|If you don't know how install Photoshop follow the tutorial from this article
For this tutorial we are going to use the beautiful Spring Bird tit by Jill Wellington you can get a copy from the attachments on the bottom of this article.
Using the action
- Once you follow the installation steps you can see the folder Watercolor Paint Pro 2 on your Actions Panel.
- Open the photo from this tutorial on Photoshop or use any other photography.
- We are going to adjust our image to 3000px wide if the image it's bigger than that.
- From the Actions Panel select Play Me and press the play selection button.
- Now you need to wait a couple of seconds or minutes depending on your computer till the action finish to process the layers and the picture.
- Once the Paint its finish you're going to end with a photo just like this, if you're using your own photo the finish can be different.
- Now we're going to select the Watercolor details mask.
- Using the keys cmd+del or ctrl+del fill the mask to hide the content.
- Do the same for the layer Diffuse Paint and leave the layer pencil lines just to have a guide for the next steps, now you're going to have a picture like this one.
- Now select the Diffuse Paint layer mask again if you don't have the layer selected and with the brush that te action already select start to paint the areas you want to make outstanding from your photo.
If you pass more than once over the areas you already paint, the paint it's going to become darker for every new stroke.
- Select the Watercolor Details layer and use it only on the areas you want to make more detailed, as a recommendation use it on faces or animal eyes and mouths, so your paint have those watercolor blurry outlines.
- Now that your paint it's almost done you can select the pencil lines layer mask and press X to switch the foreground and background colors and start to hide pencil strokes from your paint.
At the end this is your paint, work with it, play with the results, every paint it's going to be different, just get fun with the action and experiment.
You can use the same brush to add more color on new layers; the brush was created to work and leave strokes like a realistic watercolor brush.