How to Create Watercolor Salted Sand Effect Paint with Photoshop Blending Mode Effect

SandyNightBeach

Create a new document 12″ x 12″

On top bar, select the word Layer and then New Fill Layer – From the Gradient Palette, Select the one made from the Foreground and Background Colors [Foreground Color Tab: 253ca2 Background Color: 050c24]

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Create a New Layer and Set Foreground Color to f5ad13

Select the Rectangle Tool [Beneath the Type Tool in the Tools Panel] and Draw a Rectangle across the lower one third of the canvas.

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Simultaneously press CTRL [CMD on Mac] and Click on the Rectangle image itself on its layer on the Layers Panel.

Select the Brush Tool and Change the Foreground Color to c75705

On the Options Bar [Second from Top], Choose a Large Soft Round Brush and set the size to 1200 Px.

In the Brush’s Blending Mode Box [Still on the Options Bar] select the word Dissolve from the Drop Down Menu.

Leave the Opacity at 100% and the Flow at 1%.

Lightly Dust a bit on Sandy Texture Across the Rectangle.

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On the Top Bar, Select the Word Edit; and from the Drop Down Menu, Select Transform and from that Menu, Select Warp.

A Mesh will form across the rectangle

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Grab the mesh on any of its bars and make the rectangle appear to be more natural.

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You can make the Effect more subtle by going to Filter, Blur, Gaussian Blur 2%

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