Watercolor Effect Presets

AKVIS Watercolor includes a number of ready-to-use Presets which help you start working and create amazing artworks with the watercolor technique.

When moving a cursor over a preset in the drop-down list, above the settings, the quick result appears in the small window near the list.

Presets Field in AKVIS Watercolor

A preset contains the settings for all tabs (Painting/Abstract Art/Decoration).

The AKVIS presets marked with * (for example, AKVIS Blossom*) use the Abstract Art parameters available only for the Deluxe/Business licenses. In the Home version, these additional effects will not be applied, such presets will use with only Painting and Decoration settings.

To create a preset, adjust the settings, type a name into the field, and press Save.

To return to the default settings of the selected preset, press Reset.

To delete a user preset, choose it from the list and press Delete.

The AKVIS built-in presets cannot be removed.


Next to the preset name field there is a heart icon. Click it to add the selected preset to Favorites or to remove it from this group of presets.


Presets Gallery

Click the Presets button in the top panel to switch to the visual display mode of presets with the real-time approximate preview.

Presets Gallery
Presets Gallery

You will see a list of presets sorted alphabetically (AKVIS presets) or by creation date (user presets). When an image is loaded into the program, preset thumbnails are generated.

Click a thumbnail to select the preset. Double-click the thumbnail to process the entire image.

Double-click the name of the user preset to rename it. The AKVIS built-in presets cannot be renamed.

Use these buttons to change the display of presets:

Presets thumbnails can be arranged in two ways:

The preset control buttons are duplicated by the context menu commands:


You can save your presets to a .watercolor file with . To load presets from the file use .

Read more how to import and export user presets.


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