Super Cool Watercolor Effect in
10 steps in Photoshop
• Open Photoshop and create a new
document, I'm using 1920x1200 pixels.
• Add a new layer, fill it with white then make sure
you have black and white for the foreground and
background colors. Then go
to Filter>Texture>Texturizer. Use Canvas for the
Texture, 75% for the Scaling, 3 for the Relief and
for the Light choose Top Right.
• Let's add a nice texture. You
can use the image of your
choice it could be parchment
paper for example. I'm using a
image from Shutterstock that
you can buy it
• Place the image in the
document on top of the other
layers. After that, change
the Opacity to 75%.
• Now let's place an image in our document. I'm
using a photo of a guy walking in the field from
Shutterstock, you can get it here. The image has
to go beneath the texture layer. After that go
to Layer>Group Layer. The layer of the image will
be inside a folder in the Layer Palette. Select the
folder and go to Layer>Layer Mask>Hide all.
• The image is hiding because
of the mask. So now, let's use
some Watercolor Brushes.
The ones I use are from
Brusheezy and you can
• So select one of the
watercolor brushes and them
white for the color and paint
on the layer mask of the
group. You will notice that
the image will start showing.
• Keep painting untill you can see the image
without losing the brush splatters.
• Now add another
layer, this time
Folder that the
image is in. Then
again using the
brushes paint over
the layer using
pink, blue and
yellow. Use the
image below for
• Let's just adjust
the color of the
image. Select the
image and go
ing Filter (85) and
55% for the
• Select the image and go to Filter>Artistic>Dry
Brush. Use 0 for the Brush Size, 9 for the
Brush Detail and 1 for the Texture.
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