We imitate the watercolor effect

The author of the video lesson: Elena Vinogradova

Step 1. Open the image, I will use this image, as it is suitable for my work:

Step 2.CTRL + J, to duplicate the image. Now you have a layer, which we will call Layer 1. SHIFT + CTRL + U, to discolor the image, and you will get something like this:

Step 3.CTRL + J, to duplicate Layer 1, and you get a new layer, name Layer 1 copy, invert the layer (Ctrl + I) and set the layer’s blending mode to Color Dodge. Select filter> other> minimum > 1 (filter – others – minimum – 1). Double click on Layer 1 copy to bring up blending option (Blending options). ALT + left click on the triangle of the underlying layer and set the values ​​as shown below:

Step 4. CTRL + E, to merge the two layers together. CTRL + J, to duplicate Layer 1. Select Layer 1 copy and select Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur> radius 6 (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur). Set the layer blending mode to Linear burn (linear dimmer). CTRL + J on the background layer and move its copy on top of all layers and set the layer’s blending mode to Color (Colour).

Step 5. Select a copy of the background layer and add a layer mask, fill it with black.

Step 6. Select a copy of the background layer, go to Image> Adjustment> Curve (image> correction> curves) and make the settings as shown below.

Step 7. Create a new layer and place it on top of all layers. Fill it with # ffecd1. Set the blending mode linear burn (linear dimmer).

Step 8. We are almost finished, select Layer 1 and set the opacity to 60% or whatever you like. Select the mask for the 1 copy layer, and a soft brush of 45px, an opacity of 65%, paint the front area. Here it is!



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