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Digitize Your Watercolors: Create An Invitation

Ale Lozano, Illustrator + Lettering Artist

Digitize Your Watercolors: Create An Invitation

Ale Lozano, Illustrator + Lettering Artist

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4 Lessons (22m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Supplies + Scanning

    • 3. Editing 1

    • 4. Invitation Editing 2

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About This Class

Hi! This class is also for those of you who love working with watercolors and don't know much about Photoshop. I will not teach you how to paint and how to do lettering, I will only teach you after you have all that ready, how to scan your art, open it on Photoshop, start editing, correcting mistakes, and then start to put all that together into a composition. I will also talk about what I do when printing, and some advice for when going to a printing house. Let's go!

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Ale Lozano

Illustrator + Lettering Artist


Hi friends!

My name is Alejandra Lozano, aka Ale Lozart.

I'm 21, Graphic Design graduate based in Mexico. Calligraphy, Hand Lettering, Typography and everything that has to do with letters is totally my thing! I'm also really into illustration and using watercolors.

You can buy prints of my work on etsy too: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AleLozart

I have an instagram page, @alelozart you can follow me there if you want and see what I'm up to!

Thanks for reading guys, I hope to see you soon :)

Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/alelozart/

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1. Intro: Hi, everyone. Welcome to my new class. Digitize your watercolors. Create an invitation for those of you who don't know me, I am Ali, Louisiana. I am graphic design student and I also really enjoy painting with watercolors illustration and everything that has to do with letters on lettering, calligraphy and all these kind of stuff in this class. I wanted to teach you something that's really simple and basic, but it's gonna be really useful for you specially if you're just starting with photo shop and don't know much about it. And these classes just straightforward to that, I'm going to teach you from scanning Teoh editing and getting rid of the white background and resize your document and all that kind of stuff. And it's not going to be how to paint each flower and each leave all that because I already have a lot of classes where I teach you how to be a flowers and how to paint lives. So in this class, I just wanted to be like digital. And while this is the things that you're going to learn, you're gonna learn how to skin your artwork, how to open eating photo shop, get rid of the white background that we don't want how to correct the mistakes that you made along the way while painting with a razor toe. We're going to change the levels of the image to change the colors and the separation and vibrance. And I'm also going to give you some advice and tips for when you're going to print your illustrations and, well, that's it. As you can see, this is pretty basic, and it's perfect for those who don't know much about Photoshopped and want to start their own projects. So in this class, the only things that you're going to need is your artwork done. You're going to need a scanner. Maybe if you don't have one of your home, you can go to enough is Max or to a printing house or or whatever. They have a scanner and get your stuff skins, and you're going to need photo shop. So that's it. That's the only things that were going to be working with. And I'm also going to touch Ah, file where I teach you step by step, the process on reading now. So if you get lost, you can check that document in the product section and well, I hope you can join me in this class and let's get started 2. Supplies + Scanning: in case you don't have anything done. Or maybe you don't know how to do Can lettering and you want included into your invitation ? You can take a look at my other classes. I have a lot of them. I teach you a little about hollering about flowers if you don't know how to paint them about it. I have a ton off classes you can choose from. And now that you have your artwork and your hand lettering and everything done, you can keep going with this class and then we can move on to scanning and editing and everything like that. So this is the artwork I chose. I chose for these invitations some leaves to decorate the invitation. I'm also going to use some lettering. I made some lettering styles and I'm just gonna choose what what fits best. And I also did some extras, like some flowers and some leaves, because sometimes you me something and just to decorate what's necessary. So just feel free to use whatever you like and to out to your composition in this case, is what I'm gonna use these three elements. Now I'm going to teach you how to scan them. So now I'm skinning my illustration with a scanner I had at home. I think it's a little too small for this product. So if you have these issues, you can go to a printing house or you can go to our enough, he smacks, or something like that and you can get your stuff, um, scanned. But in this case, I'm going to