Crazy natural media effects

In this tutorial we show you the methods used in Photoshop to create the paint/paper effects illustrated here. The features we use most are the Hue/Saturation, Levels and Layers mode options.

In the download you'll find some paint-splattered stock to use. If you'd prefer to make your own, it's quite quick and easy: all you need is some watercolour paint (any colour will do as you can change it in Photoshop later), some paper, and an old paint brush. Simply mix some colour and water together, dab your brush in the paint then flick the brush at your paper for an instant splatter effect.

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