Digitizing Watercolor: Creating Art Prints in Photoshop
All levels | 55 min 3 sec
Digitizing Watercolor
Learn how to take that painting out of your sketchbook and turn it into a reproducible art print! Designer and artist, Cecelia Murphy, shows you her technique for scanning artwork, touching it up in Photoshop, and transforming it into a giclee print. This fine art printing format allows you to create high-quality multiples of your artwork, perfect for selling on Etsy or at craft fairs. Perfect for Photoshop first-timers, Cecelia shows you how to use your painting as a jumping off point to enhance color, achieve brighter whites and even add digital paint brush strokes to improve and stylize your painting. This digitizing technique is ideal for watercolor artists, but also works well with artwork made in other mediums. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Newest version of Photoshop using the Creative Cloud
  • Computer or laptop
  • Scanner (Cecelia uses the Epson Perfection V600)
  • Tablet and stylus (optional)
  • Your original artwork
Learn how to:
  • Scan an original painting and work with scanning software
  • Size and digitize your artwork in Photoshop
  • Improve the image quality, including brighter whites, and adjusting color levels and contrast
  • Delete and add elements in Photoshop
  • Create a file ready for printing
What you’ll get:
  • A class on how to digitize your original artwork and turn it into a reproducible art print
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Cecelia Murphy
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
416 users recommended this class to a friend
Nancy Salus
Very helpful. Learned many new techniques to adjust color
More than 3 months ago
G Manwell
Love that she doesn't assume the viewer already knows how to do the little things. Very thorough and helpful.
More than 3 months ago
ileana Márquez
Perfectly explained. Cecelia made PS feels less daunting and approachable.
More than 3 months ago