Working with the Watercolor Layer

You can transfer, or lift, information from the canvas to the Watercolor layer. This is useful if you want to apply Watercolor effects to a photograph, for example. You can also wet the entire Watercolor layer, which activates a diffusion process that you can control. Unless a Watercolor layer is already selected, a new Watercolor layer is automatically created when a Watercolor brush is applied to an image.

The Watercolor layer is represented on the Layers palette by a blue water droplet icon. When the icon is falling, it indicates that the drying process is underway. It is a good practice to monitor the Watercolor icon while painting with Watercolor brushes. If too many strokes are made within a short period, particularly with slow-drying brushes, the application can become slower. In this situation, it is best to wait for the drying process to finish before continuing.

To create a new Watercolor layer

1 Choose Window menu > Show Layers to display the Layers palette. If the Layers palette is not expanded, click the palette arrow.

2 Do one of the following:

• On the Layers palette, click the palette menu arrow, and choose New Watercolor Layer.

• Click the New Watercolor Layer button $ at the bottom of the Layers palette.

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