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Tiewolf's White Fur SAI Tutorial by TieWolf Tiewolf's White Fur SAI Tutorial by TieWolf
EDIT:  I have a NEW fur tutorial that is in VIDEO form; check it out here: tiewolf.deviantart.com/art/Tie…

I'm hoping that this will show up at a size that isn't overwhelming and a size that isn't too small - but yeah, tutorial on basically how I do fur and using the easiest color possible: white.

Feel free to ask questions if anything is confusing - I like to think this is a very easy way to do fur in SAI for how well (I think) it turns out in the end.

I added the colors I used at the bottom so you can try it out for yourself. :)
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Malisho Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH! I've tried so many different fur tutorials and they just didnt work for me. THIS TIME IT ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE FUR! <3
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad this helped c:
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PoppyMcMuffyCake Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student General Artist
This is one amazing tutorial. Thank you for taking the time to make this >.<)b I'm planning on using this for a wolf I'm doing for someone. This will help a lot and even though I don't have to, I'm going to credit you. I will credit you so hard that the world will explode. Most other fur tutorials are pretty hard to work with but yours is straight forward and easy. Just my opinion thought. Again, thank you for taking the time to make such a wonderful tutorial and this comment is so long, I am so sorry.
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad it could help!  :D
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MiyukiUchiha Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OK, so this is the FIRST TIME in my life that I dare to colour fur.... let me tell you my man (or girl ._.) : this IS HARD!!! .___________. my gosh, so much patience.

Anyways... THANK YOU FOR THIS TUTORIAL, it is helping me a lot D': thank you. Keep spreading knowledge. I will be like a sponge chan chan chaaaaaaaaaaaan
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Best of luck, and try to be patient :)  If you need any troubleshooting, check the comments.
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LadySerpent Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello!  I'm still quite new to photoshop -- what does the multiply/clipping setting do for you?  Does it create a duplicate of your current layer in the same shape so you can play with it?  As it stands, I don't quite understand why you'd do a white layer, and then an identical grey layer on top.  Would love your advise!

Thanks;
-Lady S.
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Multiply makes the colors darker if there is color beneath it, but also leaves the layer slightly transparent.

Layers that are in a clipping set make sure that even if you draw / color outside of the base layer, that it doesn't show it outside of the base layer.

Play around with them, that is the only way you will be able to understand how they function. :)
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LadySerpent Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much -- that really helps, as I was having a lot of trouble finding answers to that specific question online.
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I could help ^.^ I wasn't really sure how to word it lol
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LadySerpent Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You have helped me immensely in more ways than I can say.  Can I do you a picture for the thanks?  :)
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure :)
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flannery123 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Works on photoshop too ^^
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Fawnd Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
wow this helps so much, all I've been finding is photoshop tutorials and I FINALLY found a really detailed and amazing sai tut thank you SO much you have no idea how much this helps x-x
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad it helps so much!  If you have any concerns, scan the comments as I had to do some troubleshooting with some things that I accidentally left out of the tutorial :)
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Fawnd Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
alright :D thanks
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Packittoo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial dude! ;)
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :D
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Ellumy-sshi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
amazing tut! thank you for sharing :)
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course :D
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Saya-Alphaling Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what do u mean water brush? .... is use to blur stuff :L ..... how can u do those fur?
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are multiple water tools/brushes in SAI, the one that doesn't have a number next to it is the main one to be used.
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Saya-Alphaling Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.... :I ...........maybe mine is not like urs >_> Mine is in Chinese so I dont really know what u are talking about
I dont see any numbers .______. Maybe I go discover it by myself .-."
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Fawnd Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
this is kinda late sorry but if you're having trouble with the water tool not giving you opaque strands than try using water 10. sense you said yours is in chinese, for me it's right underneath the binary tool (pixel tool, looks like a pencil) and if you havent downloaded different brushes it should be there, you just need to use that and then set the size smaller depending on how large your fur area is. If you cant find it, just set your water tool to a density of 95, blending 50, dilution 100, and persistence 90.
the size and min size, like I said depend on your fur area size, haha
hope this helped (:
You may have to change the settings back, however in later steps though o:
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what to tell you, the chinese thing would confuse me too x.x
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nitalla Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have had a really hard time drawing white fur digitally, thanks for the help! <3
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad this was helpful c:

You can actually use the same general technique with different base colors too :)
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panjityas Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thanks for the tutorial! :la:
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, and if you have any problems with it, check the comments for replies I'd made to troubleshoot some things :)
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The-Dragon-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
You. Are. A GOD!

