Return to Main Discussion Page


Main Menu | Search Discussions

Search Discussions


Roy Erickson

2 Years Ago

This Is My 'first' Attempt At Creating A Digital Watercolor

Photography Prints

I've used that function before and never been really satisfied with it - maybe this works.

Reply Order

Post Reply

Jeff Kolker

2 Years Ago

What function?


Shawn Dall

2 Years Ago

ehh as a digital artist It feels a bit... obvious to me what you have done. You might want to tweak it a bit more in my opinion, maybe soften those extremely blocky coloured parts. I am also a watercolour artist but I do it on paper, so maybe I am a bit biased.


Sydne Archambault

2 Years Ago

What software are you using? Watercolors in real life or digital have been less than desirable results for me. However I have seen some outstanding results of other artists who have focused just on watercolors. So like anything else it is practice and finding the touch for it.


Ann Powell

2 Years Ago

I have never been very happy with the watercolor filter in photoshop by itself. I am not sure if that is what you are using. If I use it I almost always combine it with a bunch of other layers and textures in combination. I like the way it has made the fish look, but I agree with Shawn, it may need a little more tweeking. I am not sure what, I usually get into a time wasting experiment trying out different looks..


Dale Ford

2 Years Ago

I love the colors, composition and flow of this image, Roy. However, I'm not sure it holds up to high resolution scrutiny. I'd like to see the pixelation softened a bit, perhaps with some subtle blurring, while retaining the sharpness of the fish eyes. All in all, I think you're on to something.


Roy Erickson

2 Years Ago

Well, I appreciate all of your input. I'm using a photo program by Serif. This was sort of a failed digital image that I thought I'd try the watercolor 'function' of the program. I may play with it some more - the fish - I created them AFTER the watercolor debacle. and Shawn - I did watercolors for years - and this digital interpretation of that art is lacking in most programs.


This discussion is closed.

Browse Through Millions of Images from the World's Greatest Artists and Photographers

On top of it - Mike Dawson

On Top Of It

Mike Dawson

Wicker Chair - William Ireland

Wicker Chair

William Ireland

Deal Pier Sunrise - Ian Hufton

Deal Pier Sunrise

Ian Hufton