Soft Runny Watercolor

Step 1 File> Open> DVD> Step-by-step files> '08 Slater's Bridge'.

Step 2 File> Quick Clone. Turn off the tracing paper as it is difficult to see the detail in this very light clone.

Step 3 Select the Watercolor> Soft Runny Wash brush, size 100.0, opacity 2%. Click the clone color option in the Colors palette. Step 4 Starting from the bottom, gently paint into the picture allowing the picture to slowly reveal itself. This brush uses a lot of diffusion and is therefore very slow to use. Keep an eye on the watercolor symbol in the layers palette and wait for it to stop jjjgmjUllllimmijglljmimUjUUIj^^^^ Figure 8.19 Original photograph.

moving before continuing to paint.

Step 5 Decrease the brush size to 50.0 and increase the opacity to 3% and paint over the key parts, which are the bridge, the foreground posts, the water and the trees. This will give the picture more shape while still maintaining the delicate overall appearance. Step 6 If the picture looks too dark when finished, lower the opacity of the watercolor layer. Figure 8.20 shows the final version. The end result is very soft and delicate and could be used as a base for a more detailed picture.

Figure 8.20

Slater's bridge.

Figure 8.20

Slater's bridge.

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