Applying a Paper Texture

The Watercolor brushes interact with paper grain — the colors flow, mix, and are absorbed into the paper. The luminance information of the current paper grain is used to determine how the paint diffuses into the paper and how it dries.

You can experiment with adjusting the sliders on the Papers palette and seeing their effect on the Watercolor brushes. The Scale slider controls the size of the grain. The Contrast slider, as it applies to the Watercolor layer, controls the height of the grain

A watercolor stroke before (left) and after(right) diffusion.

A watercolor stroke before (left) and after(right) diffusion.

surface. Adjusting the Contrast slider to the right increases the height of the grain and adds more texture as a result. Refer to "Using Paper Texture" on page 113 for more information.

The Scale slider controls the size of the paper grain. Left=50%, right=200%.

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