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18 Cool Photoshop Watercolor Effects & Filters With Texture

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Create beautiful watercolor art with simple Photoshop actions! Check out these helpful watercolor Photoshop resources below.

18 Cool Photoshop Watercolor Effects & Filters

Watercolor is one of the coolest mediums to explore. All you have to do is begin by mixing colorful paints with the magical qualities of water for stunning, artistic results.

But if you don't have as much time on your hands, you can achieve the same realistic effects with just a Photoshop action or template! And we've put together another great selection of premium resources to help give your photos and designs cool watercolor textures.

Handpicked from the latest assets to hit Envato Elements and Envato Market, these resources are incredibly easy to use, even if you're a beginner to Adobe Photoshop.

Want to see these effects in action? We've tried a few out! 

Photoshop Watercolor Photo Effects & Actions

TechnicalArt Photoshop Action

With this bundle pack, you've got a selection of watercolor and traditional art effects and textures, all in a handy action! Check out how this was created over on our tutorial on How to Make a Watercolor Effect in Photoshop.

TechnicalArt Photoshop Action

ColoreeXign Art Photoshop Action

Make cool portraits with a simple click of the button! This gorgeous action creates magical, watercolor-themed portraits complete with realistic textures, splashes, and more!

ColoreeXign Art Photoshop Action

Lively Photoshop Action

Want a cool effect like the result below? Just use this incredible Lively Photoshop action. Mix and match colorful watercolor textures with a cool sketch effect for one insane result.

Lively Photoshop Action

Watercolor Oil Paint Photoshop Action

Make the most out of your wildlife photography with this beautiful Photoshop action. Mixing two creative mediums in one, this action gives your photos that watercolor and oil painting look! Just open any image you want and run the action to play with different effects.

Watercolor Oil Paint Photoshop Action

AquaFlow Watercolor Generator

You don't need a photo to enjoy the lovely benefits of watercolor art. Try this watercolor generator, for instance, which allows you to create awesome realistic textures for your shapes, logos, and text. You'll also get a bonus of over 150 hand-crafted vector illustrations to take your work to the next level. Try it out!

AquaFlow Watercolor Generator

Modernum - Watercolor Art Photoshop Action

Transform your travel photography with fantastic watercolor effects! This Modernum action does all the work for you by applying highly detailed watercolor filters to your photos. Customize your work even further by playing with the 10 different color presets available.

Modernum - Watercolor Art Photoshop Action

Solid Watercolor Photoshop Action

Architects often use watercolor as a creative medium for their architectural drawings. Get that same stunning, professional look with this watercolor Photoshop action. Choose any high-resolution image you want, and then apply the action. Give it a try!

Solid Watercolor Photoshop Action

Watercolor and Pencil Action for Adobe Photoshop

Many artists lay down their watercolor illustrations with a bit of pencil work first. And you can achieve the same workflow with this lovely Photoshop action. Get started with your favorite image before applying a number of presets. You'll love this unique look!

Watercolor and Pencil Action for Photoshop

MixDxign Watercolor Art Photoshop Action

Change any object, building, or special memory into a colorful watercolor painting! This action from MixDxign lets you scale, rotate, and even blur your designs for fabulous results. Just download the action to get access to a wide variety of color effects and controls.

MixDxign Watercolor Art Photoshop Action

Watercolor Photoshop Action

Turn your selfies into magical watercolor royalty with this superb Photoshop action. Designed for portraits and more, this action comes as a well-structured file that is easy to customize. Get access to high-quality brushes and patterns all in one file.

Watercolor Photoshop Action

Papyrum - Vintage Grunge Photoshop Action

Pay respect to our creative ancestors with this clever Papyrum Photoshop action. Designed to look like a recreation of vintage water and ink drawings, this action saves you valuable time by creating the effect in seconds! Get highly detailed results that look as if they were made on papyrus paper.

Papyrum - Vintage Grunge Photoshop Action

Painter Photoshop Action

Create imaginative editorials with this awesome Painter Photoshop action. This action contains 10 color effects that are fully layered and organized for hassle-free productions. Achieve countless watercolor results with one well-rounded action. Check it out!

Painter Photoshop Action

Watercolor Scene Text Mockups

Step up your social media game with this series of watercolor text mockups. These easy-to-use templates feature fully editable smart objects positioned in realistic painting scenarios. Just switch out the text with the one you want and adjust the colors to fit your needs.

Watercolor Scene Text Mockups

Oily Watercolor Paint Photoshop Action

Combine the look of two popular mediums for an extraordinary effect! This oily watercolor Photoshop action creates highly detailed results with one straightforward action. It's been specially made for photographers, designers, and artists, so use it to your fullest creative potential. Give it a try!

Oily Watercolor Paint  PS Action

HyperFuze Photoshop Action

Pump up the energy in your flyers and posters with this superb HyperFuze action. Explore fantastic watercolor textures mixed with neon colors and glowing graphics! This action is best used with versions CS3 and above, so make sure you have the latest software before downloading. Enjoy!

HyperFuze Photoshop Action

Watercolor Vector Photoshop Action

Achieve a watercolor plus vector effect with one simple action. Great for beginners, this Photoshop action applies cool textures to your photography for amazing looks. Just paint over the area you would like to apply the action, and press play! So easy!

Watercolor Vector Photoshop Action

Valentinum - Sweethearts Photoshop Action

Celebrate love with this Sweethearts Photoshop action. Designed for romance and inspiring holidays, this action creates a cutesy watercolor effect with bonus heart shapes. Surprise your friends and family with your edits or create a unique greeting card. Try out different effects!

Valentinum - Sweethearts Photoshop Action

Creative Masking Kit - Watercolor Brushes

Check out this set of 102 handcrafted watercolor brushes for Photoshop. We also have a tutorial to accompany this to see how the brushes were created.

Creative Masking Kit

Show Us Your Watercolor Designs!

Tried any of these assets? Let us know! Tell us your favorite watercolor effects in the comments below.

This has been a collection of premium resources perfect for the avid designer. For more cool Photoshop watercolor effects, check out Envato Market and Envato Elements, or enlist the help of our talented professionals at Envato Studio. Happy designing!

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