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Create Cool Watercolor Effects in Photoshop Some time ago I wrote an article on my blog listing some fashion-style illustrations from really amazing designers such as Bruno Fujii, Margot Mace, Raphaël of My Dead Pony, Stina Person, and others. The coolest thing in their design work is their use of watercolor effects. So in this tutorial I will show a quick way to simulate that effect using only Photoshop and some brushes. Final Image Preview Before we get started, let's take a look at the image we'll be creating. Step 1 Create a new document and a new layer. Step 2 Place an image in your document. Step 3 Select the layer of the girl and go to Image>Adjustments>Levels. Step 4 Now go to Filter>Artistic>Watercolor. Step 5 With the girl's layer selected, go to Layer>Layer Mask>Reveal All. Step 6 We need the Bittbox Watercolor Brushes 2 that you can download at this link. Next we create a new layer. Step 7 Now go to Layer>Layer Style>Blending Options. Step 8 Create a new layer. Step 9 Go to Layer>Layer Style>Blending Options. Step 10 Step 11
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Inspirationfeed - get inspired! Initializr - Start your HTML5 project in 15 seconds! Super Cool Watercolor Effect in 10 steps in Photoshop Last year I wrote a Photoshop tutorial for PSDTUTS showing how to create a very nice design using watercolor brushes. It was inspired by the work of guys such as Bruno Fujii, Margot Mace, Raphaël of My Dead Pony and Stina Person. This time I will create another effect but it will be using Masks and Watercolor brushesl; it's inspired by another great digital artist, the master Scott Hansen the mind behind ISO 50 and also some images from the Daily Inspiration. So in this tutorial we will use Photoshop, some brushes from Brusheezy and some stock photos. Step 1 Open Photoshop and create a new document, I'm using 1920x1200 pixels. Step 2 Add a new layer, fill it with white then make sure you have black and white for the foreground and background colors. Step 3 Let's add a nice texture. Place the image in the document on top of the other layers. Step 4 Now let's place an image in our document. Step 5 The image is hiding because of the mask. Step 6 Pick another Brush and paint again. Step 7 Step 8
How to Create HTML5 Banner Animation in Adobe Edge Many people are having high expectations of the new HTML5 and its significant changes from the previous versions. Moreover, someeven say that the new trend in HTML can compete with the great rich media tools, such as Flash. While Flash capabilities are more powerful and more extendable than the current version of HTML5, I do not see how it could compete with Flash. I believe both will have their own niche in the market, which I will try to cover in a further article in the following posts. Edge is one of the new promising Adobe tools that make it possibleto create HTML5 animation through a timeline and an interface similar to other Adobe applications, such as After Effect. In this tutorial, I will try to show you how to create aHTML5 banner animation in Adobe Edge using the timeline animation. You can check the final preview of the HTML5 animated banner by clicking the link below: Preview HTML5 banner animation Step1 Step2 Step3 Step4 Step5 Step6 Step7 Step8