How to create watercolor paint effect using Photoshop paths

How to create a watercolor paint effect using paths in Photoshop tutorial in CC 2018 2017 2015 etc

Watercolor paint effect using paths

How to create watercolor paint effect using Photoshop paths
  1. Create a white backgound and go to the shape tool in toolbar of Photoshop

  2. Create a new layer

  3. Select a preset and use path option and apply

  4. Filter menu and render and flame

  5. Set the custom color to yellow etc and use the flame type one flame along path

  6. Set width for the 'watercolor' paint to a low setting. Goto advanced and set opacity to low and click randomize option at bottom of panel - click ok

  7. Create a new layer and re-apply render using a different color and then repeat this multiple times


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You can build up multiple layers with different renders in different colors. You can then add into the mix a number of different blending modes or perhaps set the opacity for the render layers to 50%. You can also use the same path (or custom shape) but you can also use the tools to shift the artwork or transform the designs and then re-render the design.


You can also then use tools such as the blur and smudge tool to move the individual paint on each of the layers to give the appearance of smearing and blending of the art. You can use this approach with a single vector design or perhaps use multiple vectors.


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