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How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

Lesson 84 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

Lesson 84 from: Adobe Photoshop Mastery

Daniel Walter Scott

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84. How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

Lessons

Class Trailer

Getting Started

1

Class Introduction

03:24
2

Before you get Started with the Photoshop Advanced Course

01:28

Selections & Masking - Advanced

3

The Easiest Way in the World to Mask a Person in Adobe Photoshop

24:23
4

Class Project - Select Subject

01:41
5

Select Mask & Changing a Color using Photoshop - Color Range

10:00
6

Using Photoshop Selection to Fix Grass & Sky - Color Range

07:20
7

How to Change the Color of Skin in Photoshop - Color Range

08:05
8

How to Create an Ink Splash Image Around Text - Color Range

15:02
9

Class Project - Color Range in Adobe Photoshop

01:54
10

Mask on a Group Rather than each Layer

11:18
11

Advanced Masking using a Channels in Adobe Photoshop

14:14
12

Class Project - Channel Mask

01:30
13

How to Make Selections in Photoshop Based on the Focus Area

22:53
14

Class Project - Focus Area

01:11
15

Selection Trick Using the Smudge Tool in Photoshop

04:16
16

Future of Selections in Photoshop with Adobe Sneaks

07:04
17

Quiz - Selection & Masking

Preferences & Workflow

18

Advanced Preference Changes for Adobe Photoshop

08:36
19

How to Speed up Adobe Photoshop if it’s Running Slow

07:48
20

Workflow Tips & Tricks Like a Professional in Photoshop

13:45
21

Advanced Layer Tricks in Adobe Photoshop CC

05:58
22

Automatically Add a Watermark Text or Logo in Photoshop

08:29
23

Batch or Image Process Multiple Images at Once in Photoshop

09:05
24

How to put Loads of Images into one Photoshop File Quickly

07:04
25

Weird Adobe Photoshop Features & Easter Eggs

06:37

Fixing Images

26

How to Enlarge Images Without Becoming Blurry in Photoshop

06:57
27

How to Fix Blurry Images in Photoshop Using Shake Reductions

08:17
28

Advanced Color & Tone Correction Using Levels in Photoshop

06:44
29

Advanced Curves in Adobe Photoshop CC

06:34
30

Quiz - Fixing Images

Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

31

How to Reshape Images Without Distorting in Photoshop Content Aware Scale

09:44
32

How to use Content Aware Move in Photoshop

08:38
33

How to use Content Aware Extend in Adobe Photoshop

07:28
34

Removing Objects Using Content Aware Fill in Photoshop

07:01
35

Class Project - Content Aware Fill

01:03
36

Cropping Tricks Delete Pixel & Reveal Cropped Content in Photoshop

06:11
37

Automatically Crop & Rotate Scanned Documents in Photoshop

05:35
38

Crop Angled Images to Straighten Perspective Cropping Photoshop

04:42
39

How to Trim the White Away from the Edge of an Image in Photoshop

01:52
40

Automatically Align Layers in Adobe Photoshop CC

07:38
41

How to Reshape Images using the Puppet Warp in Photoshop

18:10
42

Class Exercise - Puppet Warp

01:14
43

How to Change the Perspective in Photoshop Perspective Warp

05:47
44

Quiz - Cropping & Aligning & Distorting

Color

45

How to Color Black & White Image in Photoshop

09:42
46

How to Create a Duotone Effect in Adobe Photoshop CC

09:28
47

44. Class Project – Duotone in Adobe Photoshop

02:20
48

How to create the Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

07:01
49

Class Project - Glitch Effect in Adobe Photoshop

00:44
50

Color Grading with Orange & Teal Effect in Adobe Photoshop

05:36
51

Class Project - Color Grading in Adobe Photoshop

00:49
52

Quiz - Color

CC Libraries

53

Advanced CC Libraries Tricks and Tips Photoshop

19:15

Typography

54

Advanced Type Trick & Workflows in Adobe Photoshop

19:38
55

Photoshop Can Guess your Font Using Match Fonts

10:43
56

Quiz - Typography

Artboards

57

52. Adding Artboards to your Photoshop Workflow Properly

05:24
58

How to Add Images Correctly to a Photoshop Artboard

08:17
59

Using Smart Objects & Relinking Images in Photoshop

04:10
60

Advanced Speed Tricks for Updating Artboards in Photoshop

04:09
61

Export Artboards as PDF & Separate JPGs in Photoshop

05:38
62

Quiz - Artboards

Retouching

63

Advanced Tricks for Healing Brush for Retouching in Photoshop

08:24
64

Don’t Forget About Clone Tool Stamp in Photoshop

