Introduction: Photoshop: Water Droplets

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I will be taking you through, Step-by-Step, a tutorial on how to create water-droplets on an image of your choice using Photoshop! The Image in this step in the final product I ended up with. Enjoy!

Step 1: Find an Image

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First, you will need to find an image that you are looking to add the water effect to.

Step 2: Elliptical Marquee

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Next, you will select your "Elliptical Marquee" tool and create a small "bubble-like shape" that will later become your water-droplet.

Step 3: Creating the Drop

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Now, you need to make a life-like "shape" of what you thing your water-droplet would look like.

Step 4: Adding a Gradient

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This time, you need to select your foreground color as black and your background color as white. Then you need to take your Gradient tool and select the Black-White Gradient. As shown in the picture you need to drag it across the selected area.

Step 5: Drop Shadow

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On the same layer, double click in the blue area in the "layers" tab inside of the selected layer. This will open up an effects box like shown above and I need you to check off Drop Shadow on the left panel.

After you select a drop shadow, change the following:

  • Opacity = 50%
  • Angle = 158°
  • Distance = 7 px (pixels)
  • Size = 5 px (pixels)

Step 6: Inner Shadow

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On the same layer, double click in the blue area in the "layers" tab inside of the selected layer. This will open up an effects box like shown above and I need you to check off Inner Shadow on the left panel.

After you select a drop shadow, change the following:

  • Opacity = 75%
  • Angle = 158°
  • Distance = 5 px (pixels)
  • Size = 5 px (pixels)

Step 7: Brush Tool

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Select your Brush tool and set your Foreground color to White!

Step 8: Adding Your "Glow"

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Create a New Layer, and from here, just click once, or if your brush is too small, make a small circle inside the water.

Step 9: Finished Water

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Your droplet should look something like this when you are done.

Comments

Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-02

That looks really cool I have always had an interest of getting into that kind of stuff but never know how to

Dr3w99Dr3w (author)Ringer15152014-04-03

Glad you like it! Also, if you want to see some really cool Step-By-Step Photoshop tutorials go to http://www.photoshoplady.com/ ! She does a really good job and her work is phenomenal.

Ringer1515 (author)2014-04-02

Great job!!

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