People really adore altering their favourite images to resemble classic water colour paintings. The main drawback is that Photoshop’s basic watercolour filter appears to have been applied to a shot. I’ve studied several actual watercolour paintings and done a lot of experimenting. I came out of the “lab” with a potion after spending some time there. I’ve come up with a lovely, simple method to achieve a water colour appearance that is sure to impress. I will now tell you about this. When you need that enchanted watercolour look, watch the video, learn the steps, and bookmark them as a resource. Warning: this is entertaining and addictive!

It is located here. picture of a woman holding an umbrella | Using Adobe Stock Images in Photoshop

STEP 1

Duplicate the Background layer (Ctrl/Cmd+J)

APPLYING THE BASIC WATERCOLOUR FILTER IN STEP 2
Applying the fundamental impact now. Filter>FilterGallery

Choose the top category, Artistic.

Click on Watercolor

  • Brush Detail = 3
  • Shadow Intensity = 0
  • Texture =1

Click OK

The fundamental water-color effect is now present (as shown in the preview above). Let’s get started! There is a tonne more we can do to enhance realism beyond the fundamental filter, and this is what will make your work stand out from the competition.

ADDING AN OUTLINE IN STEP THREE
Make a second copy of the background and move it to the top of the layers stack. Affirmative, OL (outline).

Filter>Stylize>Find Edges is a nice option to select.

You will now see a colored outline.

STEP 4.

Lets make it black and white. Press Cmd/Ctrl+Shift+U (desaturate)

Let’s utilise layer blending modes in step 5 to completely hide the white and only display the black, Change the mode from Normal to Multiply in the layer’s panel. Layer blending modes are discussed in further detail here.

and here is the result.

For the time being, let’s hide the outline; to do this, click the eye to the left of the layer.

ADDING A WATERY COLOUR EFFECT IN STEP 6
This action will enhance the overall impression of painting. By selecting the new Layer icon located at the bottom of the layers panel, a new layer can be created.

The layer between the OL and background copy layers should be moved as illustrated.

Choose the eyedropper tool

Click on the nice bright yellow color from the image. This will set the foreground color

We now want to change the background in the image to a different hue that will go well with the yellow. Let’s pick the orange-brown, but hold on!

Holding down the alt or option key while clicking will set the background colour, which is what we want.

Choose Filter>Render>Clouds

Let’s include the new colours.

Select Soft Light as the layer blending mode.

See the nice effect we are starting to get?

Let’s soften the effect so that you can sometimes still see the cloud pattern. Select Gaussian Blur from the Filter menu. It was set to around 8.

STEP 7. Reactivate the Outline layer (OL). Change the blending mode to Darken, like I have done here, if it seems too dark.

  1. MAKING THE WATER COLOUR APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN DABBERED ON WITH A BRUSH
    The tutorial’s best section, along with something else you won’t find anywhere else (don’t you just adore PhotoshopCAFE’s unique instructions), is this. We’re going to meticulously paint this to look like it was all done using brushes and sponges.

Click the padlock to unlock that background layer. (Makes it a regular layer.

At the base of the stack, add a new layer. (Select the lowest layer and press Cmd or Ctrl while clicking the new layer icon to add a layer below the currently selected layer.)

Fill it with white, or a faint color. This will be the new canvas color. (you will see soon).

SECTION 9: MAKING A BRUSH
Create a new document now. Make the resolution 1920 x 1080 with a white background.

New in File

Utilise the vintage dialogue box.

Or the newer one, doesn’t matter.

Click ok to create the new document.

Press the D key to reset the color swatches.

Choose Filter>Render>Clouds

Let’s make the shape of our brush.

Choose the elliptical Marquee tool.

Draw an oval. Tip: start in the center and hold down the Alt/Option key as you drag to draw from center.

Let’s soften the edge of the selection

Choose Select>Modify Selection>Feather

Set it to a nice big number like 100

It’s time to transform it into a brush now!

Pick Edit > Defining Brush Preset.

Give it any name you like, such as Watercolour soft.

This is how the brush should appear when you fill the page with white and tap it once with black.

We may now close this new document because we already have our brush and don’t need it.

USE THE BRUSH TO GET AMAZING RESULTS IN STEP 10!
Okay, let’s get back to our watercolour painting (thank thing we only need to build this brush once because we can use it indefinitely).

Apart from the background layer, select all the layers: All the layers between are now chosen as illustrated when you click on the top layer while holding down the shift key and click on Layer 0.

Let’s create a Layer group to contain all the layers. You may see them all neatly tucked away in a folder if you press the G key.

Let’s create a Layer group to contain all the layers. They are all neatly hidden in the G key when you press it.We want to include a Layer Mask, but we want it to conceal every layer. You will see a black mask has been produced when you click the new layer mask icon while holding down Alt or Option. It’s all hidden by this. Discover more on layer masks here. an archive.

To pick the brush tool, press the B key. We should still have our cloud brush selected. Alternatively, select it from the Brushes panel.

Reduce the opacity to 30% at the top. Paint should be applied gradually to get the desired look.

Choose white as the foreground color

Using the brush and the layer mask selected, dab the canvas once. It appears as though we softly painted with genuine brushes and sponges on the page, as you can see.

Keep dabbing the effect and make the edges lighter. To make the brush bigger or smaller, use [and].

The outcome is shown here. Really cool, huh? For a tutorial and some additional pointers, don’t forget to watch the video at the top.

Here is another illustration from a different image.

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