06:09
65

How to use the Patch Tool for Retouching in Photoshop

06:41
66

Class Exercise – Retouching in Photoshop

01:15
67

How to Retouch in Photoshop Using Face Aware in Liquify

06:50
68

How to Use Vanishing Point to Mocking up Designs in Photoshop

12:19
69

Vanishing Point - Cloning & Healing at an Angle in Photoshop

11:19
70

64. Class Exercise - Vanishing Point in Photoshop

00:51
71

Fixing & Retouching Skin Tone in Adobe Photoshop

06:01
72

Retouching Eyes by Enhancing in Adobe Photoshop

08:00
73

Retouching Eyes with a Little Bit of Fakery in Photoshop

09:00
74

Fully Faking Believable Eyes in Adobe Photoshop

06:45
75

Class Project – Eyes in Photoshop

00:51
76

70. How to Realistically Whiten Teeth in Adobe Photoshop

11:44
77

Class Project – Teeth in Photoshop

00:57
78

Quiz - Retouching

Layers

79

Difference Between Place Linked vs Place Embedded in Photoshop

08:22
80

What is the Difference Between Fill & Opacity in Layer

01:11
81

How to Use & Export Layer Comps in Adobe Photoshop

03:27

Visual Styles & Effects

82

75. How to Create a Double Exposure in Adobe Photoshop

11:07
83

Class Project - Double Exposure in Photoshop

01:17
84

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

09:23
85

Class Project – Watercolor in Photoshop

00:32
86

How to Decay Pixel Explosion Dispersion Method in Photoshop

13:47
87

How to Make Exploding Shoe Effect in Adobe Photoshop

10:49
88

Class Project – Decay in Photoshop

00:51
89

Quiz - Visual Styles & Effects

Video & Animated Gifs for Social Media

90

How to Edit Video in Adobe Photoshop

25:42
91

Parallax Effect to Make Photos Move in Photoshop

13:22
92

Class Project – Parallax in Photoshop

01:15
93

How to Create Live Images - Cinemagraphs in Photoshop

13:19
94

Class Project – Cinemagraph in Photoshop

01:35

Web Design

95

How to Setup a File Ready for Web and UI Design in Photoshop

09:32
96

How to Export Your Web Design UI Project for Dreamweaver

07:57

3D

97

How to Make 3D Text & 3D Logos in Photoshop

11:52
98

How to Add and Change 3D Materials & Textures in Photoshop

08:42
99

Using Cameras & Depth of Field in 3D Photoshop

05:12
100

Adding Lights & Casting Shadows Using Photoshop 3D

10:01
101

How to Export a High Quality 3D Image from Photoshop

04:42
102

Class Project – 3D in Photoshop

01:08
103

How to Create Fake 3D Lines & Type in Photoshop

09:33
104

Fake 2.5D Gradient Effect with Paths in Photoshop

07:10
105

Class Project - Fake 3D in Photoshop

00:46

Mock-ups & Presenting Your Work

106

Using Free Templates & Adobe Market to Mockup in Photoshop

11:07
107

How Make a Reusable Mockup in Photoshop Using Smart Objects

06:40
108

Mockup Poster Against a Wall Using Photoshop

08:16
109

How to Make a Simple UI App Web Design Mockup Using Photoshop

06:06
110

Class Project – Mockups in Photoshop

01:00

Exporting

111

How to Proofing Colors in Adobe Photoshop Ready for Print

04:04
112

How to Tidy Up your Photoshop Files Before Sending Them Out

10:21
113

How to Package Your Photoshop File to Include Linked Images

07:22
114

3 Kinds of File Export for Photoshop Social Media Web & Print

12:59
115

Quiz - Exporting

What’s Next

116

What’s Next After Your Photoshop Advanced Course

01:05

Final Quiz

117

Final Quiz

Lesson Info

How to Create a Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop

Hi there in this video, we are going to create this watercolor effect. Here's the original and with a few filters and a little bit of texture, a little bit of our strokes, maybe a little bit levels. We can make it look like it's hand painted. We'll do a second option. This one ends up being quite abstract but you can see there's the original beautiful old new Zealand But now it's a watercolor painting. Alright, let's jump in and learn how to do it in Photoshop. Alright to get started, let's open up watercolor 123 from your 12 visual styles folder. Let's start working with watercolor one. Now you need to convert this layer here to a smart object or I'm just going to show you up here, filter convert for smart filters, we're going to use lots of filters in this video. This option here, convert for smart filters does nothing other than converted into a smart object just so you know, no difference between doing it this way. Right clicking and converting to a smart object or convert for smar...

