Today I made some new watercolor papers that could be used alone, as digital paper on your designs, or layered over images to add artistic texture. They look especially lovely on still life images with simple backgrounds like my example above.
I used the Topaz Impression Photoshop/PSE plug-in (app) to create these papers.
You can add these papers as backgrounds to any designs, such as storyboards. I added the CoffeeShop "Watercolor Drops" pink texture to this storyboard as a background. I reduced the opacity to 50% to make it a very soft effect.
You can also use them as fine art textures layered on your images. I decided to add some texture to this lovely image.
I dropped on the CoffeeShop Watercolor Drops purple texture and put it in Overlay blending mode, 93%. I added a layer mask and used a soft black brush to remove some of the effect off the flower and most of it off the stems.
I wanted to add some beautiful light coming from the top right corner, so I grabbed my gradient tool (G), set it from transparent to gold, and dragged it over the top right edge of my image. I put this golden light layer in Overlay, 81% opacity.
Here is one more example. I added the blue texture to this image in Overlay, 100%.
Download the CoffeeShop "Watercolor Drops" Fine Art Texures/Digital Paper Set. You can also download it here.
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