Do you find that your digital art sometimes look harsh or unnatural?
When printing in real life, ink soaks into paper and spreads along the fine grain of the pulp. This creates a feathering effect known as ink bleed. Painting digitally doesn't work this way, so we need to recreate it.
Watch or read the instructions below to learn how you can simulate ink bleed digitally using Gaussian blur. We'll be using the ColorLab Comic Color Kit to demonstrate.
Note: Although this technique is demonstrated in Procreate, Gaussian blur is available in most image programs.