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How to Create an Amazing Watercolor Artwork in Photoshop

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Filter-Distort-Polar Coordinates:

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Step 13

Convert this result to Smart Object then downsize it and change the mode to Hard Light 100%. Use Cmd/Ctrl+T to rotate it and move it to the right cheek of model and erase unwanted parts with layer mask:

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Duplicate this layer and move to left cheek under the eye, hide the left part of it with black brush and layer mask:

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I use a Color Balance layer (Clipping Mask) to change color of this effect:

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Step 14

Make a new layer and use hard brush with color #012955 to make some dots under the left eye. Before spotting, press F5 to change settings for this brush:

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Double click this layer and apply Gradient Overlay for these dots:

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Step 15

Create a new layer and make selection for the lips, fill it with color #779370 then change the mode to Hard Light 100%:

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I name it “color lips”.

Step 16

I use a new layer, change brush to splatter ones and set foreground to #83192d. Take brush number 681 with size about 100 px to spot over the lips. Hold Cmd/Ctrl while clicking “color lips” layer to load it selection then click Add layer mask button. After it, change the mode to Overlay 100%:

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Make a new layer and use splatter brush, number 481 to spot on lips and chin, transform it and set the mode to Overlay 100%:

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Step 17

Take watercolor 3 and paste into the right eyes after rotating and resizing. Change the mode to Multiply 100% and use layer mask to get a faded effect:

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Step 18

I use Curves and Color Balance layers (Clipping Mask) to change color of this watercolor effect:

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Step 19

Take watercolor 4 and paste into our picture and change the mode to Multiply 100%.

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Right click it, choose Blending Options. Hold the Alt/Option key while dragging white sliding button of This Layer to reduce this effect. Then use layer mask to remove the effect on the face and around model:

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Step 20

Add a Curves layer to this layer (Clipping Mask):

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Step 21

Open watercolor 5 (pack). I choose this one to work with and move it above the top right of model head, warp it:

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Change the mode to Multiply 100% and use layer mask to erase the part on model face:

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Step 22

I use another watercolor image to add to the left of model head, set the mode to Multiply 100% and mask unwanted part:

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I use a Hue/Saturation layer to change color of this effect:

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Step 23

I add another colorful watercolor texture to the left of model head, in a lower position, change the mode to Multiply 100% and hide unwanted parts with layer mask:

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Duplicate this layer and move it to the center of model forehead, use layer mask for it:

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Step 24

Make group for this layer as done with branches 2 and change the mode of this group to Multiply 100%. I reduce saturation of them with a Hue/Saturation layer within this group:

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Step 25

Open flowers stock. Use Move Tool to drag it onto model forehead. Then on a new layer under flowers one I use soft black brush with opacity about 40-50% to paint under flowers to make shadow for them:

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Step 26

I change color of the flowers with a Hue/Saturation layer:

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Step 27

Open halftone images pack. I choose one to position at the left of model head, change the mode to Soft Light 100% and hide some parts with layer mask:

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