There are a lot of effects that people ask about and they also happen to be very easy to do. In this quick tutorial, you’ll learn how to create 5 popular Lightroom effects in less than 5 minutes. Although this is a Lightroom tutorial, many of the concepts can be reproduced in Photoshop using adjustment layers. The Orange and Teal and Skin Retouching techniques can be reproduced with the Camera Raw filter (Filter > Camera Raw) but frankly, we recommend doing those using the Photoshop method instead. And you can learn that with orange and teal and skin retouching Photoshop tutorials.
Turn any photo into a beautiful painting with these Photoshop actions by SparkleStock! To create the realistic painting effects, these actions combine Photoshop filters with seamless textures created from real watercolor and acrylic paint. These actions will work if you have Photoshop CS3 or newer so download and try them out now!
Realistic Watercolor and Acrylic Painting Effects
You can turn any photo into artistic painting effects with just one click. Simply load the actions into Photoshop, play an action, and you’ll get a painting effect. And for the professionals, you can adjust every layer. The effects are nondestructive and they won’t merge your layers.
Lite vs Pro
The free Lite download will give you three painting effects (Modern Watercolor, Stenciled Acrylic, and Neon Watercolor on Black). You can upgrade to the Pro version to get all eight effects.
These actions combine seamless textures made from real acrylic and watercolor paint. The download comes with two files, a Photoshop Actions file and a Photoshop Patterns file – both need to be loaded into Photoshop before you can use them.
Download Watercolor and Acrylic Painting Effects
To install, simply doubleclick the ATN and PAT files. The actions will appear in your Actions panel (Window > Actions). For more help, read our article on how to use Photoshop actions.