In this excercise we had to transform a photo into a water colour painting. The photo we were provided was of a mountain with a background of unclear type. I thought it would be verry nice with a lake as background.
The Photoshop water colour transform tool only gets you part way there, you need to apply extra filters to - to me - look water coloury. Also I had to apply colour range changes to the background in stages, else it would blend with the mountains and/or what I saw as greenish islands in the lake.
Let me know how I am doing!
I am still learning Photoshop, so any feedback is appreciated!