How would I make the white highlights like what you see in the fingernails of this image? I've tried several methods but nothing comes out looking this nice.

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    What methods have you tried? It would reduce the number of answers that you don't need if you mention it in your question. – Luciano Oct 2 '18 at 14:17

Create a white narrow rhombus shape over the nail


Menu Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur


Duplicate the rhombus and scale it


Duplicate and reposition the small rhombus


Select the three rhombus from each nail, duplicate them, move them to the next nail and rotate them.



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  • How did you create the rhomboid shape? I've only played with circles, rectangles, etc. in the menu. – Eva Marie Oct 2 '18 at 1:23
  • got it - pen tool. – Eva Marie Oct 2 '18 at 1:29
  • I made a square, rotate it 45° and scale it horizontally. – user120647 Oct 2 '18 at 1:32
  • instead of a rhombus couldn't it be just an ellipse? Way simpler to draw. – Luciano Oct 2 '18 at 14:18
  • That hand looks like it's way too big to belong to that face '^_^ – Vincent Oct 2 '18 at 14:26

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