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Digital Painting in Photoshop by Susan Ruddick Bloom

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CHAPTER 5

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Painting with Watercolors in Photoshop

Fig. 5-1 Orchid.

Most of us think of Photoshop as a software program devoted solely to photo enhancement. We use Photoshop to alter the crop on our image, enhance saturation or contrast, remove unsightly blemishes or red eye, and, in short, improve our photographs. Yes, Photoshop is indeed the premiere program for these tasks. But have you ever thought about painting in Photoshop? I don’t mean running your image through the Watercolor Filter, expecting a watercolor painting to emerge in seconds. I mean making brush strokes that are truly painterly.

Photoshop contains hidden tools that are perfect ...

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