Liquid

This next example uses a monochrome original and the unusual properties of a Liquid Ink brush to create a very hard rough finish. Like Watercolor clones, Liquid Ink uses a special layer which can be adjusted at any time. Because of this you will need to save the file in RIFF format until the picture is completed.

Step 1 File> Open> DVD> Step-by-step files> '09

Knight Statue' .

Step 2 File> Quick Clone.

Step 3 Select the Coarse Bristle Resist brush from the Liquid Ink brush category. Make the brush size 99.6, the opacity 12% and the Smoothness 10%. This resist brush will put unseen marks on the layer that will stop ink from taking on the paper. This is like putting wax on a piece of paper then painting over with water-based paint, the wax will stop the paint from being absorbed. Step 4 Make four brush strokes down the centre of the picture with the resist brush. You will not see anything but the effect will become apparent in the next step.

Figure 9.18

Original photograph.

Figure 9.19

Painting over the resist brush strokes gives this broken effect.

Figure 9.18

Original photograph.

Figure 9.19

Painting over the resist brush strokes gives this broken effect.

Step 5 Select the Coarse Bristle brush from the Liquid Ink category. On the Properties bar make the brush size 44.4, opacity 30% and Smoothness 22%.

The change to the Smoothness slider will make this brush very rough. Click the clone color option in the Colors palette.

Step 6 Paint in short strokes from the top of the picture, give the brush time to finish each stroke as this is a very complicated brush and works slowly Don't allow the brush to linger in one place as the density will be too strong. As you can see in Figure 9.19 the picture is very broken up, partly due to the resist paint applied earlier. Change the Layer Composite Method to Hard Light, which will increase the hardness of the texture.

Step 7 Make a new Liquid Ink layer by clicking on the new Liquid ink icon in the Layers palette, the icon is the fifth from the left. Change this layer to Hard Light composite mode as previously. Step 8 Use the same brush and paint again to show more of the picture. Figure 9.20 shows this layer seen with Layer 2 and the white Canvas (Layer 1 is turned off in order to show the layer separately). Step 9 Make another Liquid Ink layer in Hard Light composite mode and paint more texture, fill in areas that are blank. Figure 9.21 shows this layer with just the white Canvas below, you will be working with all the layers visible and will therefore see the whole picture as it develops rather than one layer at a time as illustrated here.

Figure 9.20

Adding more detail with additional

Figure 9.20

Adding more detail with additional

The reason for making separate layers is that layers. it allows more flexibility when the picture is being finished. The opacity and composite method of each layer may be changed.

The Layers palette is shown in Figure 9.22 and the final picture in Figure 9.23.

Figure 9.21

Filling in areas not previously painted.

Figure 9.22

Final layers palette.

Figure 9.21

Filling in areas not previously painted.

Figure 9.22

Final layers palette.

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