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Brush blending modes - tutorial by vesner Brush blending modes - tutorial by vesner
Painting fire, slimes and wounds in one go - an introduction to brush blending modes in Photoshop.
Recently the first page of dA filled with all sorts of step-by-step tutorials as to how paint THINGS. No one ever tries to explain how to paint these things easier. So here I am showing you how to make it simple. As always try to experiment - change brushes, colours, blending modes and try out new stuff. Have fun!

You will find the brushes I use here:
Click here for more tutorials from me: tanathe.deviantart.com/gallery…
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:icondrksorrowz:
drksorrowz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
The fire....is too hot to handle 
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:iconjinghis:
Jinghis Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is superb :3
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BloodMet4l Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
That's Amazing!!
Thank you sooooo much!

Sávio Rangel
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Norabattleblood Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! i really needed this!!!!! :D :D :D
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bugufan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
Thanks for being so thorough and explaining in concise detail. :)
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dudgus2429 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
awesome!!
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:iconromanceofcrime:
romanceofcrime Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this resource, definitely gonna try out some of these techniques.
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:icontwoflowers1:
twoflowers1 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for this, just have one question. for the wounds i start with a light red, but it won't go darker than a full red, nowhere near black like in your picture. do you change the red color during painting or am i missing something?
Thanks in advance!
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:iconvesner:
vesner Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You probably didn't set the brush mode to 'multiply'.
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:icontwoflowers1:
twoflowers1 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thouth so myself, but i definitely set the brush mode it to multiply. even now tried again. won't go any darker than red...
do i have to set the layer i'm painting on also on multiply? (doesn't seem to do anything...)

are there any other brush settings that maybe causing the trouble? or do i need a special red color for it work?
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:iconvesner:
vesner Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Huh... maybe try picking a darker colour of red then? It should always work unless you picked pure white but maybe the difference is so subtle you can't see it after only a few strokes.
Your layer should usually be set to normal. It doesn't need to be changed to a different blending mode unless you're going for a very specific effect.
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twoflowers1 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think i've found it...
if i use a light red color e.g. : #ff6376 - it won't go any darker...
the brightness (HSB) of the color mustn't be 100%. anything below seems to work, e.g.: #fc6274 (nearly same color as above, just 99% brightness).

can you confirm this behaviour?
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harrie5 Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Blending modes are calculated using maths. Multiply is quite simple, it's just the active layer x the background layer. This does mean that if you use something at maximum brightness, however, it cannot multiply as that is the highest value. So using something at 100% brightness won't work if you want it to get darker.
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jhamzhelix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
=) thanks for the info...
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:iconstripes-01:
STRiPES-01 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Super cool! Love it ^^
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:iconloicky:
loicky Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
thanks for sharing!
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:iconroemonpollard:
RoemonPollard Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
where can i find those cut brushes?
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:iconzithkalin:
ZithKalin Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is solid gold! Thank you.
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:icontheforgottenmyth:
TheForgottenMyth Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for sharing!
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:iconpotionmastercernun:
PotionMasterCernun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome! I never understood how the effects of brush blending modes worked ~! :D Sweeeet.
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:iconzshellart:
ZShellArt Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Can't wait to use this, thank you!!!Aww aint it cute 
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:iconkeixayaka:
keixayaka Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really helpful. Thanks for sharing! :)
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:icontwistyfox:
TwistyFox Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU.
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:iconrilguia:
Rilguia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you!! this was really helpful! :la: 
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:iconwait0wat:
Wait0wat Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
much obloged
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:iconashleysmash:
AshleySmash Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice tutorial :D
Especially for someone that can't draw, blend or colour. XD
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Neara-works Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Genius Tanathe. Genius :B
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:iconjack-lambert:
Jack-Lambert Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This was very helpful, thank you.
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dahowlers Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Thanks for posting this! It's super helpful ^.^
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VirtualLuk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
thank you very much for this tutorial, its very helpful
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:iconartisticdid:
ArtisticDid Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Very interesting !
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:icondivine-angel-heroine:
Divine-Angel-Heroine Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice techniques!
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:iconkit-nightwalker:
kit-nightwalker Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh man you have no idea how amazing this is, thank you for making it!
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TerhuneLass Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you for this tutorial - very helpful and an excellent reference!
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:iconpancakesandhalibut:
pancakesandhalibut Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
This is really cool! 
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:icondozer92:
dozer92 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that meat ball is kinda creepy xD
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:iconmorncreek:
Morncreek Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent.
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:icontaizicsherogan:
TaizicSherogan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've always been having trouble on how to use these! Thank you so much!
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:iconbinaryrays:
BinaryRays Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i love you 
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JocelynPatrick Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!  :rose:
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:iconthe-bleached-dalsuta:
thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou
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:iconsmile1873:
smile1873 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this help me a lot, thanks for posting this :D

(sorry for bad english)
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is Great thank you!
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn that is HANDY!!! Cheers mate :)
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WickedSpecter Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This has been extremely helpful. Thank you for taking the time to create this tutorial and to share it with the rest of us. :3
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:iconmatsuemon:
Matsuemon Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Wow, you're right, nobody ever deals with this subject! Thanks very much for the info. I'm going to keep them in mind!
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ak399 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student General Artist
That flesh ball think is kind of creepy...
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VikingWasDead Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Well, thanks... it's good one.
The wounding example will certainly help me.
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FleshCreature Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your tutorials are very useful! Thanks for sharing :tardgrinn:  Instantly feels like a pro after reading, opens Photoshop...Don't know what to draw! First-class Worlds Problem.Silly Wobbuffet 
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