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Old May 12th, 2011, 08:11 PM
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BC 181 Watercolor

Hi all,

The tutorial this week is making a Watercolor Effect. I found it while looking for a different tut! Feel free to experiment with the different settings. I love when you guys make your own settings. You always come out with such beautiful creations!



http://www.photoshopcreativeelements...hp?f=18&t=8816



1. Open image
2. Ctrl J (dup the image)
3. Rename this layer Dry Brush
Go to Filter -> Artistic -> Dry Brush (I made my setting 2, 10, 1)
(Note: Good idea to play with other Artistic options.)
4. Ctrl J (dup) the Dry Brush layer and rename to Smart Blur
- Go to Filter -> Blur -> Smart Blur (these settings are high, but play around with them, anyway what I being using are 15.6, 51.2, low and Edge Only). This will make the layer Black with white lines.
- Crtl I to Invert to black lines on white
- From the Layer Palette, Blending Mode -> Soft Light
- Enhance -> Adjust Color -> Adjust Hue/Saturation to 0, +70, +5 (want to lighten the colors a little.)

Ok the fun part, one more layer.
5. New layer that is created using the Create Adjustment Layer (round button that is half black, half with in the layer palette) and select Solid Color and pick white as the background (rename layer to paint) . Everything should appear white (until you start 'painting').

Make sure that your Color Picker is Black for painting.

Now select your Brush, I've been using the Wet Media Brush -> Heavy Flow and Size first to around 125-150 and the Brush Opacity low around 9. Go over the this layer (paint) starting around the center and going out. The more you go over the more of a build up there will be.

. Thru out the 'painting' change the Brush Opacity (but not going over 23 or so) and brush sizes (max I have been going is 175 and low end is really low). Remember to use short strokes ...

Zoom into the paint layer and in different areas darken some of the shadows (this is were I lower the size of my brush a lot). If you darken to much, remember that by changing back to white will lighten (just remember to change back to black )

Once you are happy go to Filter -> Texture -> Texturizer ->(pick the one you like) Canvas is what I being using and set the settings to 61, 9, top right.

Ctrl F to apply the texture again.

You may want to paint a little after the texture is apply in a few areas, this will 'soften' some of the texture.

Framing is left up to you and what you like.

We'll keep the comments andor questions in this thread and, as always, EVERYONE is invited to join the fun!
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Old May 12th, 2011, 08:13 PM
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I'll get us started with an image taken at puppy club.


BC181 (1 of 2) by victry1, on Flickr
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Old May 12th, 2011, 10:29 PM
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Eleanor..............you've achieved beautiful results with this tut! Look forward trying it.
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Nicely done Eleanor. Here are a couple old Chevy's from a car show tonight.



Thanks for the tut!!

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Elenaor,

Thanks for posting this tutorial, but I think credit should be given where due. The tutorial was originally posted on THIS forum by fellow villager Dane (fdlite) in either THIS THREAD or THIS ONE.

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Wanted to try this again to see if I could get a more painterly look....



Think this is an improvement, but for me this will take more practice.......a great tut nonetheless!
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Just new to elements, only using it for a few weeks, but decided to give this a try, here is Whitby Abbey (not sure what i have done wrong posting the pic, the url is there but no thumbnail)



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Hi Paul,

Your picture is there but the dimensions are too large to easily view. Your results from the tut are really quite nice. Try reducing your image size and post again. Making your longest side about 800 should give you a nice viewing size. If you need help doing that post back and someone will gladly help.
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Eleanor, thanks for the interesting tut!

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