Amazing Watercolor Effect In Photoshop

watercolor effect photoshop tutorial

Learn how to create a Watercolor Effect in Photoshop. We’ll be working in the Filter Gallery to create a canvas. Using adjustment layers, applying the watercolor effect with downloadable Photoshop brushes.

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The original Watercolor brushes have been deleted. Download these free ones, that are just as good.

Watercolor Brush Download

Some of the tools we’ll be using in this tutorial.

  1. Filter Gallery: Creating a canvas
  2. Adjustment Layers: Desaturate the model
  3. Masks: Apply the brushes
  4. Watercolor brushes


A few things about this tutorial.

  • Beginner friendly
  • Easy to follow with text overlay
  • You can change the speed of the tutorial manual

Watercolor Effect in Photoshop