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Realistic Watercolor Painting Effect

Hey folks, Graphic Treasury here!

I’m happy to show you one more Photoshop action from Realistic Collection! A high quality result in one click – everything what we like.

[ Please click image preview to see examples ]

Make beautiful watercolor sketches and paintings right from your images!

It’s very simple to use: All you have to do is open your image in Photoshop CS3 or newer, brush the focus area and hit “Play” button. The detailed instructions and FAQ is provided with the item. But don’t worry – no special Photoshop knowledge is required.

The result is highly customizable and well organized. All layers are grouped and named. Playing with the adjustment layers and decorations is highly recommended.

Buy this action and enjoy the detailed, natural looking and incredible result! The more tone and color contrast have source image – the better result.

You’ll get

  • 2 Photoshop Actions Set — “medium” and “large” sizes
  • Watercolor Brushes — required for actions set
  • Help for beginners — How-to’s with screenshots and FAQ

Requirements for PC and Mac

  • Photoshop CS3 or newer. Will not work in Photoshop Elements.
  • Any Photoshop UI language.
  • RGB color images (default color mode).
  • 8 bits/channel (default color depth).


Please read the Support docs first if you have a question and feel free to send a message to me if you didn’t find the answer.

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2017 Jan 06 — Large size action speed was increased to ×1.5 times! Now It takes about 6 minutes for 4000×3000px image.

2017 Feb 23 — The "Stroke" error was fixed. Help updated.

2017 Apr 21 — More "Stroke" errors was fixed.

However, the problem can appears if the source image part under brushed area are too bright (or the whole image is bright). If your image is not bright, please send me a screenshots as described in "support request" section of the Support documentation. This will be a good start point for problem solving.

"No pixels are more than 50% selected." — please just ignore this message, press "OK".

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PC: To extract a single file or folder, double-click the compressed folder to open it. Then, drag the file or folder from the compressed folder to a new location. To extract the entire contents of the compressed folder, right-click the folder, click Extract All, and then follow the instructions.

Mac: Double click the .zip file, then search for the product folder or product file.

If you continue to have trouble, check out this help file for more tips.