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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:
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romanceofcrime Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this resource, definitely gonna try out some of these techniques.
twoflowers1 Jan 15, 2014  Professional 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!
vesner Jan 15, 2014   Digital Artist
You probably didn't set the brush mode to 'multiply'.
twoflowers1 Jan 29, 2014  Professional 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?
vesner Jan 29, 2014   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.
twoflowers1 Jan 29, 2014  Professional 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?
jhamzhelix Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
=) thanks for the info...
STRiPES-01 Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Super cool! Love it ^^
thanks for sharing!
RoemonPollard Dec 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
where can i find those cut brushes?
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