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Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

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Old 05-27-2009, 07:10 AM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

As you can see Macca there are infinite possibilities in doing a watercolor. And Palms is always a great source for ideas. Mine may be somewhat unusual in that I combine three different watercolor effects, along with other tweeks, for a final result. I offer it here as food for thought. Hope it helps.

Change image DPI to 98
Apply INU_NO_EGOKORO water color effect
Apply HydrO effect – This creates a duplicate image named Watercolor
On Watercolor image, dupe background
Run onOne PhotoTools Watercolor effect to enhance edges – reduce opacity to between 50%-75% (The use of Topaz Simplify/Edges may do the same thing)
Dust and Scratches to soften a bit if desired
Sharpen, Clarify, Hue/Saturation, etc as desired
Apply Texture if desired

The INU NO EGOKORO effect can be downloaded here:
http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchang...&extid=1241520

The HydrO effect is from Mike Finn here:
http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~mikefinn/action.html
Download his Free effects Zip file, it's in there along with many other actions to try.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:26 AM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

Looks pretty good Skip. Thanks for sharing the info too.
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Old 05-27-2009, 10:31 AM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

This attempt is painted in photoshop using layers with Paint Engine and Caravaggio.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:55 PM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

WOW theres some nice watercolors coming through, I had better keep practising.

Thanks heaps for the workflow to, it really helps us beginners.
Cheers
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:32 PM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

Everyone seems to have their own style. Here's mine. And since I wasn't happy with what I was getting with the AHB, this is strictly filters, which is unusual for me.

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Old 05-27-2009, 08:18 PM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

Another from me with a combination of actions, plug-ins, filters, layer modes and opacity changes, with some masking thrown in for good measure
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:36 AM
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Nice and colorful Olbady
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Old 05-28-2009, 03:57 PM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

All done in Buzz
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:57 PM
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My friend wants a digital watercolor of his house and really likes the style attached.

I'm fairly new to this photo art but am a keen learner.

Does anyone know how to get a similar style as the white house with the red house photo attached?

Is there any program or plugin or technique that will come close?

Your assistance is much appreciated.
Thanks
Here is what Photoshop CS4 and a couple of plugins can do.
But the last one is one of Danny's actions.
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

Standard Photoshop filters entirely.
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