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How to use Watercolor edge

"Watercolor edge" tool has been equipped since FireAlpaca 1.5.13 version.

Watercolor edge adds color on the edges of drawing and creates an analog watercolor effect.

Let's explore Watercolor tool.

Diagram:Watercolor edge OFF
Diagram:Watercolor edge "OFF"
Diagram:Watercolor edge On
Diagram:Watercolor edge "On"

How to use Watercolor edge

It's so simple.

Double-click on a layer to add Watercolor effect and open "Layer Property".

Effect: Choose either "Watercolor edge" or "Watercolor edge (Cloudy)". As an option, you can choose Watercolor edge width from the 1 to 10px range.

Diagram:Double -click on layer to set Watercolor edge
Diagram:Double -click on layer to set Watercolor edge

Watercolor edge effect will be appeared intensely per the hardness of edge (or the contrast between surroundings), so the effect may not be appeared obviously if the edges are blurry. Here are the comparison of the Watercolor edge effects applied on the lines drawn by Pencil and AirBrush.

Diagram:Compare the Watercolor edge Effect
Diagram:Compare the Watercolor edge Effect

Below expression will be obtainable by using the above-mentioned feature.

If you paint as usual, the Watercolor edge effect will be applied holistically. But Watercolor edge will not be applied obviously if the edges are blurry. Therefore, you can leave blurry areas to create even more realistic Watercolor effect.

Diagram:Create even more realistic Watercolor edge effect
Diagram:Create even more realistic Watercolor edge effect

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