thank you very much, i have been looking for a tut for hair, great stuff, really helpfull and very much appreciated, please make some more tut's, maybe on the Illustrator CS4 gradient i cant get the direction right it drives me mad, and also how about an eye tut and a lips tut thnx again
This looks like a great approach to try out. I'm currently working on a mesh portrait in Illustrator and I wasn't quite sure on how to go about with the hair. And I doubt anything good can be acquired with the mesh tool for the hair. Thanks!
yo ur the shit dude i jus so happen to be lookin on google for a hair tutorial and came accross yours thats cool as hell dude that u went out ur way to help others. i only been a graphic design artist for like 2 years and hair and shading are 2 of my problem areas im still tryna figure it out as good as i see others and this makes it real easy wish some1 had showed me this way sooner! so thanks and if u think of anything bout shading let me kno since ur so good at this tutorial thing. lol im not so good with the shading alot better but not good enough yet i do it alittle but usually i jus avoid it cuz my shading doesnt really do the job of making it look as realistic as i want
This is very handy, I prefer doing my vectors in Illustrator due to being able to reselect your line work etc and play around with it. but hair has always been a nightmare with me in illustrator, especially as you dont have the smudge, burn and lighten function like in Photoshop. So hopefully this method will make things look better!
OOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!!! This has helped me enormously!! The only thing else I wish you had done was make a hair tutorial for dirty blonds (mostly blond hair with some light/dark brown here n' there)!
i've downloaded a trial version of illustrator in the hope of doing some vector stuff (snowboard designs would be a dream) but at the moment, nothing i do will make the "layers" palette come back on my screen. i've no idea where it went, but it's not there anymore. it's difficult to do anything when i can't access the layers properly i'm very confused, but maybe it's a sign i should stop trying to use illustrator
i know i've tried that again and again and again. it's been very frustrating. i've cliked the windows > layers thing, i've tried F7, but nothing is working. 'frustrating' is an understatement, actually.
hmmm dont know then, probably a glitch with the trial version, i dont seem to have any problems with the whole version, Illustrator CS is one of the best, cant go wrong with it, i havn't tried CS2 yet, i may have to try it out sometime.
yeah i'm assuming it's because it's try-out i hear that the full version is expensive, and i guess that makes sense if it's so awesome (and a necessity if you're using it for graphic design jobs, so i've noticed). oh well. it might sort itself out, it might not. guess i'll wait and see.
I just read this tutorial now, and it's very helpful. I've been doing hair that way fer a while, but yers just turns out so well. I need a better technique at doing the tips/strands of hair on their own if you know what I mean. No worries fer now, but if you come across anything, please let me know.