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How to make "faked fur" using Photoshop.

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Have you ever seen a great picture on the internet or in your personal photo collection that would be better if there was some fur in it?


Have you ever thought that there must be a way to make faked fur in Photoshop or another editing program?


Have you ever TRIED to do it without much success?


Well, there IS a way to do it in Photoshop and, as it turns out, it's not too hard!


Granted, this won't be "Photo-Realistic" fur but it's good enough for fun! There are all kinds of ways to create furry effects in Photshop, GIMP or other programs. Some of them are easier than others. Still, OTHERS, take hours and hours to do. You might have to use all kinds of cutting, pasting and blending to get it to look just right. You could end up spending DAYS!


My idea is something I learned on the internet a long time ago. I use it occasionally, to "dummy up" some fur in an image. I thought I'd share it with you all to see what you thought.


Here's the "Before and After":



The idea is simple. The Photoshoppers among you might recognize the technique: You add some "Gaussian Noise" to the image then you use "Motion Blur" filters to make the noisy pixels look like fur.


Experienced Photoshoppes might be able to do other effects that look better but this is something most people can learn in just an evening's worth of practice.


If you would like to see how it's done, I created a page in the Library-wiki that tells how to do it:



I even included the Photoshop file I used to create the picture above if you would like to download it and practice making fake fur!


I hope you like!

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That is really good....


I love photo shop but just don't know how to use it to its full...


so your little advice here is fantastic....and just goes to show how much refence info we have at the fur den...


keep it up..... this is great stuff...


now how do you make me look young again in photo shop..!






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