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Change A Picture Into A Watercolor Painting Using Photoshop

Change A Picture Into A Watercolor Painting Using Photoshop
Find out how to use Photoshop to change a picture taken with a digital camera into a watercolor painting. You can use this easy-to-follow technique with a landscape picture or a portrait.
  1. Open the picture in Photoshop.
  2. Duplicate the Background layer by selecting it and pressing (Ctrl+J).
  3. Rename the new layer to Painting.
  4. Select the Painting layer and click Filter > Artistic > Water Color.
  5. The settings of the watercolor filter may change according to the picture you have chosen. My settings are Brush Detail: 14, Shadow Intensity: 0 and Texture: 1. Enter the watercolor settings and press Ok.
    picture_to_painting_02 (25K)
  6. Select the Painting layer, click "Create new fill or adjustment layer" located at the bottom of the Layers window and choose "Brightness/Contrast".
  7. Give more brightness and more contrast to the Painting layer, I have set brightness to +32 and Contrast to +10.
    picture_to_painting_03 (32K)
  8. Select the Painting layer, click "Create new fill or adjustment layer" again and choose "Hue/Saturation".
  9. Change the Hue and saturation settings to make your image look more like a painting, I have set Hue: -8 and Saturation: +26 and click Ok.
    picture_to_painting_04 (41K)
  10. Now, select the Painting layer and change its Opacity to 84%.
    picture_to_painting_05 (31K)

The Original:

picture_to_painting_01 (38K)

The Watercolor Painting:

picture_to_painting_06 (28K)
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