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Watercolour in Photoshop by LOVEpsychidelio Watercolour in Photoshop by LOVEpsychidelio

Gift for friend :iconhitsugayahinamori:
She's a wonderful and tallented traditional artist who is venturing around digital art.

This is basic brush settings.
You can apply the same settings to the default Round Brushes.

Many pictures to help Photoshop newbies.

Works just like traditional watercolouring.
Start from basic, light and non-detailed base.
Then gradually add a darker colour and detail lines.
This will be covered in the NEXT watercolour in P.S. tutorial.

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:iconchiberia:
chiberia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably the best I've seen so far, thank you very much!
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kijierqwert Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG. I`ve always wanted to do that in Photoshop. Now I can.
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Miirik Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh! I definitely want to use this in the future!

Thanks! :D
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superstarsagal12 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you sooooooo soooooooo much,this really helped me out! :3
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shilando Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the best digital watercolour tutorial I've ever seen :heart: thank you sooo much! :glomp:
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MissDudette Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
LOVE THIS.
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AlchemyFire Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for uploading this! I am so happy!
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wolf-in-a-dress Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you just use any brush in the natural brushes?
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OS9 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
THIS.<3

This will be really helpfull to me <3 I wish I had photoshop CS tho'. Or there was a watercolour tutorial for SaI :0
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Riyanatsu Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
thank you very much for this useful tutorial :heart:. I just made my avi for my blog using your tutorial. (please excuse my english, it's not my mother tongue)
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RingosGirl64 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAYYY!!!! :D LOVE IT!!! THANKS!!
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Osman10 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
goood
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astarayel Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
This is such a great tutorial--and it was nice to see how well it applies to later versions of PS!

I was just wondering, when you're adjusting the Brush presets, which brushes are you applying them to? My "Natural Brushes" all come out far too light, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong! :)

Thanks again!
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Saltwaterveins Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Thank you for this it's very helpful :D
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lilly-the-bunny Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Help. o3o
I have Photoshop elements 7, and I can't find the bevel and emboss option on there!
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1000-glass-angels Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I tried this and it made absolutely no sense
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ScarletFire666 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks very interesting :D I think I'll try it out soon :D
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Dibujantte Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010
thanks so much. Nice tut.
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Morfinium Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I tried it out and must say it's great. My tip to people who use it is to adjust the brush's opacity levels, diameter and Other Dinamics levels ;) Also different textures = different brushes. Some are softer and others are sharper depending on the texture.
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kawai-hime Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student General Artist
thanks for this tutorial, it'e really helpfull
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:iconcartoonifer:
cartoonifer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Gotta try this out soon! :D When it's not so late... :p
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FreyWillhazen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
awesomeness *thumbs up*
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crystal-of-ix Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks awesome ;)
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PaperRust Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Ohhh, you're amazing! My Corel Painter decided it was going to flip out every time I plugged in my tablet (I think it needs reinstalled...) and I want to try some digital watercolor because I like real watercolors. :) This helps! Thanks. :)
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Rachel1987 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty cool, I'll have to give it a try soon. Thanks!
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patria-mori Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
I haven't tried it out yet, but I've been looking at finding for a tutorial on this for awhile now, so thank you!
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kauvara Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
Thank you! This is super helpful ^^
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Buashei Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010   Digital Artist
GIANT RESPECT for this my friend I was trying to find a good way to mimic watercolour in PS for 6 months now and I didnt even got close to your effect. It was really pain in the ass for me, and you relived me from it GOD bless you god man.
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Yulynn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
gah i messed up somewhere lol
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100attempt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Wonderful .. thank you very much ^__^
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Lullu84 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
Thank you for this tutorial!

I made my drawing, Ocean Romance, with watercolor-brushes in Photoshop CS3.
I didn't change the paper though, only the brushes, and then worked with both multiply, normal and color. But couldn't have made it without this tutorial :)

See the drawing here:
[link]
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IemKT Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Ahh! thank you!
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Sx2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty! this is great
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Matiel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
UBER THANKS!
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SHADOWPRIME Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
A very helpful tut ^^ many kudos to you for making it!
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Mangacrazy123 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
I'm using PS elements 6.0. Is there an altenative to bevel/emboss? ^^;

Plz help!

Great tut, btw ^W^ :D
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ink-tasted-Dizzy Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
I couldnt follow very well. hmn, lets see, about the texture of the layer, what happened to it ? 1)have u removed it ?
2) wich brush r u using ? ( I did not see any like ur useing on my naturals :/ )
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Spoiled-kitten Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Awesome and very useful tuto. Thank you
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lovely-roses Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
i have a question!
i've followed the steps in this tutorial but now when i try to change back to the basic brushes the dots are really far apart, how do i make them normal again? :confused:
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Koushoku-jin Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for this Tutorial -- added to my :+fav:
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xstephychanx Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
wonderful, wonderful, WONDERFUL tutorial <3333 :hug:
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Windstorm1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
8D Finally I found one that works for me! Thank you ^.^ :+fav:
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Untitled-chan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Ooooh, this is nice [: This'll come in handy <3 Thanks~ and :+fav:
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Hapo57 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This helped me out a lot! Thank you so much! =3
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i-Lina Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting :D Must fav, seem this will be useful in the future. Can I ask a question? Do you need a tablet to get the desire watercolour effect or would a mouse just work fine?
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LOVEpsychidelio Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
lovely question!

the watercolour technique seen here is based on layering, so a mouse should work perfectly fine. :)

hmm.. i can't remember if i used a mouse when i made this..
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i-Lina Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah that's good to hear, since most of the watercolour tutorials I come across only work with the pressure sensitivity that can only be found in tablets.

Lol thank you so much for replying :hug:
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tomppu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Student Interface Designer
Thanks for this ! Helped me a lot and now the fun begins :3
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MissSerenith Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
I followed this step by step a few times.. my outcome never comes out like yours ._.;
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QueenGwen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
awsome, tutorial, just what I was looking for :D
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