This lesson shows students how to turn any photograph into an image that simulates a watercolor painting. As they work through the tutorial, students learn such Photoshop tools and techniques as duplicating layers, renaming layers, making layers invisible, applying a variety of filters, adjusting blending modes, inserting new layers, changing brush presets, adjusting opacity, modifying brightness and saturation, simulating texture, and more. Students get lots of experience working with filters and learn how versatile and unique they can be, especially when multiple filters work together to create compelling results. Students are also exposed to how powerful Photoshop can be as an artistic medium.
The instructions has students all create the same image and then requires them to create a simulated watercolor image using a graphic of their choice.
This lesson assumes students have never used Photoshop. Instructions are written for Photoshop CS6, but can be easily adjusted for use with any version of the software. Offered in .doc format to allow you to edit and personalize the instructions to meet the needs of your class/course.
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