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Parrots are constantly grooming themselves, burying their beak
into their feathers. So usually they're not entirely smooth.
If you want realism, here's how you can groom your own bird. The trick
is to not overdo it, but to work on one or two areas until they work.
Usually having a small clump or two of feathers lifted will do the trick.
Use the magic wand tool. The tuft should be fairly small. Copy the patch
and paste it onto another layer. I use the shortcuts: Ctrl+C or CMD+C,
then Ctrl+V or CMD+V and Shift+Ctrl+D or Shift+CMD+D.
Set the direction so the tuft looks like it is lifted at an angle from the other feathers.
Use the eyedropper to choose a color from the selected patch.
Vary the direction, density, length and the random seed as well as the feather colors
to get a natural look. I like to use three colors for good depth. You will need to
enter the fur filter each time you want to add another layer of feathers.
If some of the feathers don't look quite right, start erasing with the eraser
setting at 10% to 30% to gradually get the feathers closer to the head to
blend into the original rendered surface.