Today’s Photoshop Brushes are for painting Snake Skin.

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The set contains three different brushes:

  • The first brush is the standard scale brush that you are probably familiar with already. It is good for establishing a base texture upon which you will paint your actual skin design, but I would advise against using it as a final texture for your characters. If you use it on its own your design will look plain and generic. 
  • The second brush contains a more interesting rugged texture. I think this texture is strong enough to stand on its own. Instead cluttering this texture with more textures what you could experiment with is setting the brush on color dodge and adding some reflections with a warmer hue. You can also use a Brush set to ‘Color’ blending mode to add more variety to the hue.
  • The third texture varies in density and it can be used for texturing bends and curves. Introducing adjacent hues works like magic with this one. 

For the best use and the most control first work in gray scale and introduce colors later. Forget blend modes such as Overlay, Screen and Multiply. For manipulating texture tones use your Dodge and Burn tools — it is a whole different ballgame.

For extra details use the default pressure sensitive soft brush, or with noise added.

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