5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

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Adding high-resolution watercolor textures to your fonts, logo’s and background can be hard. That’s why I created these five 300dpi resolution watercolor textures + a tutorial on how to use them on your artwork and as a signature!

YEEEEYYYYYYY!

I warned you. You need to have basic Photoshop skills, but if you don’t know how to use Photoshop, please shot me an email on c.cfaye17@gmail.com, so I can send you the png or separate files.


5 free high-resolution watercolor textures


MATERIALS I USED:


Sakura Koi Watercolor Sketch Box Travel Pan Sets

This is my lifelong partner and best friend. I’ve been using this for 4 years since I was in junior high school (now a junior college student)

I bought this on when I was traveling in Hongkong with my mom, and I didn’t know I’d still be using this product for my business and future projects. I definitely would recommend anything made by Sakura Company.

You know why?

It’s expensive.

It’s worth it!

When I was in my Color Theory class, my professor showed me my artwork and my classmate’s work. He told me, “Ye’ know why I like your work? Cuz you’re using Sakura. Don’t ya know Sakura products are vivid and bright in color?” he continued, “Look at ye’ classmate’s work. They’re using basic watercolor materials, and the colors are still dull. That’s why ye’r lucky.” He wasn’t kidding. It’s true.

Yeah I know it’s expensive.

Yeah I know it’s small. But the fact I’m using this baby 4 years ago proved me that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover + you get a free water brush & you can bring it anywhere because it’s small and compact. So I really really recommend you buy anything by Sakura. You won’t regret it. 

Canson Watercolor Pad Size 18 x 24

I can’t find any online store selling my Canson watercolor pad 24 sheets, except on my local store. But I already tried this one, and it’s the closest pad that I’m using. I recommend picking a watercolor paper that has wet & wet technique.

When I wet and dry my paper, the paint creates a watercolor effect on this pad, unlike smooth surfaced- watercolor pads. Some artists use those kind of papers if they want to create a realistic watercolor paint. But for me, a paper that has a wet & wet texture works best for watercolor artists+ it dries up fast.

Do not ever use any paper, except watercolor paper!

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So after you downloaded my freebie, it’s time for me to teach ya’ the panda moves (Hwuaahwuaahwuaa!). Pay attention, because you need to have Adobe Photoshop to do this. Do you dig’, homie? I’ve created tons of flexible tutorials where I applied my watercolor textures.

Just scroll down and find a tutorial that works for you best.

Let’s start off with a cranky lyric that I created to entertain you as we finish this tutorial. Yey!

♦WATERCOLOR FONTS:

♪Open your Photoshop and import your texture design.♬

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

♬Create your Font. Select the TEXT TYPE TOOL, and type your logo name.♬

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

The Font I used is Otterly. (If you buy a font or a subscription, I’ll get 25% or 20% on whatever you pay) I fell in love with this font on Creative Fabrica, because it’s clean and stylish!  Their fonts are astounding and superb! I even saw a font that has an animation scribble on it. But I forgot where to find it.

♬Click the SELECTION tool and pick a portion or texture you want to save as a pattern. Once you select that, go to EDIT>DEFINE ASPATTERN.♬

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + TutorialGo back to your font workspace, and click LAYER> LAYER STYLE5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

Click the PATTERN OVERLAY and select the pattern you picked.♬5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial


♦WATERCOLOR BACKGROUND LOGOS

♬I copied another texture and pasted it on a new blank page. Adjust it by going to EDIT> LEVELS♬

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

♬ Resize the watercolor texture and “Add” on some fonts. I used Bold Stylish Calligraphy, which you can get from Creative Fabrica!♬

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial


Watercolor Stencil for portraits

♥ I downloaded an illustration at Pixabay; it’s the best website for downloading high-resolution photo stocks.
5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial ♥Copy and paste another one of my watercolor textures on this image.5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + TutorialOn the lower right is the LAYER BOX. select this button and click PIN LIGHT. What it does it blends into the stencil and outline.5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial


♦Illustration textures:

 ♥You’re familiar with this right? Here’s a little trick I use to make the watercolor textures on my illustrations shine:  I overlay my watercolor texture on it.

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial♥ I selected and copied this texture. 5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

♥Just like what I did with the Watercolor Stencil, I clicked the Blending Modes and chose Overlay.

