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Watercolor Stain Text in Photoshop

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Tutorials Text Effects 18398 Views August 3rd, 2017

Learn how to create a watercolor stain text in Photoshop using some simple blending techniques and combining different watercolor and stain textures. You can also check out my previous tutorial on how to create a watercolor portrait in Photoshop if you want to transform your images into realistic watercolor aquarelle artworks.

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How to Create a Watercolor Text Effect in Adobe Photoshop

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In this tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic watercolor text stain effect in Photoshop using some simple techniques. I will start by downloading this drip stain font; you will have to install font in Photoshop in order to use it. Type your own text using this drip font.

In a new layer copy a watercolor texture that you like; place this layer above the text layer.

Right click on the Watercolor Texture Layer and choose Create Clipping Mask; as a result you will see that only the text shape is visible from the watercolor texture. The Text Layer acts like a mask for the Watercolor Texture Layer. Read more about Photoshop Clipping Mask Basics

Add the following layer styles to the Text Layer. The colors may depend on the colors of the texture that you use.

Duplicate the Text Layer and the Watercolor Texture Layer and simply move the new text layer like shown in the image. You can reduce the Opacity of this layer to around 50%. You can also remove the Stroke layer style for a softer result.

To make the effect look more real you can add some color splash using these drip and stain shapes; use again a watercolor texture as clipping mask for the stains.

If you want to create a really creative result you can combine ink and pencil drawing with watercolor. I have use this doodle sketch and this black watercolor with a Multiply blend mode. You might have to add a Brightness/Contrast adjustment layer to obtain a seamless result.

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I have also added a text using this beautiful realistic handwritten font; you can use also some doodle brushes to make the effect look more interesting. To blend all the elements together I have added this watercolor texture with Multiply blend mode and 50% opacity level.

Combining watercolor with ink and sketch drawing and even illustration cutouts is often used in mixed media artworks; so I really hope you like this tutorial and use some of these techniques in your own works.

Congratulations, You Made It!

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1 comment(s) for "Watercolor Stain Text in Photoshop"

John
3:43 AM Tuesday, August 13, 2013
You can try my Stain Photo Effect Photoshop Creator. This is a cool Photoshop action that allows you to create different stain effects like: coffee stain, wine stain, paint stain, colors stain, ink stain, watercolor effect and blood stain.
This action works best for photos and other graphics!

DOWNLOAD Stain Photoshop Action Generator reply

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