Painting + Photoshop experiment

Here's one of my little projects that I worked on this weekend. I painted all the color layers in black and then scanned them into Photoshop to color them. I was trying to make something watercolor-y but still be able to color it on the computer. So here it is, a little Valentine's bear.


  1. I illustrate and paint by hand all the time, and play around with photoshop and use it for colour visuals, but I'm not very good at digi work.

    Please will you explain a little more?

    Did you paint the bear with water and brushes on paper, but just using black paint, and then scanned in artwork to change colours?

    Or, did you actually get the w/c texture effect using photoshop? If this is the case, please will you tell me how?

    Sorry, to be asking so many questions, you dont have to answer!

  2. Hi Penny!

    I painted everything in black first, similar to this post:
    (sept, 06 2007)
    Then I brought each part into photoshop on a different layer, then colored each with the "hue and saturation" tool (Image-Adjustments-Hue/Saturation)
    I changed the transparency mode in the layers to "Multiply" so it would get that overlayed watercolor effect.

  3. I think your photoshop experiment is a total success!


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