How to Make Watercolor Painting Effect in Photoshop (Monochromatic)

By following this step-by-step tutorial, you can use Photoshop to mimic a monochrome watercolor painting effect on a photo.

In Photoshop, we’ll utilize a few filters, blending modes, a paper texture overlay, and various brushes to get the watercolor effect.

For this guide, I’ll be using Photoshop 2022.

To follow along, download the image, paper texture, and brushes below:

Picture by Tamara Bellis on Unsplash

Paper Texture on Deviantart

Watercolor Splatter Brushes

Watercolor Painting Effect Video Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed and learned something from this tutorial.

When creating this effect, try out different stocks. Each effect will be unique.

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