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Blending colors in photoshop and illustrator


Question

I am working on a print for my wall and I am trying to create something like this:

Example

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I have already created the letters in Illustrator and now I am adding the colors in Illustrator and then exporting everything to Photoshop and then using the liquify tool to blend the colors to create a similar effect. I also used the healing patch tool to blend in the hard edges.

Is that the right way of doing it? Or is there another way?

2016/06/21
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6/21/2016 6:03:00 PM

In Photoshop you can do this using the Mixer Brush tool, I just wrote a tutorial with video for you that goes into more detail Multicolored Lettering with Mixer Brush. The basics are:

If you want these exact colors then I'd drop the image into Photoshop and sample them onto a new layer like so:

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You can then use the Mixer Brush tool to either freehand the lettering or stroke a path. To use the path you can design it in Photoshop or Illustrator but then bring it into Photoshop, set the Mixer Brush up first then switch over to Pen, right click and stroke. Just have to change the Stroke from Brush or Pencil which is what its probably on to the Mixer Brush. Then use additional colors, brushes, and masks to refine and enhance the look.

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2016/07/27
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7/27/2016 10:19:00 PM