I've never heard of isolating the green channel of the normal map and using it as a paint layer. What effect does that create exactly?
WARNING They dont listen to their users as much as they like to say they do. Check their forums. Plenty of requests go unanswered. Their "To Do" list has been outdated. They lack staple features such as a Text Tool, Adjustment Layers, Channels, Layer Styling, Proper Cropping. Paintstorm cant even resize a photo correctly (It will always leave a border when resizes). You also run into square artifacts occasionally. There have also been several instances were paintstorm was detected as malware, once called out, the dev reuploads a clean version. This happened at least twice from forum reports and Virus Total. Aside from the very obvious lack of support and maintinence. The brush system is good. However a good brush engine will not replace the other basic features and functions paintstorm lacks. DO NOT expect support. This is definitely a homegrown app and it shows. If you want a versatile brush engine, clip studio or even krita is where its at.
Check out a nice two-part video guide to creating hair in ZBrush by Danny Mac. The artist discussed building the primary forms and using a custom brush to make the hair shine.
What is more, you can get a bonus pack that features the brush discussed in the second part.
The bonus pack includes:
- All tutorials in series
- Hair Brush
- Hair Mesh
- Reference Guide
- free updates
Bonus package is also available half price on his Patreon, but will only be available at the beginning of next month.