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Rainbow Hair Tutorial

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Level 59 : Grandmaster Unicorn
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Since everyone seemed to really like my rainbow/mixed color hair I decided to make a tutorial! Okay. This tutorial has led me to an idea of "CuteMurphy's Weekly Mini-Tutorials!" I'll do a mini tutorial every week (probably on Sunday)More Info
I'll hopefully release them on Sundays but it seems like there aren't many good tutorials out there. So, I will try to release weekly tutorials for you guys from one of the skins I make of the week! This week, was of course, my rainbow hair!






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I use Paint.net for this tutorial. It might not work with your program so be aware! You mostly just need a program with selection, layers, the overlay option (for shading the hair), and a way to blur. Most blurs will work but I specfically used Gaussion blur.

If you have a Windows then you can get Paint.net for free if your current program won't work for this, and if you have a Mac then maybe check out gimp? I think it can do everything that you need for this.




Step 1: Make the base of your hair. It can be any color. I decided to go with the same kind of shape I did with my first rainbow hair because I didn't have any other ideas.
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Step 2: This is VERY important. You MUST make a layer for the hair to turn out right. I repeat you MUST make another layer for it to turn out right.
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Step 3: On your new layer go to the select tool. Be sure to make it where you can select more than once.
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Then select all your hair!
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Step 4: You can do straight lines or you can do curves. For this specific hair I did lines, but the first time I did lots of curves!
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Step 5: Now, this whole time you should have had your hair selected. If it isn't selected by this point select it again. Go on effects, under blur is Gaussian Blur. This is what makes it have the rainbowy blend look. (This is also why you MUST have your hair selected when you use this effect or else it will blur out of your hair range, and this is also why you have to use layers. If you have this all on one layer then the gaussion blur will mix in the colors of the rest of your skin and so it won't just be your beautiful rainbow colors.)
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Here is what it looked like after I used Gaussian Blur. Also, I suggest only using 2 or 3 on the gaussion meter so it doesn't get TOO blurry. Please note that after I blurred my colors, I compressed both layers together. 
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Step 6: Now make your palette from black down.
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Step 7: I'm shading it the way I usually shade my hair. You can do it your normal way if you want to. But still on another layer you shade the hair with the palette you made earlier. (Note: You must have this gray hair shading on a separate layer from your skin and your hair. Or else it won't work.)
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Step 8: Now for the final part! You go to layer properties under layer
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After you get to layer properties go to mode and change it to overlay
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After you click Overlay if you want, you can adjust the opacity to make it less defined. (I normally change it, it depends on how it looks like on the skin.)
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And this is what it looked like after I did the overlay on the shading. (See, with the overlay you still go the shading only it was still nice and colorful!)
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And you're done!

If you have any questions you can comment below or PM me! If you want to know how I shaded my hair click here!
Please tell me how you liked the tutorial and if it was helpful :)

Stay tuned for more~

And here is the hair I made for the tutorial. You can add it on to your personal skins!
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More Information : by CuteMurphy 08/09/2014 10:18:51 amAug 9th, 2014

I added more information about how you have to have layers, what the layers do, and I clarified that you have to have a new layer when you use your gray shading in one of the steps. I also listed another option for Mac users if you don't already have a program that can do this. (Since, you sadly can't get Paint.net on Macs) and I also just listed every option you need to do this hair.
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12/05/2015 7:05 pm
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SnowPawMC
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AWESOME it worked!!!!
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01/01/2016 8:07 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Unicorn
CuteMurphy
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Yay! I'm glad :)
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12/04/2015 8:44 pm
Level 1 : New Miner
SnowPawMC
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Ima try this right now
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09/08/2015 8:56 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Zombie
floralandfading_
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Could you make this hair on "minecraftskins.net"? Thanks! \(^-^)/
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01/01/2016 8:07 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Unicorn
CuteMurphy
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I personally don't use that website sorry :)
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01/01/2016 8:48 pm
Level 17 : Journeyman Zombie
floralandfading_
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sorry this was a while ago, I use 3D MC Skins (^-^)
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01/05/2016 10:39 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Unicorn
CuteMurphy
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ohh okay sorry lol
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08/18/2015 9:09 pm
Level 18 : Journeyman Mage
Jaci455
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What Skin Maker Do U Use.. Mine Wont work for me :~:
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08/20/2015 2:54 pm
Level 59 : Grandmaster Unicorn
CuteMurphy
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Paint.net :D
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07/17/2015 10:29 pm
Level 5 : Apprentice Skinner
Sunnyminer555
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Woah. This is so flamazing! Yes, I made a new word XD. DIAMOND, SUB, AND FAVORITES FOR YOU! :3
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