t filters, same thing. Next thing go into filter and go into filter gallery. So a lot of the work is done by artistic and in here, no surprise watercolor. Okay, so click on this and will really depend on your image. Okay, on which of these settings to play around with. Okay, so this one here in particular the shadow density once it gets below one actually looks okay and don't spend too long because this is a combination, right? We're going to combine a bunch of different filters to get the effect. So we have a play around. Get to what you feel looks like a realistic watercolor in your opinion. And a little advanced trick is you can add more than one. See this little turned up page here says I can add water color at the moment. I've got to water colors. I was trying to apply it twice. What I'd like to do is they actually have palette knife and watercolor and like layers panel. Okay, the order of this is important. So watercolor on top and palette knife on bottom will change the way it looks. That's what I'm looking for. So under palette knife, I'm going to just mess about in here. We're not going to spend a lot of time like it's it really depends on your image on what details this should be and remember it's a combination. So what you might find look good here. You can go back up to watercolor and make some adjustments in here to get the right effect. It's not quite me back to pallet knife. The other thing when you are adjusting this, can you sit down the bottom here, this is you're like holy moly I'm stressed out trying to reply this thing. Just wait till it gets the end slider. So if you are thinking I was doing nothing, you're sliding around. Just get away for that thing to finish. All right, let's say that I like these. Let's click OK? And they are a smart filter. Okay, talking to them on and off. I want to apply another filter. That's actually not part of the filter gallery. It's just in here. Noise and median. This will depend on your image. This one actually looks okay the way it is. But if you find that your image, especially if it's like people's faces or anything that's quite detailed, you might find that it's just too realistic. You need to use this medium just to kind of blob it out. Okay? You can see the higher you go, the more kind of abstract this thing becomes. But I'll add it to this tutorial. This this particular one doesn't really need it, but I'm still going to do it. And also note that the order over here is important. Okay, so in my case, I want to filter gallery to apply first and then I want to median it out. Weirdly actually it works the other way around the median gets applied and then filter gallery on top. All right. And in my case, I want to add some noise to it. You don't have to I think I want to. So with the layer selected, I'm going to go to filter noise. I'm going to add a bit of noise. How much? Not that much. Just a little bit They had a bit of grain to this thing. Quick cooking the amount. That's just personal preference. But what really makes this kind of watercolor effect work is the texture so watercolor too is just a stock library image that I bought. I'm going to copy it and I'm going to paste it. We're going to use this to add a lot of the detail too. I'm going to copy it and paste it here. Cool. There you go. That works so for this to work it needs to be de saturated, you could use hue and saturation adjustment layer and lower it. I'm just gonna cheap trick use command shift you just to yank out all the color then it's finding a blending mode and this is what hopefully is going to give us our little effect. So I'm going to cycle through these different blending modes. Okay and just find one that works for you. Line is kind of cool. Now this will depend on your image. I found like in this case overlay works really good on off button other examples, it's a different blending modes. So this isn't an absolute fact, it shouldn't just be overlay, have a play around with them and don't be afraid to lower the opacity. Say you like this but it's maybe maybe quite extreme. She's going to lower it down so there's that watercolor effect but without it being really dominating, I like it being dominating right at the top there. The other thing you can do though is with this layer, you can go to adjustments and go to levels. This one I don't really need it but I want to, it affect just my watercolor texture layer and you can mess around with this to kind of decide how how dark it is basically and how much it affects the air underneath. Okay, so you can miss about in here. I'm happy where it is there awesome. One of the last things we'll do to add a bit of believability is let's make a new layer. Even name it. Let's go crazy. It's called brush strokes, Grab your brush tool and up here under. So depending on what version of Photoshop using if you're using 2,018 or above, you'll have general brushes dry wet and we want the special effects brushes, you won't have these two. These are just ones I installed in the Photoshop essentials course. Anyway, so under special effects brushes I'm gonna pick this 3rd just because it kind of works for me. I'm going to steal one of the colors from. It's gonna hold down the I on my keyboard to get the eye dropper over there, click one of the colors back to my brush tool. Make a really big brush. Probably not the victim. Maybe not that big. And just click a couple of times you see what I'm doing here. I'm just, I'll turn it off so you can see just adding some paint drops to kind of have a bit of faking a little bit of realism to the top of it. May be the same thing with this brown hair. I'll make a new layer and just add maybe just one. Actually just one over here. There we go. Just a couple of drops from that one little paint can't help myself a little bit more. Again you might decide that's not for you, you might decide you need loads more. What's cool about this whole thing is let's name this one, brush strokes two if it's reusable. So you spend some time getting something that you fear works for you. I'm going to grab this layer, this layer and this layer. So these three, the brushstrokes are quite individual for the image. Okay, so if you use a different image, you'll probably create new brush strokes based on colors that are in it. So the levels are important that texture and basically I want to bring this layer over because I want the smart filters. I'm gonna use my move tool, say you fellas go to the border color three, basically I bought him so that these guys came the background layer. Let's make it a smart object and just drag the smart layers, smart filters to that player and now I can build this, you can see all but the background. So all of the cooler, fix all the filters applied and all I need to do with this layer is that I need to transform it and rotate it around and get it to be something that fits this image, zoom it in there. A little bit. You can see overlay in this case doesn't work as well as it did in this original one. So with the layer selected I might find overlay doesn't work for me. Or at least you like overlay and you lower the opacity. Okay, so it's not as strong. We'll have a little look through here and just see if there's another blending mode that works if you find one that does but it's maybe too strong or too weak. You can play with these levels here to adjust it and it will affect the way that that texture is applied. Let's have a look how abstract do we want it soft? Like it's kind of cool. Yeah. Software works for me. Maybe you saw flight. Cool. Turn them all off and I'll turn the smart filters off so before and then after. Cool. All right, that's it. For water colors. I might add some brushstrokes to this one and what I might do is actually find a few different versions of this so that I'm not kind of repeating myself so much. All right. That's it. I will see you in the next video

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Great class, but outdated PS version. It was confusing sometimes. Some tools are not in PS anymore and more tools have been added which is not included in the course.

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