Expressive Watercolours for PS CS5+
Inspired by watercolor artists such as Chien Chung Wei, Joseph Zbukvic and of course John Singer Sargent. This set contains a total of 30 custom...
Inspired by watercolor artists such as Chien Chung Wei, Joseph Zbukvic and of course John Singer Sargent. This set contains a total of 30 custom brushes, mixer brush variants and erasers for getting an authentic watercolor effect. This pack is in tool preset (.tpl) format.
I've grouped these brushes into 3 main categories.
Opaque. No opacity controlled by pen pressure. I often use these for shape creation for masking or adding back flecks of exposed paper. Pooler. These are the fun ones, they have the wet on dry effect of pigment pooling on the edge of brush strokes. Soaker. Gives the wet on wet effect of adding darker washes on top of existing areas of paint. I mainly use these on new layers with blending modes + the included wet edge layer styles. As watercolor is a transparent medium i get the most authentic results from building up from light to darker tones using various blending modes on new layers, this has a nice effect with color and preserves texture. The blending modes i use the most are linear burn, linear light, multiply, color dodge, soft light and good old normal layers.
I also find darken layers useful for filling in light shapes without effecting the surrounding dark area. Using the custom layer setting i included helps punch up the wet edge effect and seems helps the colors mix in a pleasing way.
Using tool presets https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-photoshop-tool-presets-1697605