Create beautiful watercolor art with simple Photoshop actions! Check out these helpful resources below.
20 Cool Photoshop Watercolor Effects & Filters
Watercolor is one of the coolest mediums to explore. All you have to do is begin by mixing colorful paints with the magical qualities of water for stunning, artistic results.
But if you don’t have as much time on your hands, you can achieve the same realistic effects with just a Photoshop action or template! And we’ve put together another great selection of premium resources to help give your photos and designs cool watercolor textures.
Want to see these effects in action? We’ve tried a few out! Check out our examples below.
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To give you an idea of how easy it is to use these resources, here are two fun examples we’ve tried out!
Make cool portraits with a simple click of the button! This gorgeous action creates magical, watercolor-themed portraits complete with realistic textures, splashes, and more!
Here I used the action on this Woman Stock from Pixabay. Keep in mind, you will have to mess with the adjustment layers quite a bit to experiment with different effects, but the result is definitely worth it. Check out my example below!
a cool effect like the result below? Just use this incredible Lively
Photoshop action. Mix and match colorful watercolor textures
with a cool sketch effect for one insane result.
Here I tried out this action on this Young Woman Stock from Pixabay. First, I brushed over the photo with color, and then I pressed play. It takes only a few minutes for the action to load, but make sure to add your own watercolor texture after. Check it out!
Want to see more options? Check out the rest of these amazing resources below.
Make the most out of your wildlife photography with this beautiful Photoshop action. Mixing two creative mediums in one, this action gives your photos that watercolor and oil painting look! Just open any image you want and run the action to play with different effects.
You don’t need a photo to enjoy the lovely benefits of watercolor art. Try this watercolor generator, for instance, which allows you to create awesome realistic textures for your shapes, logos, and text. You’ll also get a bonus of over 150 hand-crafted vector illustrations to take your work to the next level. Try it out!
Show off the best expression of yourself with this artistic Photoshop action. Slightly abstract your photos with realistic watercolor textures and added bonuses like halftone textures. This download includes everything you need to create amazing imagery for fantastic posters, flyers, and more.
A recent addition to the market, this amazing Photoshop action is one of the latest incredible products for 2018. Create realistic water and ink textures with this action that’s super easy to use. Enjoy artistic effects you can view in black and white or color.
Transform your travel photography with fantastic watercolor effects! This Modernum action does all the work for you by applying highly detailed watercolor filters to your photos. Customize your work even further by playing with the 10 different color presets available.
Architects often use watercolor as a creative medium for their architectural drawings. Get that same stunning, professional look with this watercolor Photoshop action. Choose any high-resolution image you want, and then apply the action. Give it a try!
Many artists lay down their watercolor illustrations with a bit of pencil work first. And you can achieve the same workflow with this lovely Photoshop action. Get started with your favorite image before applying a number of presets. You’ll love this unique look!
Change any object, building, or special memory into a colorful watercolor painting! This action from MixDxign lets you scale, rotate, and even blur your designs for fabulous results. Just download the action to get access to a wide variety of color effects and controls.
your selfies into magical watercolor royalty with this superb Photoshop
action. Designed for portraits and more, this action comes as a well-structured file that is easy to customize. Get access to high-quality brushes and patterns all in one file.
Pay respect to our creative ancestors with this clever Papyrum Photoshop action. Designed to look like a recreation of vintage water and ink drawings, this action saves you valuable time by creating the effect in seconds! Get highly detailed results that look as if they were made on papyrus paper.
Create imaginative editorials with this awesome Painter Photoshop action. This action contains 10 color effects that are fully layered and organized for hassle-free productions. Achieve countless watercolor results with one well-rounded action. Check it out!
Step up your social media game with this series of watercolor text mockups. These easy-to-use templates feature fully editable smart objects positioned in realistic painting scenarios. Just switch out the text with the one you want and adjust the colors to fit your needs.
Combine the look of two popular mediums for an extraordinary effect! This oily watercolor Photoshop action creates highly detailed results with one straightforward action. It’s been specially made for photographers, designers, and artists, so use it to your fullest creative potential. Give it a try!
Now you can apply watercolor effects to your typography too! This awesome collection includes 10 unique styles to apply to your text, logos, or shapes. Enjoy stunning watercolor text effects that are easy to customize to your brand or style. Check them out!
Pump up the energy in your flyers and posters with this superb HyperFuze action. Explore fantastic watercolor textures mixed with neon colors and glowing graphics! This action is best used with versions CS3 and above, so make sure you have the latest software before downloading. Enjoy!
Achieve a watercolor plus vector effect with one simple action. Great for beginners, this Photoshop action applies cool textures to your photography for amazing looks. Just paint over the area you would like to apply the action, and press play! So easy!
Celebrate love with this Sweethearts Photoshop action. Designed for romance and inspiring holidays, this action creates a cutesy watercolor effect with bonus heart shapes. Surprise your friends and family with your edits or create a unique greeting card. Try out different effects!
Turn a local destination spot into a beautiful work of art with this watercolor Photoshop action. Perfect for photographers and graphic designers alike, this Photoshop action transforms your images with remarkable textures and tones. Check it out!
Show Us Your Watercolor Designs!
Tried any of these assets? Let us know! Tell us your favorite watercolor effects in the comments below.
This has been a collection of premium resources perfect for the avid designer. For more cool Photoshop watercolor effects, check out Envato Market and Envato Elements, or enlist the help of our talented professionals at Envato Studio. Happy designing!