I have changed the look and feel of my website so many times it makes my head spin when I think about it. But there is a definite feeling and causal style that I really like and it starts with some watercolour style writing. The blues and greens are my favourite colour and make me feel light and happy, reminding me of summer, sunshine and tropical beaches.
After a ton of searching the web I realized that a lot of the mood boards on pinterest are people who create watercolour or unique handwritten logos BY HAND. I didn’t want that, I have photoshop and love some of the script fonts I have, so I thought there has got to be a way I can make my own water cooler style font. And sure enough a little googling and I have my solution. I am going to redo the steps for you here.
- Open a new project. Size of my logo is 651px by 130px with a resolution of 72px/in.
- I leave my background layer white while working, but will change it to match my website colour or make it transparent once I am done. Next create a new layer for the font to go on. You should have 2 layers now.
- The select the typing tool, the font you want and the main colour of the font and write the words
- Then press on “ctrl” for windows or command” for mac and click on the Font “T” symbol in the layers panel. This will select the outer edge of the font wording.
- Next create a new layer above the font layer. Should have 3 layers now.
- Decrease the fill down to 0
- By double clicking on the layer you can being up the layer style options. I have selected a stroke layer size at 1px and the opacity at 45%.
- Next select your brush I used Watercolour Wash 71. Select a brush size that is as large or larger then the font size and make sure the colour you want is selected. Select the new layer that is above your font and begin making broad strokes.
- Go over your fonts and continue to go over until you reach your desired level of colour as well as achieve the colour change you want. If you want other colours then change and continue until you have your water colour image they way you want it. I will change the brush size to make some areas color sharper than others.
- You can delete or “un-see” the T/word layer so that the outline disappears if its really apparent, like it is above.
- Finally on your paint layer select filter >Distort >ripple
- I go usually go to a ripple amount of 74%
Interested in a watercolour logo, but don’t want to do the work? Head over to watercolour logo portfolio and check out the designs made or go to watercolour logo design add see about the process.