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Watercolor Effect + Ink Outlines in Blender 2.8


ChrisP writes:

Check out my latest Video Tutorial and don't forget to subscribe and activate the notification bell so you don't miss Part 2 when it drops!

In this tutorial I show you:

  1. how to create a simple, reusable Toon/Cel-Shader
  2. how to create interesting black ink outlines using the built-in "Fresstyle" feature
  3. how to use the compositor to create a watercolor effect, put everything together and make it look like a painting on paper

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Tools used in this video: Blender 2.8

My Blender Training Channel on my YouTube channel.

Have a great day!

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Chris Prenninger

Hello, my name is Chris and I create tutorials for Blender, the free, open-source (and just freaking awesome) 3D software! Visit for downloads, pics, infos and more! Find me on Patreon | YouTube | Instagram | Facebook


    • John Walton on

      Fantastic Tutorial, but I don't seem to be able to get Freestyle to work on Eevee - when I try to rend, it just gives me a completely black layer over the top of the rend layer. Any idea what's going wrong?

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