Preview of Final Results

watercolor31-final


Tutorial Resources


Step 1

Create a new document and fill it with white. I use the size with 1200×800 but feel free to make your own. Open paper 1 stock, move it into our white canvas then rotate it (choose Edit-Transform-Rotate 90 CCW) . Right click this layer, choose Convert to Smart Objects. Then choose Flip Horizontal:

watercolor1

Lower opacity to 30%:

watercolor1a


Step 2

Open paper 2 stock, use Rectangular Marquee Tool to make a selection on the top left of it and use Move Tool (V) to drag it into our picture and lower opacity to 30%:

watercolor2


Step 3

I use an adjustment layer to change color of the picture. Go to Layer-New Adjustment Layer-Hue/Saturation:

watercolor3


Step 4

Extract model and place her at the center section then I use layer mask to remove hard edges and blend her with background:

watercolor4


Step 5

I use some adjustment layers (Hue/Saturation, Color Balance, Curves) with Clipping Mask for model to reduce saturation and brighten her:

watercolor5

Then I use soft black brush with opacity 100% and 20-30% to erase some parts on Curves layer mask. You can see how I did it on the mask and result on picture:

watercolor5a


Step 6

Drag watercolor 1 into top of our picture, place it under model layer. Convert it to Smart Objects and change the mode to Multiply 100% then remove some hard edges with layer mask:

watercolor6

Duplicate this layer and move it to the right after flipping it horizontally. Use layer mask to create the look below:

watercolor6a