do it at home. I'm gonna said the resolution at 600 that I'm going to place it on my desktop. Then I'm gonna name it us leaves. And I'm going to choose the format off J Pick because it's easier to work with that. Then I'm going to select the part I want scanned. So in this case, I'm going to draw a box, and then I'm going to heat skin, and that's pretty much much it. You're just going to have to wait, um, for your scanning for your scanner to finish. It takes like, three minutes, and then you're going to open it in the place. You on my In my case, it's going to open in the desktop, Um, and that's it. Then in the other, in the next video, I'm going to teach you how to open this image in voter shop and how to get rid off the white background and everything like that. So, um, this is how it it turned out like this. And now that you have your image, we can keep going with the next video. 3. Editing 1: so name Photoshopped I'm gonna go to fire, click on open and click on these image Scant image I got from my illustration Now I'm gonna make another layer And rename the background as leaves so we can move it up And this layer one down Um, Now I'm gonna take the magic want and select the white and then President Lee Bun like this , and then I'm gonna click on commend the to de select. So now I'm gonna take the eraser to because I want to raise some leaves that we weren't scanned the way I wanted because my scanner was little too small for my project. So I'm gonna have to get rid of those that didn't come out right. I'm gonna take the hardness to 27. Nope. STI size is a little too big. So control. See, I'm gonna put this size a little. Yes. Now I'm going to erase the leave. Seidel Neat. It's like this one or some imperfections that that I didn't like for some mistakes that I did while I was painting some pencil lines and stuff like that. I'm gonna be Oh, so now I'm going to open up another file Gonna go to file and neatly go new, and I'm gonna set it out letter size, and see him. Why, Kate gonna click? Okay. And then I'm gonna go to the other document and drag it down just like this until they become separated. And then I'm going to drag it to these documents, so it's a little too big. So I'm going to precise it the way I want locates applied transformation. And there we have our our leaves in letter size. Okay, so now I think what I'm gonna do is check if there's any imperfections that we didn't see, because now we have the white background, so I'm gonna take them. They raise their tools, change the size and erased those little things that we didn't see before on the other document. I just want to make sure that the background is as clean as possible. So when it's printed, it looks very cool. And with any with any caller off background that it still looks cool. So we're going to make sure the background is as clean as possible way. Want to change the levels off this image, so I'm gonna go clean image adjustments and click on levels. So this is going to make it look more vibrant or yeah, with more collar. So you just change it there, as you like, and then I'm gonna go again in adjustments and hue saturation and gonna change the green. Still a little bit more yellow. It depends on the look you're going for, but I would like it to be more more like a yellowish color. Not so dark. So that's what I'm gonna gonna change. And yeah, So this is it for the leaves. I'm going to see you on the other video where we add, um, the rest of the stuff. 4. Invitation Editing 2: So now I'm gonna add the lettering, so I'm gonna click on file, could open. And at this scanned image, I'm gonna rotate it. And I'm gonna select these letting right here, and I'm gonna make another layer first changed a background to Teoh lettering and then put the layer which shows down. And now I'm gonna take the magic one and select the white and then delete and then Mandy to the select, And I'm gonna check if there's anything to be erased. But apparently everything's perfect. So now I'm gonna take the lasso to world first, starting the layer we want and then take the lesson to and then select um, the lettering control. See, now control V and there we help our lettering. So I want this to be in the center and the info on on the sides. So I'm going to rename the layer off lettering so everything's organized. I need to looking very good. So far, I really like it. So I'm gonna start adding some other extras that I made. So these flowers and leaps and some extras for anything that was necessary. So I'm gonna do the same gonna do another layer and renamed the background us flowers or whatever. And I'm gonna take the magic wand and and he raised the white. You can change the tolerance here. I changed in 20. And now there we have our our flowers and I'm gonna take the last two. Gonna select the leaves. Just make sure you're in the right layer, because it's not gonna copy, you see. So then you go, you go to the layer and then select the leaves Control C control V And there you have your release. So I'm going to rece ice it, and I think I'm gonna put it, like in the lettering right there. So it's so it looks nice right there. So it's about composition and and I don't know, thinking what's best. What? It's best with your idea with your client's idea. I don't know. It all depends, but