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Create a Realistic Blush Using Photoshop's Gaussian Blur Tool

Michelle Tabares, Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler

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7 Videos (19m)
    • Introduction

    • Applying the Flush

    • Adjusting for Different Skintones

    • Adding Extra Flush to the Lips

    • Finishing Touches

    • Assignment

    • Closing Thoughts


About This Class

Have you ever struggled to replicate rosy, realistic blushes on Photoshop? Want to learn how to add an easy, realistic flush to your characters? This class will show you how in 6 minutes! (Although this class includes a few additional bonus tips on how to improve your blush).

Using the Gaussian Blur Tool (with a little help from the Eraser Tool) is the best way to add a rosy glow to your character art and digital portraits. This video lesson will show you where to apply your rosier tones on the face and body and how to adjust flush colors for various skintones using the Hue/Saturation window.

All music in this lesson courtesy of DJ Quads:

(Completely by chance, the song that is most used throughout this lesson is called "Blushes")






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Michelle Tabares

Cartoonist, Illustrator and Traveler

Hey, it's nice to meet you - I'm Michelle! I'm a cartoonist and illustrator that has lived all over sunny Florida, but I'm currently residing in Tampa. I graduated from the Ringling College of Art and Design with a Bachelor's in Graphic + Interactive Communication and a concentration in Graphic Narrative. I also studied comics for a year at the Sequential Artist's Workshop and hold several certifications from CalArts.

The two things I love most about teaching others is...

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