Water coloring is nice. But sometimes – there just isn’t enough time to whip out the good old paint + brushes to get something great! That’s where I’m here to help. I’ve started a collection of water colored photoshop brushes that come in handy every once in awhile. It takes a little more patience to line up the brushes in a way that you may enjoy, but the fact that you can “edit > undo” is always a nice plus, huh?? Oh – and photoshop layers are your friend. If you pile 5 water color brushes on top of each other and want to move just one … you don’t have a prayer unless you’ve done things in layers.

Check out a few of my favorite resources right here ( 1, 2, 3, 4 ) and give them a shot. They’re free! Enjoy.

  1. twiggs says:

    ah just what i needed now, that i’m gathering ideas to redesign my own blog! i absolutely love watercolour!

  2. Whitney says:

    Yes! I rarely have the patience to sit and mess with my watercolors to get the exact look I’m going for, not to mention all the paper I waste whenever I do have time to do it! Thanks for sharing such great resources.

  3. Sydney says:

    OH MY GOODNESS. yes! Thank you.

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  5. Alison says:

    This is awesome. It can be so hard to find the right brushes for this effect. Thanks for the links. Also, not to fangirl you too much but I saw your design for Kendi’s blog and knew it was you before I scrolled down to the footer. It looks great!

  6. Xixia says:

    I can’t even count how many times I’ve wished I had an “Edit>Undo” button in my life. I will simply have to keep living vicariously through Photoshop to have that option. :)
    Thank you so much for this great resource! I am not a good artists, but I enjoy dabbling when I can, as it really is a wonderful outlet. Now I can do it in watercolors. ^^
    ♥ xixia

  7. Chedva says:

    That’s awesome! Thank you!!

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  9. I have downloaded most of these already and I use them ALL the time! They’re absolutely great for so many things!

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  11. Miranda says:

    what is the typeface you used on the watercolor image? love it.

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  13. Sunny says:

    Which app can I use these brushes with and is it iPad friendly?

  14. thankyou so much..i need it..^^

  15. Thank you SO SO SO much!

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