Watercolor in one of the main trends in graphic design. You can find it in logotypes, corporate identity, websites and and other artworks. This watercolor design tutorial for beginners explains the basics from brush painting to using watercolors in typography.

 

Watercolor Textures for Graphic Design

This preview tutorial meet you with watercolor technique in graphic design: how it started from the scratch with brush. Next tutorials explains you how to work with watercolors in graphic editors to digitize your paint.

 

How to Create a Watercolor Photoshop Brush

This tutorial teach you how to create a custom watercolor photoshop brush! Having a watercolor photoshop brushes in your brush library is super handy for two reasons: First of all,  you don’t have to place large textures or search for them on your computer, and second it keeps file sizes smaller. These are really quick to create and can be huge time savers.

 

Create Seamless Watercolor Patterns in Photoshop

 

Change any Watercolor Texture to a Specific Color

This tutorial explains three methods to change color using Photoshop: changing all of the colors within the watercolor to something different, changing the entire watercolor into one specific color (which is great for branding), and changing just a portion of the watercolor to a different, specific color.

 




How to Vectorize Watercolor Textures

In this tutorial you learned how to digitize watercolor textures – from scanning them in, to color adjustments, to removing the background correctly so they could be placed on anything. When a watercolor texture is scanned in, you’re limited by the greatest size and resolution your scanner is able to scan at. For large applications (think billboards, signage, posters), if a professional scanner wasn’t used, resolution is likely too small for the texture to reproduce as crisply as you might wish. Vectorized texture can be rescaled infinitely without losing quality, they make a great alternative to finding a high res scanner and going through the process of color editing + removing the background again. Watercolor textures are super detailed, so finding a happy medium with file size and a similar outcome to the raster (pixel) based image is key when vectorizing.

 

How to Create Watercolor Typography in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

This tutorials will show how to apply watercolor textures to hand lettering for creating personal, handmade and artistic touch. It’s easy to do with seamless watercolor pattern (not  vectorized) using diffrent techniques in Photoshop and Illustrator.

 

 

Don’t miss Teela Cunningham Watercolor Textures in Graphic Design course with additional materials, tips and samples.

Check also free watercolor textures for more ideas and inspiration.

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