Easy Way to Digitize your Watercolor Paintings in Photoshop

Ana Victoria Calderón, Artist

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9 Lessons (1h 16m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:05
    • 2. Project Planning

      3:23
    • 3. Scanning

      5:08
    • 4. Simple File Clean Up

      11:53
    • 5. Watercolor Floral Clean Up

      16:36
    • 6. Correction (Clone Stamp + Eraser)

      11:45
    • 7. A Side by Side Look

      2:00
    • 8. Master File

      12:43
    • 9. Extra Examples and Final Thoughts

      9:42
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About This Class

Welcome to Easy Way to Digitize your Watercolor Paintings in Photoshop! I'm so glad you're here and I am happy to share a new kind of Skillshare class with you. If you have taken any of my classes in the past, you will know that they are instructive classes on how to develop beautiful watercolor paintings of your own. 

This time, I am taking your projects one step further and teaching you the simple way I digitize my watercolor paintings in photoshop. While there are a lot of photoshop tutorials out there, this class actually dives deep into what a real life client project looks like when your job is to paint with watercolors and have those paintings be delivered professionally to your client.

In this class I will take you all the way from planning out the project, sending layouts to the client, to having a final set of paintings and how I personally like to digitize watercolors, which can get tricky because of all the transparencies in this medium. (you don't want to lose any of those precious washes by adding too much contrast!)

As a working artist, I am actually quite relieved to have studied my bachelor's degree in graphic design. When I started working with clients I quickly noticed how much my software skills would actually come in hand. Although I always preferred hand crafted design vs digital mediums, I am still grateful I was able to pic up enough understanding of Photoshop to be able to generate files that my clients would be happy to receive. 

I have worked on hundreds of watercolor projects for products, campaigns and editorial work, and I have found for these simple techniques to be effective for delivering proper files. I promise I will keep it as simple as posible for you! No complicated masks, just a basic knowledge of tools and a couple of tricks I've worked out for myself.

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Examples of watercolor paintings in use for product clients.

I hope you enjoy this class and please know that I will always do my best to answer any questions in the community board :)

Good luck and I can't wait to see what you make!

-Ana