Create photo watercolor effect in Photoshop

watercolor effect in photoshop

Amazing tutorial how to turning photo in artwork with watercolor effect in Photoshop

Have you ever wondered how to make your own photo like artwork with watercolor effects in photoshop? Easier then ever with photoshop techniques and brushes convert your photos in artworks. Today I will show you how to make it in only few steps. For anyone creating artwork or even doing more complex artworks can be problem without useful tools or techniques but with this tutorial forget all problems.


Step 1 “Create New Document with rectangle”

Create a new document and fill it with white rectangle. Dimensions I use for this photo is 1280 x 720 but you can choose higher dimensions. After you do it go to Filter ->Filter Gallery then go to Texture>Texturizer and set up value as shown on screen.

watercolor effect photoshop


Step 2 “Place your photo like transparent”

In step two with Quick Selection Tool (W) delete background and place photo on rectangle with white texture. Select layer of  place photo and go to Image -> Adjustments ->Vibrance and set up value Vibrance 0, Saturation -80, then go to Image -> Adjustments -> Brightness/Contrast and set up Brightness 50, Contrast 0.

Vibrace photoshop


Step 3 “Add layer Mask and Erase hair”

Select on place photo and go to layer section and add layer Mask then go to Brush Tool (B) to Load Brushes but first Download Brushes. Make sure that you choose Set Background Color “white” and Set Foreground Color “black” then select some of load brushes and erase hair. If you find something you don’t understand go at the bottom of this post to see video tutorial.

watercolor effect in photoshop

 Watercolor techinque in Photoshop

Step 4 “Create New Layer and use brushes tools”

You have to add new layer in layer section because we can use it for brushes tool to make art. After you do it go to brushes tool and chose compatible brush to make something different. Create another layer to draw hair with brushes tool.

Video Tutorial


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