I demonstrate how I’m using watercolor effects in Photoshop to create a watercolor. I put an overlay of a scanned page of Fabriano rough WC paper over the page, choose Multiply as the layer blending option, and then a layer of tone is placed over the drawing, after which I place the coloring layer. That tonal layer is how I get the lighting effects. I dodge certain parts of that layer to get spot lighting effects. The coloring layer is painted with a watercolor brush, which builds up strokes. I smudge the edges of the strokes where I want forms to turn in space. Forgive the sound of the washing machine on spin cycle. We have to call the Maytag repairman.

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