Digitize & Upcycle Your Watercolor Paintings Using Photoshop

Liz Kohler Brown, artist, designer, illustrator, teacher

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9 Videos (50m)
    • Learn How to Transform Your Watercolors

    • What You'll Learn + What You'll Need

    • Keyboard Shortcuts + Crop and Clean Up

    • Brightness, Levels, Magic Wand, and Eraser

    • Making a Master Document and Using the Clone Stamp

    • Adding Watercolor Elements to Your Master Document

    • Making a Card, Adding Borders and Text

    • Changing Colors

    • Saving and Sharing Your Watercolors

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About This Class

Have you ever made a watercolor painting that would be perfect if you could just change the color, spacing, or sizing?  Do you throw away pages of watercolor paintings because they just don’t seem perfect? If you are tired of seeing beautiful vibrant watercolors on Instagram and wondering, “Why don’t my watercolors look like that?”, then this is the class for you.  In this class we are going to cover everything you need to know to turn your (not so favorite) watercolor paintings into beautiful digital images.



  • How to create watercolors paintings that are ideal for digitizing
  • How to digitize your watercolor paintings by scanning or photographing
  • How to turn your watercolor painting into a layered document
  • How to change the colors of your watercolor paintings
  • How to resize, rotate, and collage watercolor elements


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Watercolor paintings


At the end of this course you’ll be able to totally transform your watercolor paintings, and use them for tons of different projects online and in print.  This course will inspire you to look at your watercolors in a whole new light.  Finished paintings that you used to throw in the trash because they had one little error, will suddenly become collage elements that you can turn into a whole new series of projects.


I’m an artist, designer, and digital nomad painting and designing full time while traveling around the world.  I make watercolor florals for fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap, and home decor.  You can check out my watercolor work here:


Society 6

A few years ago my husband and I started dabbling in print on demand graphics and quickly became addicted to the residual income you can make from print on demand sites.  Now we make a full time income from our print on demand shops. In this class I’ll show you how to make digital watercolor images that you can use for print on demand sites, selling digital downloads, or for personal projects like greeting cards, wrapping paper, and desktop backgrounds.

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I LOVE all Liz's classes. She explains things really clearly and succinctly and is very encouraging!
Really really helpful to see the process and how easy it is. Thank you so much! :)
Brenda Bourges

I'm on it!

Great class! Didn't finish to do the card, I just went through the first half to use for her follow-up class on watercolor patterns.





Liz Kohler Brown

artist, designer, illustrator, teacher

Hi everyone!  I'm an artist, designer, and illustrator who loves sharing new techniques and methods.  My background is in fine art and graphic design, and these days I'm focusing on surface design and illustration.  I've taught everything from ceramics and sculpture to watercolor painting and drawing.  Right now I'm obsessed withpushing the limits of painting and illustrating on my iPad, and can't wait to share all my discoveries here on Skillshare.  If you have ...

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