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Hour 10. Advanced Painting Techniques > Simulating Different Media

Simulating Different Media

One of the remarkable "tricks" Photoshop can do is to simulate the appearance of other media. The effect can be achieved through the use of a filter (we'll jump ahead a little in this hour and introduce you to some of Photoshop's "artistic" filters). It can also be achieved through the use of the Smudge and Blur tools, or by choosing custom Paintbrushes and carefully applying paint with a particular Blend mode. You can either create a picture from scratch, or you can start with a photograph and make it look like a watercolor, an oil painting in any of a half dozen different styles, or even a plaster bas relief. Whatever the method, the results will amaze you.

Watercolors

Artists who work in conventional media have a great deal of respect for those who choose watercolors. It's probably the most difficult medium of all to handle. You have to work "wet" to blend colors, but not so wet that the image turns to mud. Doing it digitally is much easier. We'll start with a filter technique that makes a photo appear to have been created as a watercolor painting.


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