25 Artistic Watercolor & Sketch Effect Photoshop Actions

Here are 25 Artistic Photoshop Actions for applying the watercolor & sketch painting effects to your photo and turning an ordinary photograph into a work of art. Keep in mind that not every image will work well with the watercolor & sketch effect applied to it. You should stick with photos that will look even better after deep contrast and bright colors are made more apparent. Also, you will lose a lot of detail when you apply the watercolor effect, so avoid applying it to images that would look worse if loss of detail were to occur.

by Zeplix

Beautiful, creative and artistic Watercolor Photoshop Action! Super-easy to use! Just open up one of the 3 Photoshop documents included in the download, paste in your image or photo, and click the action! In just a few seconds, Photoshop will run over 70 different actions, ending up with a beautiful final watercolor image! Your original image remains 100% untouched! The effect ends in a neatly layered folder, so you can easily tweak the effect!

Creative Watercolor Photoshop Action


by sevenstyles

This action quickly transforms your photos into watercolor and pencil artwork. You simply load up your photo, hit play on the action and see your result! You then have great control over the final look of your design.

 Watercolor & Pencil Photoshop Action


by sodasong

This action is made using a method for multi language. Treated very carefully in every single step to ensure the scripts can work on any language versions of Photoshop. It has been tested and works perfectly on English and French versions.

 MixArt - Sketch Painting Photoshop Action


by profactions

Incredible Photoshop ACTION Pro transform your photo into proffesional sketch look with little effort. Highly detailed result, easy to use, customise and improve. One click action.

 Architectum PS Action


by BlackNull

Create awesome pieces of contemporary art from your photos and images in few clicks! Save hours of work with this action, it’s easy to use, just pick an image, brush the interested area and click play!

 Paint Splatter - Photoshop Actions


by dgas99

Work only with ENGLISH language photoshop.

 Artisto - Photoshop Action


by Kesaulya

 Mixing Art Photoshop Action


by Iltaen

9 Photoshop actions convert your photos to hand drawn sketches + 1 special action for text and shapes. + 10 actions with fine-tuning parameters + Usability hierarchy of layers.

 FreeHand - Hand drawn effects


by ShinyPixel

Smart Painting Effect is a Photoshop plug-in that converts your photo in beautiful and realistic painting. Just run the action and watch your drawing come to life!

 Smart Painting Effect - Photoshop Action


by Grafx_Forge

Simplify your life and do not spend hours of time trying to create effects like this manually, get it done in minutes with only a few clicks. Get this action and it will turn your photo in to a sketch.

 Sketch Photoshop Action


by erengoksel

Turn your photos into color sketches. The overall result depends on the photo you use, the image size and the values you set when you run the action.

 Photo 2 Color Sketch Action


by kevinhamil

These Photoshop watercolor actions convert photos to watercolor paintings with just a click. Great for both web and print. Easily customizable – All Smart Objects and non-destructive effects.

Watercolor Pro


by Pasulukha

Watercolor & Sketch Painting Photoshop Action to convert your photos into paintings very quickly. Of course experience with real watercolor still like more, but that still does not prevent you using digital painting to create countless paintings quickly. Just one click to run action, after the action has finished rendering, it creates a well organised layer structure.

Watercolor and Sketch painting


by ShinyPixel

Vibrant Watercolor Effect is a Photoshop plug-in that converts your photo in realistic watercolor painting. Just run the action and watch your drawing come to life! All you need is Adobe Photoshop No additional programs to install. Once these Actions are loaded, they will remain in Photoshop until you remove them (if you ever do). They will always be accessible with just a click of the mouse.

Vibrant Watercolor Effect - Photoshop Action


by M-e-f

Real Watercolor Painting Photoshop Action – very realistic painting watercolor effect without any painting skills in just 1 click! One minute and it is done! Great time saver when you need client work to be done or make a gift for a friend or just for the personal use and fun!

Real Watercolor Painting Photoshop Action


by CharlesPerrault

Watercolor Portrait Action


by rojdark

Simply load up your photo, hit play on the action and see your result! You then have great control over the final look of your design. For the best results, please use photo’s over 1000px high.

Watercolor Photoshop Action


by MiraNAX

Perfect for movies, games, posters, etc. Easily modify text colors and patterns.

Watercolor Text Effects


by lokkodesign

Watercolor Photoshop Action. Fully customizible Every time you run the action you will get a unique result Working on CS3, CS4, CS5, CS6, CC versions

Watercolor Photoshop Action


by Logic_Design

Actions Watercolor Effects is a pack of professional Photoshop effects. It’s a must-have for any digital artist – photographer, graphic or web designer and scrapbooker alike. With this is professional pack you may turn your ordinary photos into extraordinary watercolor artworks. The result is a photo that looks like it was made by a human, not a computer. Create powerful images with the professional standard using powerful tools and professional methods. Enhance your creativity and boost your productivity with the Actions Watercolor Effects.

Actions Watercolor Effects


by Saturce

It`s a set of Photoshop files and actions designed to create print-ready, high resolution watercolor effects.

Watercolor Action


by mrikhokon

This action set has been developed for any type of cover design for example magazine, book, advertisement , poster, Photographers and Personal graphic or designers.                          
Watercolor Art Action


by Pro-FX

This action works in a non-destructive way to achieve a high quality look. So, the original image layer will remain unchanged. This action is exclusively designed for photographers & graphic designers. It’s a must have for photo effect lovers.

Watercolor Drawing Photoshop Action


by kainraziall

Photoshop action to transform photos into subtle, gorgeous pencil drawings.

 Sketch Effects


by KrystalDesigns

Vector Sketch Photoshop Action.

 Vector Sketch Photoshop Action



  1. P Dirliksays:

    I really love the watercolour and sketching applications, but I see they are for Photoshop CC; I have Photoshop Elements 13 (in English) and would like to know if these actions/filters will work with Elements. Many thanks.

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