Watercolor: Smart Texturing In Photoshop

Jamie Bartlett, Graphic designer and left-handed letterer

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6 Videos (20m)
    • Course Trailer

    • Before We Begin

    • Building The Smart Effect

    • Reusing The Effect

    • The Background Texture

    • Thanks!


About This Class


Learn how to build this completely customizable smart watercolor texture effect entirely within Photoshop, no outside resources needed. This effect dynamically updates based on your artwork. So you'll be able to reuse and re-customize the effect quickly and easily for future projects. The secret sauce behind this method is using Photoshop's smart objects and smart filters. You'll learn everything you need to know to quickly create this watercolor effect.

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Very useful class! Thank you, Jamie!
Sweet technique, well explained! Thank you so much!
Mary Delaney

American Nomad and Freelance Illustrator

Awesome, easy to follow !
Ceindy Nunez

designer and doodler





Jamie Bartlett

Graphic designer and left-handed letterer


Jamie Bartlett is a graphic designer and left-handed letterer working out of Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from John Brown University with a degree in Graphic Design and now runs a paper goods shop, A Pair of Pears. Her hand lettered designs reflect everything she loves in life: a good cup of coffee, nerdy design terms, tandem bikes, road trips, and so much more.

Check out all Jamie's classes to learn her tricks of the trade. 

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