you have to experiment and try different things. Like if you would want a flower, you can put it wherever you want. It's about experimenting and see what works best. And if you're working for a client, you can do several options. So she can she on sheer he can see. Um, I don't know have options in and choose what's best for him for her. And I really like this leaf. So I think I think this one's a little too big, but Okay, so now I'm gonna take these flowers, gonna take a lasso tool and do the same. Just make sure that you're in the right layer because I always forget Mia's. I forgot. Just make sure you're in the right layer and then copy Paste it. I felt like it was missing something. The lives we put I wanted it not to look very flowery and very like that, because, I mean, it's so wedding. You don't want too much flowers or stuff. I wanted to have more like greens, but I think it was too much green. So I thought it would be cool to out some flowers. So this is how it's looking so far. So now I'm gonna paste it here, and I think I'm gonna put it on the other side. You can resize it or rotated and see where it fits best. I think here is a red spot. So I'm gonna click that. Yeah. So I don't know if you can see, but there are. There were some transparency transparencies on the flower and and solve it like we're very white. So they were kind of the lead id with the magic one. So I'm gonna click on the leaves layer, and then I'm gonna take the eraser to and he raised the leafs behind the flower. So now you can see the transparencies that were there that didn't work out. And there we go. I'm gonna see if the other flower has any problems. I think not. So I think it's looking pretty great. So now I had these info on on illustrators. I'm just gonna copy and paste it here and resize it. And this is the part where you kind of have to do I work and see Just trust your eye and see if it looks good. There. The information If it's too much info, if you have to re Zais anything or if the logo off the lettering is too big or you have to resize it, it's all up to you. I'm just following my instincts here and now. I'm going to luck these layers, so nothing bothers me while I do this. And I think it's looking great there. It may seem a little tiny, the the the front. But I think once it's printed, it won't look like that anymore because because it's letter size, so I don't think it's gonna be a problem anyways. You still have to run some tests and print several to see you like it if the client likes it. If you're working with clients upset, Um, but yeah, I think this this size is OK. For now like that, it's looking pretty good. Yes, I like. Still, I'm just going to do several tests to see if I liked lettering or I think it's It has to be like writer and stuff, but just gonna change the size of the leaves on the sides like that and renamed the Layers like that. So now I've just put two invitations on a tabloid file because some printing places they are cheaper on the tablets, and you you can print two in one, you know, so it's cheaper and you just have to cut it. That's it. But I think it's a great option if you're trying to save money and but and they still look very cool and I'm just going to save it as an invitation. Pdf. And one advice I can give to you are going to a printing houses that you that you take your USB with you on the files in PSC ending. PDF in pdf Every printing house, most of them, um, ask you the pdf and the PSD is because if you make any mistakes like you messed up the date or something like that or the size wasn't the one that you really wanted, the best thing you can do is take your lap laptop with you and the PSD file so you can change it in your computer and that's it. Like you won't have any problems with it because it once happened to me that I messed up the date. And but I was lucky to have the file in my computer. So everything when all right. But I think it's important that you that you re prepare for that. And also, if you're working in Illustrator and you downloaded a fund that is not common, you just make sure that you turn it into vectors. I mean into Europe's. And that is, um you go to type, I think, and create outlines or command ship. Oh, and that creates the outlines off the funds. And now you won't have any problems with it. And I think it's my advice I can give to you every printing houses different. So just make sure that you take the PSD file in your computer for any emergencies and yeah , that's it. So thanks a lot for taking my class. I wanted this short because I know that when it comes to digitize in watercolors and stuff like that, you wanted to be, like, straightforward, and I just wanted to make this really quick insured and basic. For those of you who don't know much about four ship I know I don't know much about ownership, so if I could do this, you can do to. So I hope that you share your personal projects with me on the project section. It doesn't have to be an invitation. And it can be an illustration or anything you you want to be working with when it comes to watercolors and and this kind of stuff on lettering And yes, So I hope that if you have any questions, just let me know, and I'll try to answer them and just share what you learn. And, yeah, thank you for taking my class all season.