Watercolor text

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2018-05-25 19:18:59

I would love to create watercolor letters for my business but I cannot find a tutorial about it.
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2018-05-25 21:08:39

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Here's a quick 10 minute sketch that might get you started (it might not depending on whether this is the sort of effect you are looking for).
To replicate what I did:
Create a new doc (3000×2000px), with a white background.
Create your text with filled light grey. Chunky fonts will be easier.
Add a new layer opacity 50% and select it as the current layer.
Select a brush that has 'wetness'. That should be most of the lower half of the Paintbrushes group. I used Oval Wash.

Pick a nice bright colour and colour in the text. Do each letter in one pass if you want it to share the same 'wetness effect'. You don't have to be very neat.
Make the text a bright colour so you can see the edges clearly.
Neaten the outline of the watercolour layer using the Warp tool. The more you neaten, the more artificial it will look, so keep it fairly rough.
Add new layers at lower transparency to add texture (I didn't spend much time on this. It needed more).
Hide the text layer.
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2018-05-25 23:31:43

Thank you. I think I have to watch a few more basic tutorials, I just had one grey watercolor smudge
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2018-05-25 23:31:49

Thank you. I think I have to watch a few more basic tutorials, I just had one grey watercolor smudge
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2018-05-26 00:27:24

by Marion 2018-05-25 22:34:21 I just had one grey watercolor smudge
It's a start. Keep playing and exploring.
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2018-05-26 16:28:46

Hi Marion.

If you can't find any tutorials and want to practice this technique, you can sum up most of it in three steps.
1. Pick a nice bright colour. (I'll add that to the method above)
2. Using the 100px Oval Wash brush, draw a shape in one continuous stroke.
3. Neaten the outline of the shape using the Warp tool.

I hope this helps.

- Stef.
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2018-05-26 17:03:05

Hi Stef.
thank you so much for all the tips