not yet come across her gallery are likely to enjoy her work, and would also be interested in gaining some insight as to her digital techniques.(written by suggester) ( Suggested by kamizuki and Featured by znow-white )
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MontblancTD Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Beautiful work!!
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CapnDred Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great tutorial!
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phototrims Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Thank you for your wonderful tutorial and you describe it step by step very well. Did you try with professional photo retoucher ? Try here - phototrims.com/photo-retouchin…
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BlueFlameOfMight Featured By Owner Edited Mar 21, 2015  Student General Artist
You don't know how much this helped me!
Thank you for having done this! :happy: 
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Samonsea Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015
This tutorial really helped me out, awsome job :)
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Cosmicmoonshine Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for this tutorial I used it in this artwork. cosmicmoonshine.deviantart.com…
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GoryGnat9 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wait what brush do you use for the skin? this is awesome btw
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Chitose-Aido Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student General Artist
Spent an hour looking at tutorials and by far this is one of, if not THE best, thank you for making this piece of awesomeness!! It helps so much! 
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frinkix Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
oh my god!!! so perfect >.< thank you
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Frecheszinho Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm willing to try this out, thanks man
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luxpuella Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
QvQ AMAZING.
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SuperDandyAndy Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is cooooool! :D ever since a watched and played the final fantasy series i been into realism!!!!!! :hump: no weird right
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rakazo07 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
cool.i love this:3
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ChimChan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Student
Akari Akazaki (Smirk and Cries) [V1] Heart Heart Heart Heart wish u could be my sensei
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JesterOfSolace Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student General Artist
What brush settings do you use to do the first rough sketch?
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bat2mayur89 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This thing is really good and very helpful really.
Thank u v. mch
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Goupix2102 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're my hero.
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Lala-ink Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I also believe that he's Squall Leonhart xD
Gorgeous tutorial!! :D
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Taqresu650 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I may not be able to use this tutorial, but is that supposed to be Squall Leonhart?
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CloudAlister Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
Tnx bro!
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AryaFT Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, thanks for tutorial :)
Just one question... is it Jaejoong? O.o
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atang0809 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! Great Tutorial!!!Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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HeadphoneNinja25 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I must say, this is a really great tutorial, I love it! I've been looking to enhance my rarely done realistic art, and this is just what I've been looking for. The detail with which you broke down the processes was really helpful, and the way you made it clear what tools you used didn't exactly hurt, either. Keep up the great work!
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Carl-McIntyre Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student General Artist
This is amazing, you are brilliant and wonderful!
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abdoubouam Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can't wait to use it on Gimp :), thanks for the tutorial !
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SuperSamukai Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was a really helpful tutorial. Definitely going to be using this to practice!
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master-girl Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
THANK YOU FOR THIS TUTO!!! *0* PERFECT
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Dai-Kuroki Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank youu, so helpul
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Rifitika Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
This helped me mold my own style, thank you.
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YiSinnoSon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
that  is so great. Did you use a mouse or a touch pad?
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POC-Productions Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Would this same tutorial work on Paint Tool Sai? 
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lozyazookadaj Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thanks a lot, that is very clear.
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pinkarette Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! Thank you so much! This is really usefull! I'm going to practice it soon!
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mayconXBR Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Student
Very good!!
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TheShadowEmpress Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Just wow.
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cruzerbLade1029 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's odd this wasn't in my faves WAY BACK (must be in an old dA account)
either way... I knew this would be helpful and luckily I found it again and hey I'd give it a try XD
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Toonsfera Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! I'll gibe a try!
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xXAna-ChristXx Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think a tear of awe just shed itself from my eye....This is wonderful. It's helpful to me since I am required to learn realism to study Video Game design and I'd like to have a basic grasp of it before I enter school, so than you for making this. 
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BigBoss738 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
the fur tutorial is really helpfull!
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Darkangelhiei Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student
This is really helpful. Very beautiful work by the way.
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PRANKED1 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
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kimiko2001 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
He looks like Sasuke Uchiha~ X3 
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Shoukat1720 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
great tutorial :)
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ilovekisshigo Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013

wow, the fur must've taken you forEVERRRRRRRRR!

great tutorial btw! It helps me a lot!!!

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brice0989 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
I turned off Weezer so I could concentrate on reading this. 
I. Turned. Off. Weezer.
Compliment.
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kodakwithlakely Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
SO helpfu!!! Thank you, you're amazing!!!
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NnekArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should do more tutorials like ones on shading skin and clothes because you're pretty good at what you do and it seems like a shame that you've only done one guide.

Though I can imagine that this probably took you a while though xD
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xXAngelsofChaosXx Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
; 3 ; I didn't think I'd ever find a tutorial like this...I...I can't...express in words how happy I am...
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ArtdoggieChuChu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg i thought the finished piece was a picture
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hinatathekawaiimono Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
BY GOD YOU ARE AWESOME!
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