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Watercolor Effect?

posted by iQuitt • 6 years ago

Hey there! Quick question: How do you make your own watercolor effect for designs. Like the kind on the shirt design, Seasick Symphony. I don’t wanna use free downloadable brushes or anything. So how do you make ‘em?

Do I first paint on a piece of paper, then scan, and then what? Can anyone explain the process?

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chev chev Artist from United States

scan them and use them in photoshop or whatever editor u use.. or you could get images off of a stock image website.. sum might be free some youll have to pay for

if the scanned image doesnt show right try messin about with the layer modes..

asaule asaule Artist from United States

there you go champ! go media zine is being slow right now but both tutorials are originally from there

A7is A7is Artist from

There’s also a number of watercolor (and other paint) effects in Corel Painter. You could experiment with that as well.

A7 is (painting)

Kaysetoaster Kaysetoaster Artist from

just cut out the background color and maybe rework the edges with some brushes. you can also use a stone texture and just do some tricks on it… just uploading a video tutorial on how to do that… :) i’ll paste it in here as soon as it’s on :)

MEKAZOO MEKAZOO Artist from Turkey

illustrator have great watercolor brushes in cs3 version. And veryyyyyy easy to use. Btw anyone bored of those paint splashes or watercolor effects?

Kaysetoaster Kaysetoaster Artist from

nope, i love them :)

bluemonkey bluemonkey Artist from

i love them too! i wana make my own soon : )

this post also helps me : ) thanks

Kaysetoaster Kaysetoaster Artist from

ok :) here it is: my first tutorial. probably the worst way to do water-color effects… but it works for me. hope you have fun with it. :)

sry for the huge format… didn’t know how to make it smaller…

Kaysetoaster Kaysetoaster Artist from

and sorry for the bad english^^

INTRO INTRO Artist from

thanx for the tut’s they really help….. :)

INTRO INTRO Artist from

Kaysetoaster just saw your tut too.
thanx man but got one question left.
at the end you got alot of colors and gradients? but is that printable?
Because with the tut
they work with halftones (so not aloot of color and gradients.)

Kaysetoaster Kaysetoaster Artist from

hi intro, DBH does all the stuff with preparing the design for the print. the can print every color-transition as long as it’s not an oversized design.

INTRO INTRO Artist from

So I can play in photoshop (as long the size and dpi is large enough) with as many colors that I want. :O :O
You just opened my eyes… thanx man

starry_eyez starry_eyez Artist from Sri Lanka

Use Corel Painter lots of “Water color EFFECTS ARE THERE...

vad_ns vad_ns Artist from United States

i think the best way to do watercolor effect is using real watercolor textures, plus you can change them at any way you want in photoshop

ez-kun ez-kun Artist from

asaule said:

there you go champ! go media zine is being slow right now but both tutorials are originally from there

thanks for the mention, I’m happy you think my tut is useful!
also, the design is till up for voting here at DBH, if you want to give it a clicker!

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