Here are nine of my Spacey Watercolors that you can download as a FREEBIE. I call them Spacey because I have used at least one space image in the creation of each of them. And, they are not real watercolors. That is, I did not use a real brush and real paper with real watercolors. The watercolor is all done digitally in Photoshop CS6, which is the version that I am now mainly using.
Here is what they look like. They are all 12 x 12-inch, 300 ppi, RGB, jpg files.
Here is a closer look at the first one.
Photoshop has some rather good watercolor brushes already in it. However, if you tweak the brush in the Brush Panel, you can come up with a very good watercolor brush that does quite a nice job of simulating a real watercolor on watercolor paper. This is how one of my brushes looks. Here it is when using just a blue color as the Foreground color and white as the Background color.
And here it is when I use the same brush with a light brown for the Foreground color an white for the Background color and overlap part of the stroke.
I think it gives a very nice rendition of how watercolors act on watercolor paper.
If you would like to see how to make your own watercolor brushes, go to Mark S. Johnson's site and see his Photoshop Workbench 302: Creating a Custom Watercolor Brush.
I added in all kinds of layers and layer blending modes and various watercolor layers and various space images to come up with these. Each is unique with numerous try this try that, vary this vary that, and see what happens.
I had a lot of fun creating these. I hope that you can find a use for them. You can download them by clicking here.
That's all for now.
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The EarlK Design blog consists mainly of entries that show how to do things using Adobe Photoshop that I hope you will find helpful and give your creative mind more tools to work with.
I use Adobe Photoshop CS6, and sometimes Adobe Illustrator CS5, Lightroom 5, and Corel Painter X. However, I believe that much of what I show can be done using Photoshop Elements.