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lui 2.0
09 September 2004, 04:34 PM
i have posted similiar question at the photoshop section but seems that the reference i used was done using painter so ima ask it here.
my question is how to add highlights to hair when when doin an anime/manga art? this is my reference ( to this question. i would also like to add: what tools to use to achieve those highlights.

please help. thanks a lot

09 September 2004, 05:48 AM
Your question can't be answered by naming what tools will do the job. Your question is one of basic art fundamentals. There's no tool to get you that look--it's simply knowing how to draw/paint. There are too many tools in any drawing/painting software in the market that can do it--but you have to understand values/colors/rendering techniques in order to do it.

09 September 2004, 05:50 AM
Link to a anime hair tutorial:

lui 2.0
09 September 2004, 09:26 AM
LUNATIQUE: thanks for the reply. i tried to put up a reference hoping you guys can figure out what tool(s) used particularly on that art. im more like askin for suggestions.

NAFA: thanks for the link. im gonna try it after writin this


lui 2.0
09 September 2004, 10:33 AM
i checked your site and your paintings really interest me. i hope you can answer my questions this time for this is somewhat specific. i even linked to your site. (sorry)
1. what tool did you use to rough paint this! (
2. and how did you smooth this one! (

i used your blood siren as's sooo kool. please mesg back. i would really appreciate it.


09 September 2004, 06:21 AM
The rough part could've been a number of different brushes--I don't use just one, and I always jump around to keep things fresh. It was probably one of the custom brushes in the
"Friend's Brushes category" (you can download them in the "goodies" section of my site), or it was probably something similar to the Basic Round brush. The important thing is, during the rough stage, I try to tweak my brushes so that they flow smooth, have about 50% bleed, and large enough so I don't dwell on details.

The finished look required more meticulous work, and I usually use custom brushes for that. My Opaque Round series of brushes are what I use the most--they're grouped under Rob's brushes.

The most important thing is to experiment and tweak all the brushes--spend an entire day doing just that, and you'll learn far more than you could ever imagine.

lui 2.0
09 September 2004, 10:18 AM
thanks again. ive already downloaded your custom made brushes about 2 months ago. ^^

09 September 2004, 01:36 AM
but before you get too tied up realize there are others who can achieve the same with completely different brushes...... take that for what it is worth

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