But MY GERD. This is. Without, a, DOUBT. THE BEST SAI tutorial. EVER

I-I just... Sir, if I had points, YOU WOULD HAVE ALL OF ZHEM.
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daww, hehe, no worries, glad it was helpful.  :-)  If you have any troubles, just scan through the comments as I have done some troubleshooting with people.  :)
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The-Dragon-Flame Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
Mkay! Thanks~ :la:
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NitelyHallow Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I briefly looked at this tutorial and realized that this is a pretty damn good one :), Infact, it is one of the best I've ever seen, and sure beats my fur tutorial. I'm impressed. Since you are not quite well known here, I will give a shout to my watchers about this tutorial:) I'm looking forward to trying this out. Thanks so much for doing this for us wanna-be artists;)
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing!  I also plan on making a video tutorial that shows all the things that I have changed since making this particular tutorial.  Same basic concept yet, but changed a few methods on how I do things.  :)  Glad you like it :D
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NitelyHallow Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tried out this tutorial, and realized you're missing the settings for the water tool ;). The water tool produces very different effects depending on the setting you have, plus there are two different water icons in Paint Tool Sai!!:) If you can remember what the settings were, can you share them with us? :)
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup!  I didn't realize that the settings had been left out.  But basically I start out with messing with two settings on the first listed water tool:
"Dilution" and "Smoothing Prs."

For the first step in using the water tool, I start out with those sliders around 50% in both of them (dilution and smoothing prs.)
I progress by lowering both of those sliders to be less than 50% but somewhere around the same number with each.

That was my old method with this - I really want to make a video tutorial that is more up to date and includes everything that I've progressed in doing with this method.

I have also started doing a new method of using the 50% (ish) dilution and smoothing prs. and just sort of lightly marking where I want highlights or where the fur would naturally be more shallow or my showing where the tufts are and the direction they go.  Then continue building up that texture by using the Water 10 tool and play around with the dilution of that tool.  Specifically: start out with high dilution (60-75) and slowly decrease brush size and the dilution as I continue to texture.

Hopefully that makes sense XD - hopefully this is helpful.  :)
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NitelyHallow Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh.. Yeah sure XFD. Understood the first part of directions. Got lost with the second part lol;)
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The second part is my somewhat newer technique.  I start off with using the first water tool (or the main one that was meant to be used in the original tutorial - it doesn't have a number by it)  and just lighten up areas like where cheek fluff my be on a wolf or the arms where the fur may be shorter instead of super fluffy.  Then (using white) you use the "Water 10" tool, because this tool responds much differently than the previous water tool, and you use this one for more precise tufts of fur or fur lines. 

Basically follow the tutorial until you start using the water tool on the multiply layer - but instead of gradually decreasing size and such, switch to the Water 10 tool X3

So hard to explain this over text haha
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Wonder-Waffle Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i really dont know how to put this but this is by far the best tutorial for fur i have used
seriously, i practiced it for a bit and i actually came out with good results, that and it was easy to understand


long story short, thank you :)
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad to hear, and you're very welcome!  ^_^

This is the basis of how I started much of what I do for fur texture, though I have since changed/added new steps over time.  I want to get an updated fur tutorial up soon, maybe in video form.  :D
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Wonder-Waffle Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awesome sauce! im just going to go right ahead and watch ya for i can stay updated
keep up the great work :icongreatjobplz:
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Appreciated, thanks! :D
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EKMDahl Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
This one was very helpful, thanks! :) 
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Cute-Heart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student General Artist
thx 4 the tut ^^
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing!
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frowerss Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the tip!
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing :)
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BC-paws Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Jynbas Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
My water tool doesn't look like that at all. D: Help?
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TieWolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I ended up learning over time that the water tool isn't the same each time I install SAI on a new computer.

I start out with the water tool (in early steps) with medium range "Dilution" and medium range "Smoothing Prs." - also make sure that you always keep your "Min. Size" at 0

As the steps progress, I lower not only the size of the water tool, but I lower the bar on the "Dilution" and "Smoothing Prs." which will in turn make the end of a stroke taper a bit more.

I hope this helps. :-)
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