How to Digitize Watercolor Illustrations (Beginner)

Audrey Ko, Watercolorist and Modern Calligrapher

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18 Videos (1h 21m)
    • Welcome Video

      1:36
    • Supplies Overview

      2:26
    • Painting Individual Watercolor Elements

      11:40
    • How to Scan

      1:20
    • How to Open, Save, and Rotate Image

      1:29
    • How to Duplicate Layer

      0:44
    • Erasing the Paper Texture Part 1: Levels

      1:37
    • Erasing the Paper Texture Part 2: Using the Eraser

      2:25
    • Erasing the Paper Texture Part 3: Magic Wand Method

      4:42
    • Erasing the Paper Texture Part 4: Magic Eraser Method

      3:18
    • Isolating Painted Elements into Individual Layers

      5:00
    • Editing Colors

      4:26
    • Digitizing in Illustrator

      10:46
    • How to Manipulate Form

      6:45
    • Putting it Together: Let's Make a Wreath

      5:29
    • Putting it Together: Corner Accent Design

      10:01
    • How to Export

      4:19
    • Final Thoughts

      2:50
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About This Class

Welcome to How to Digitize Watercolor Illustrations

Digitizing your paintings give you a lot of creative freedom and go beyond paper to products like aprons, pillows, and mugs like this one that I created with my individually painted winter/Christmas-themed illustrations!

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In this class, we'll paint individual illustrations, scan the whole thing, and then learn how to clean up your scan, digitize it, and arrange the illustrations to create unique shapes like a wreath and a corner accent design.

For this class, you will be required to have Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You can download a 30-day free trial at www.adobe.com/downloads

You will also need to be able to paint and scan your work. But if you don't have a scanner, you can use my scanned painting to practice the digitizing.

By the end of the class, you'll be able to digitize your work using two different methods. Soon, you'll be on your way to creating your own stationery, t-shirts, mugs, prints, and so much more!

Let's get started!

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Excellent class!
Great information! I love her style, and patience, and encouragement! I can't wait to do a watercolor to digitize and share.
Elaine T Rutledge

Creating something beautiful!

I like the way she teaches. more precise and very clear.

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Audrey Ko

Watercolorist and Modern Calligrapher

I’m Audrey, owner of and creative behind Things Unseen Designs.

I believe that everyone is creative.

My mission is to spark the creativity in all of us.

 

I come from a family with creative roots. Both of my paternal grandparents were painters, my grandmother specifically with watercolors. My parents have a fondness for music...

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