Since I started showing my watercolour works, people have been asking me how do I digitize them.
I tried some techniques, some programs that do everything, but the result that I liked most you can see in the videos below. And they are simple:
# 1 I send the photo (high quality) by e-mail (you can also scan; I don't use the option, as my scanner doesn't give me a good result). Download it and open in Photoshop;
# 2 I do the treatment of the image until the necessary colour: using the functions “curves”, “brightness / contrast” and, when necessary, I change the saturation and colour balance;
# 3 I remove the background of the image using the "pen" and "magnetic loop" tools. The latter is more volatile, so I use it when watercolour has this more organic style.
# 4 Done! I save it in PNG for use in printing projects or in Photoshop (to apply in projects like in the 3rd video).
There is not much secret, but knowing how to use the program helps and speeds up the process.
Do you know any faster and more effective method? Which do you use? Tell me in the comments!
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