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

Here are my other finished samples that I did with my watercolor textures ♥

5 Free 300 DPI High Resolution Watercolor Textures + Tutorial

Whew! That was fun, wasn’t it? Photoshop is really amazing, and you can customize anything using these gorgeous watercolor textures to professional looking photos and visual images.

I’d love if you’d share these awesome tips with your friends and family! Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, or anywhere in the world! If you didn’t get it, and you need an extra-super-detailed tutorial and examples, just let me know!

  • You are so talented. I wish I was artistic but that gene skipped me in my family!

    • That’s so sweet of you! I appreciate that. Lol, don’t worry about not being artistic. Everyone has talent, and I’m sure you are talented as well. 🙂

  • You are very talented! Great work, thanks for sharing.

  • This blog post is so generous! I bookmarked this page, because I’d love to make similar graphics for my sites!

    • Omigod, that’s so kind of you! This made my day, thank you so much. If you’re having time with your graphics, I’d be happy to help you 🙂

  • Wow, this looks amazing. I recently got into painting and are now super interested in different kinds of art. The skull and the flowers look awesome!

    • That’s awesome! Glad you enjoyed painting (hi-five!) What kind of art are you interested in? Love to have an artist tribe here, lol. Thank you for the compliment. I’m interested in watercolor, and I like to draw dark and sad paintings. Pretty much my style since I was young. 😀

  • I have not seen this. How awesome!

    • Thank you! that’s very nice of you to say 😀

  • wow great work! I’m glad you thought of sharing this!

    • Aww, thank you! I’m glad to be at help. 🙂

  • Tiffany Montgomery

    I love the step by step and the pics! My dad is into this kind of art… I am a novice but love the tips here!

    • Really? That’s so cool! Don’t worry, everyone goes through the beginning. If you need any help with your artwork, or need some lessons tips, I’d be happy to help you! 😀 Btw, the words in the images aren’t small, right? Are they readable? Just curious.

  • Kimberly Hsieh

    This is so cool and creative! I really need to learn how to do this 🙂

    • Thank you! You can do it! Cheering for you! If you need guides and tips, you can always message me. I’d be happy to help and build a community of artists. 🙂

  • Andrea Soranidis

    This is so cool! I wish I knew how to do watercolor-anything! You’re super talented 🙂

    • Thank you! That’s okay. I’m really glad you liked it. You’re amazing as well! 😀

  • Shannon Graham

    I absolutely love the watercolor look! You have some awesome information here that I never knew!

    • Thank you! I thought i could share how to use my freebies, so I made this. Hope it’s not technical or something. I appreciate your comment!

  • Alison Rost

    Your water colors are the coolest! I wish I was half as creative .. nicely done. Also, thank-you so much for the tutorial. I love posts that walk me through how to do something because guaranteed I’ll forget! x

    • Oh wow! I’m speechless. Thank you! You’re awesome and talented as you are. I’m glad my tutorial helped you, even though it’s my first time building a tutorial related to my art lol (ex relationship blogger here)

  • I love all your posts! You’re so artistic!

    • That’s so sweet! Thank you very much 🙂

  • Natasha

    I really love to the artistic works as you do. But oh, I have a loooonng way to go. Like i need yet to learn photoshop.

    • Haha, that’s okay! I’d be happy to help you with Photoshop basics, just message me on my contact form. I’ve been using Photoshop for 10 years since 6th grade. I started drawing digital fanart before, and making speedpaint videos. You can do it! Cheer!

  • Watercolor is so in right now! I love your tutorial, it’s so helpful! Definitely sharing

    • Thank you! You just made my day. Glad my tutorial helped you. Cheers!

  • I agree that you often have to spend money to get good art supplies. With that said, I buy a lot of my supplies at the Dollar Tree.

    • I checked Dollar tree, but they don’t have much art supplies and only have children’s watercolor. Thank you for the suggestion! I learned something new lol, and i’m glad I discovered this. If you need help with your art, I’d be happy to help you 🙂

  • Informative post! I will def use this in the future.

  • Jason Gill

    Such beautiful watercolour creation and I hope that tutorial will be my master in the coming few weeks.

    • Aww, thank you! You can do it! Just keep practicing. 🙂 You can ask me anything on my contact form if you need to learn Photoshop, or art.