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How to paint smoothly with the brush tool

A smooth gradient can be achieved layering washes of watercolor on top of each other. Speed and pressure play an important role in how clean of a tone you end up with. My Paper app basics guide explains all the nuances of the watercolor brush and techniques for using it.

Here’s a quick video showing how to lay down a uniform block of color with the brush tool:

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