Originally Posted by prettypixal
I really like that How did you make the texture like real water colour paper?
Texturize filter in PS SC2. I usually use a method posted on RP a while ago by Danny - to fill a layer with 50% gray color, apply texture and then merge in overlay. This gives you more control, you can vary the effect by reducing opacity of the layer. (Texture applied through an overlay layer will not show on white areas, though). Used a layer mask to make texture less rough on the face.
Actually, I did a fairly sloppy job with the borders. I made a pattern and used in to paint the borders. One can see transitions between area filled with pattern.
I post corrected image and a snapshot of the layer palette.
Texturizer has a few additional textures hidden in "Presets folder". (can get to them through a "Load texture" pull down menu). It will also take a B&W file in
jpg or pds format (it has to be a fairly high contrast file).