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Painting a Smooth, Continuous Color Wash
that Looks Like Transparent Watercolor

Written by Jinny Brown


I'm trying to create a flat, transparent, watercolor wash using Painter X. None of the brush variants I've tried (or modified) in either of the two brush categories, Watercolor and Digital Watercolor does what I want. When I paint a continuous brush stroke that overlaps itself, the underlying part of the stroke becomes darker. How can I paint a transparent stroke that doesn't darken when part of it overlaps another part of the stroke?


Maybe this will help:

© Jinny Brown
September 21, 2007