Photoshop Watercolor texture tutorial – How to clean up your scanned image

Photoshop Watercolor texture tutorial – How to clean up your scanned image


hi everybody and welcome this is Dawn
over at nerdygirlcreative.com and today I wanted to share with you a quick
tutorial on how I work on some of my watercolor textures these are the same watercolor textures
that are featured in my water color texture packs which you can purchase
over an article creative com each texture pack is scanned in at 300
DPI and they are at least two thousand pixels wide you can use these watercolor textures in
your own projects you can create custom greeting cards fabrics use them in
creating logos there’s tons and tons of fun things that
you guys can do with these alright let’s jump in alright so today
we’re working in photoshop and i’m going to show you how i teach my watercolor
textures that i have here and get them from here looking kind of all right to
overhear cleaned out looking ready to use in your projects over in a layering
the PSD file and as you can see everything is pretty much been cleaned
up in this version so we’re going to go from here – awesome over here how hardheaded so since I have pretty
hard edges on these textures I like to use the magic wand tool i find
this is the best and quickest tool for me to get these images out of the
document so what we do is we it’s going to go
ahead and click that one – let’s also W on the keyboard we’re going to go ahead and make our
selection so i’m going to go ahead and click and as you can see it made its
election which is pretty nifty I love this tool it’s really quick and
easy to grab a lot of things you can also use this to click the white in a
document and remove all the white out of it which you could you can do as well
but i find this is just a little bit quicker when i’m working with just two
things on the page so all right so i’m going to go ahead and start making my
selections and as you can see it starts picking up all the colors that it thinks
you’re you’re cooking for you want to make sure you get them all those tiny
little ones it’s time for a little bit hard to see alright so what we’re going to do now is
I’m going to zoom it which is command + and as you can see ended quite pick up
all these edges out here so I’ll hold shift you make your selections and I’m going
to hold spacebar on the keyboard so that i can move the artboard around go ahead and click shift now you see i
picked up this piece here I don’t want it to pick up this piece so
i’m going to hit alt while I’m holding it and you see it has a little bit of a
minus sign on the want and then it will be select what I just selected so I let
it go it shift goes back to the plus and then i can continue making my selections alright so we’re going to go around the
whole edge making sure a developer all the little bits here to try and get that
screen and edge as you can see what they did there did something silly so I’m
going to give you control the in which just undo and did what I just did all right keep cookie and okay with
leaving those tiny little bit of the outline out here like that all right looks good alright so convincing back
out command – you like it – the document here and as
you can see it’s all selected ready to go I’m going to go to hear i’m going to
turn this layer off so that when I pull it over to see it a little bit better so now i’m going to hit be on my
keyboard which is the move tool i’m going to go ahead and grab & drag up
here into this file and then police it if there’s a little bit of it too if you hold shift while you are letting
it go it will place it in the direct center of the document which I learned
here today was super excited about that alright so i’m going to hit ctrl T so
that i can transform the box I’m going to go up here and start
pulling it out just back up here all right make it so that the edges hit as much as
a scientist I can get it to go without taking away and you know what we got
going on just check it here we go now i can hit
enter or going to hit the check box up here at the top alright so now we have it in our PSD
file some great pretty much done right well there is some little things in here
that I don’t particularly care for as you can see there’s what appears to
be here in here yes I have two dogs and inevitably when
I’m doing my watercolors their hair gets into everything doesn’t matter how hard I try I love him
to death but alright so i’m going to go ahead and show you how you can take care
of those i’m going to go ahead and zoom in move over here alright so the tool we’re
going to use for this is the the clone stamp tool which is s on the keyboard alright so now you have this box here
are the circle I’m sorry alright so in order to hide these
imperfections here what you can do is pick up color from
other spots in your document and place it over top so that you can kind of mask
them a little bit how you do this is going to go ahead and click alt and as
you can see it and I’m shows a little bullseye that we have here so this is
going to show you the targeted area and the color that it’s going to be picking
up you get in enlarge the circle and make it smaller I
think the circle is pretty much good for me but i’m going to go ahead and hit all
and i’m just going to start going ahead and covering up some areas like grabbing
colors from a few different areas as long as they’re relatively the same
color just to write some make it a little bit more random randomized
looking instead of all one color block covering something alright so that’s pretty well covered so
move on to the next area right and then also you can see right here i have a
little bit of imperfection that I don’t want to i’m going to go ahead and click
the color next to it and then just going to cover it up and then look around this is tiny spot here start up here so
I’m just going to pick up the color by hitting alt and then placing it over it
and I don’t like this blue spot so i’m going to go ahead and pick up the spoon
color around it sort of hide it cover it up let’s look around anything else i see that i don’t
particularly care for everything looks pretty good to me so pretty much we are
finished alright so now I see go ahead and hit
that just so don’t do something silly like that you see how we took the water
color texture and removed it from this document all the way over into your PSD so it’s all ready to use and its own
separate layers that you can turn them on and off you can see the different
ones and now you can go ahead and export your file so how we do this is we’re going to go
up to file we’re going to export export as and here you can export it as a PNG
jpg gif all those kind of things for your whatever needs that your project
you’re working on requires you have the PNG and JPG which has the white
background around it I prefer the PNG just because of the
transparency that comes along with it so you can go ahead and you see
everything is at two thousand and seven hundred percent see you down here we’re
looking at it only a 25-percent of the document is actually quite large so you
can go ahead and export and over here what’s great is it tells you how big
your file so this is going to be which is which is nice all right so I happen to be working on
that circle and then five so i’m going to go ahead and I’ve already seem to
circle five so i’m going to go ahead and replace it all right and their days everything
ready to use your own watercolor textures in your own projects I hope you really liked this tutorial
don’t forget to comment like and subscribe to these videos and if you
have any suggestions for what you’d like to see next to leave me a comment or go
over to nerd girl creative com and send me an email don’t forget to check out my water color
texture pack while you’re over there and all as always I had a blast making this
tutorial for everybody and I’m sharing my knowledge with you guys you guys can
go out there and create something amazing

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