easy digital watercolor

easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:03 am

hi every qone . im tring to make a PS action that makes easy digitall water color , the result is not so good , and i need your expriences... :)
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby tomsdesk » Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:50 am

Majid...I disagree: I think these images are lovely!

Are you using the fog feature in SU? If so, it really works for me...if not, please explain how you got such a nice "faded" (varying color) SU export?!?

Anyway, these are quite pleasing to my eyes...the interior blows me away! (straight back to the drawing board in fact :`)

(For my taste, I will say, in case it's helpful, the canvas texture is just a bit heavy...distracting here and there to the images, IMHO.)

Also, one thing you might try is exporting the edges separately so you can vary them in PS like the fog feature is varying the washes of color...?

My best, and more please!, Tom.

BTW, sorry I haven't gotten back to you, I will answer your questions over the next couple of days but it looks like you have already started where I would have suggested you look first: the tutorials of Dennis posted here in the tutorials forum...also look at the Bajan overlay method there. The other two places for good info is a wonderful technique Ross wrote and posted on the old-old forum (maybe he will post it here again :`) and the famous tutorial by Grant Marshall (which may or may not be online again, maybe someone has the link, thanks) Anyway, all I do is to combine what I like (and understand so far) from the above and continue searching for my own muse.
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby tinanne » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:43 pm

Majid, I also think you are off to a good start :) and Tom has given you some great advice! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work as you progress in your own style.
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby jenujacob » Wed Jan 16, 2008 2:52 pm

majid wrote:hi every qone . im tring to make a PS action that makes easy digitall water color , the result is not so good , and i need your expriences... :)


do u mean to say an automated action to produce water colour in PS at the touch of a button?? :ecstatic:
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby marked001 » Thu Jan 17, 2008 2:23 am

i agree...these are definitely not bad.. i like the third.. the composition is almost there... just not feeling the right part of the image...keep going!
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:59 am

hi , and thanx all ..
yes i'd used fog, ( at the interior a bit of d/buring is PS ) and then i'v tried an automatic action that is my wizard , ....here is the next action result ( and also separated line layer, thanx )...the 1st pic and 2 pic of my previous action.
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby alexander » Thu Jan 17, 2008 9:05 am

:thumb: not bad, not bad at all :thumb:

lovely colors..
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby tinanne » Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:47 pm

Yes, coming along nicely. The line work is nice, but a little to "uniformally wavy" for me....
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby mateo soletic » Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:35 pm

Nice images majid, you are definately on the right track. I would also suggest
the frequent use of the smudge tool as well as use of diferent styles as layers
in order to create a more uniformal and hand drawn look.
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:23 am

thanks again . yes i used the smuge tool to some part before texturing and it worked . nice :)
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Fri Jan 18, 2008 2:46 am

and here is the PR render of the first subject . i did it not too tight , the floor bump is too heavy , and the TV & vase & plants R not good at all ... btw here it is
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does anyone tests the action

Postby majid » Sun Jan 20, 2008 4:53 am

my action is based on wet WC tech...and here it is:
as tom said (and the others ) smudge tool before texturing has great results . pls remove (.rb) part....
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:01 am

ok everyone . just remove the rb extention , copy the action @ action folder of ur photoshop , load it and play .... enjoy
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Wed Jan 23, 2008 12:39 am

did anyone tried the photoshop actions i posted? ( remove the rb extention , load from PhotoShop Action pallete ) , play .njoy ... & give ur feedback plz
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby jenujacob » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:30 am

i downloaded the action.. but didnt try it yet.. but i will definitely try it and post the results here... thank u majid!!!
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby alpro » Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:38 pm

Thanks majid!!, just downloaded and ran, can't wait to play around with it a little more.

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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Thu Jan 24, 2008 4:20 am

pls use it over a su pure result ( not a render ) try to duge/burn T light and shadows befor the action is applied . just copy the background layer and then start the action.
also i have tried the second generation of my action that works better on SU outpots !and i think it is better for architectural jobs ... here r the results
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby alpro » Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:42 am

Here is the action applied to SU output, I will try and play with the dodge and burn tools when I get a little more time. Thanks again.

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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:47 pm

a easier way is direct watercolor outpot of su ( the styles) . i had post some new styles here : (i myself like draftsman+watercolor style)
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=5293&p=29685#p29685
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:29 am

try these new styles plz
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:33 am

here u can try the watercolor directly by the su . by the way my last PS action is in progress
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:32 am

here is the last try . a photon map quick render as light/shadow layer overthe su pure image layer ,blended . and then action (last action that is in progress)... and here is the result
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX » Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:58 am

These are nice. I have also been working on creating a decent photoshop action that simulates watercolor, which is not an easy task. I'll have to give your style a try in CS3...thanks!

I have a photoshop action that I have used for the last 3 years or so (prior to my use of SketchUp), but it's still a work in progress. It's similar to Dennis' technique that layers b/w, colored, shadowed in seperate layers, only this does it all for you. You put in a colored rendering that you want to watercolor, hit the action and answer a few questions along the way to get the end result just the way you want it. You "paint" away the white exposing the the right amount of coloring you want. It works pretty well, but I'm still not entirely happy with it, however, I just haven't had the time to really finish working out exactly how I want it.

I've attached a close up sample below. This piece was taken from an illustration that had the linework created in cad and then colored in photoshop. No fancy texturing or brushwork was done. Everything you see was done in the script.

When I get some free time, I'll try and finish it and maybe it'll be presentable enough to share.
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Sat Jan 26, 2008 10:01 pm

the hard part of the work is simulating human smartness! human knows were to loose or tight work ( i.e trees r ignored to be detailed by the man ) .... btw if good texturing in SU = good result by PS action ... .very well done! really nice job u did!! :)
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:29 pm

the important point is that keep some part textures ( architectural parts) and ignore and loose work on other areas... what do u suggest about?
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:40 am

is ther any body how has a way <tip , trick... to solve the peoblem??
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Tue Feb 12, 2008 12:48 am

here is the dennis way , expanded using clay render from kt as a light layer. any suggestion?
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby PKast » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:40 am

Majid,
I have admired the draftsman-watercolor style that you posted in the styles section of the forum. It is a very pleasant style. I have meant to try your photoshop action, and I just did. I think it gives interesting results. I posted the results for you to see and for others as well. I think many people on this forum would be happy with the action that you have created. I started with a no edges, color sketchup file, then I ran your actions, and then I added a line layer over that. Thanks very much for posting this.
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby majid » Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:53 am

ok , good job . now try this way : pure SU textured (no shadow)layer below , apply clay render of the same view from KT as luminosity layer over it , merge layers , apply ripple filter as : 50% medium over merged layers . add line layer over it as multiply layer , have fun
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Re: easy digital watercolor

Postby canoek » Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:03 am

can't get your action to work - running ps 4.0. could you post your steps in ps that comprise your action?
this was done with basic ps techniques - took 5 min.

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