Sunday, December 28, 2008

Water color effect

This tutorial is about creating a very easy and fast way to achieve water color effect to the photos. It wont take more than 3 minutes to do it.

To create watercolor painting effect we need a bright image.









1. Open the image.


We need three copy of this image layer. So press Ctrl+J three times. Now hide the first 2 layers lets work on 'Layer 1'. Go to Filter->Artistic->Cutout and apply following settings:



2.Now change the Blending mode to Luminosity.




3. Now unhide the second layer(Layer 1 copy). Make sure the layer is selected and go to Filter->Artistic->Dry brush and apply following settings:



4. Change the blending mode to Screen.

5. Now unhide the second layer(Layer 1 copy2). Make sure the layer is selected and go to
Filter->Noise->Median and change the radius to 12 pixels. Also change the blending mode to Soft Light.


Final result:


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