Using the Watercolor painting feature with Pixelmator for iPad

One of Pixelmator’s latest update for the iPad includes a pretty interesting feature for all of the digital artists out there. With these watercolor brushes you can overlay colors in an additive way like painting with real watercolor. There are 12 different types of watercolor brushes that you can choose from which give you soft radiuses so you can create blends and shading with different colors.

Here are some of the brushes you have to select from in Pixelmator.

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It’s a pretty interesting feature and I think that digital artists will be able to make some awesome stuff with this app. If you have used the watercolor feature to create anything yet please share a link in the comment below, would love to see some of your work. I’ll have a few more in-depth articles on Pixelmator coming soon so stay tuned if you are interested in learning more about using this app.

Here is an overview from Pixelmator:

Unique for the iPad, new watercolor painting technology in Pixelmator 1.1 lets you create watercolors right on your iPad. Artist-designed brushes from the new watercolor brushes’ collection apply colors with watery strokes, just like applying paint on paper with a wet brush. When brush strokes overlap, their colors blend with each other, creating an entirely new color with a soft gradient between them. With Pixelmator 1.1, you can create beautiful, soft and vibrant watercolor paintings or simply use watercolors to add an artistic touch to your photos.

Check it out in the video here.

Pixelmator 1.1 Aquarelle – Watercolor Painting from Pixelmator Team on Vimeo.

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Mark is a fine art wedding and portrait photographer from Northern California. He has been passionate about photography since childhood and started his studio 12 years ago to bring a fresh style of photography to the wedding and portrait world.

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