Fake a Watercolor in Photoshop Part 2
What you'll learn
- Learn all about creating Illustrator brushes and then importing into Photoshop to add the watercolor look
- How to take a vector composition and mimic the "look" of modern watercolor techniques
- How to simulate the look of watercolor
- Illustration and design
- The prerequisite is Part 1, Fake a Watercolour, in Illustrator. Illustrator and Photoshop experience is recommended.
- Experience with graphic design is recommended
This course is Part 2 in the series "How to Fake a Watercolour" in which we use digital means to create what looks like natural watercolour painting. We will use special techniques to apply edge effects on our mask layers to add a textural edge. We will fill the masked groups with layers of watercolour textures and other techniques to further mimic the look of real watercolour.
Who this course is for:
- Illustrator and Photoshop users who want to give their vector illustrations a more authentic, hand done art piece.
- Illustrators who want a digital version of watercolor
Hello, I'm Delores. I was an art educator for 30 years, teaching graphic design, fine art, and theatrical design. My own education took place at college and university, in Manitoba, Canada, and has been honed through decades of graphic design experience and my work as a professional artist, which I have done for over 40 years (eeek!). In the last few years I have also been involved in art licensing with contracts from Russ, Artwall, Studio El, Trends, Metaverse and more.
This is where I say something existential or clever about my inspiration: The colours of nature and my intuition guide my art: my most generous muses are light, sunshine, and flora. My work ranges through multiple media: my confidence with acrylic paint, ink, marker, collage, pencil, pastels, pencil crayon, watercolour, and digital painting provide many ready paths of self-expression.
But to be honest, often I don’t plan how a piece will ultimately look, but work in many layers, creating new relationships and deepening the complexity, intricacy and subtlety of the images over time. Once complete, I use this art for greeting cards, wall art and many other pieces I sell though art licensing and on products I create for my store. The bottom line? I love to experiment and mix both natural and digital mediums to create everything from very commercial work to very non-commercial fine art abstract paintings (and yes, I do sell these, so I guess they are commercial after all).
I am so excited to share my knowledge with you all in the Udemy universe as this has been one of my favourite haunts. I feel privileged and excited to become an online teacher here amongst some real stars in the art world. Please join me in my classes and follow me. I am sure we will have tons of great adventures together (oh my, so cliché). Anyhow, here we go...