Realistic Stream of Water Photoshop Tutorial
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a realistic stream of water, flowing from the faucet using Photoshop. It is very easy. (This tutorial fits for users of Photoshop CS2 and the higher versions as well.)
Letâ€™s get started!
Final Image Preview:
First, create a Photoshop document with 500×500 px image resolution.
Press letter â€œDâ€ to set colors in the palette as black and white.
Create a new layer and go to the â€œFilter-Render-Cloudsâ€ menu.
You should get such image:
Then, â€œFilter-Blur-Gaussian Blurâ€ set up radius: 6.
After that, do â€œFilter-Blur-Motion Blurâ€. Set angle 90, distance 80.
Now go to â€œImage-Image sizeâ€ (Alt+Ctrl+I)
Set width 300 px, remove the tick near the option â€œConstrain Proportionsâ€
Continue using filters:
â€œFilter-artistic-Plastic Wrap â€œ.
And another filter:
â€œFilter â€“ Sketchâ€“Chromeâ€.
Go to â€œEdit-Fade Chromeâ€
Now, set opacity=100 and mode hard light.
Go to â€œImage-Image Sizeâ€ again.
Set height 800, but do not constrain proportions!
Now, move to â€œEdit-Transform-Warpâ€.
Move the nodules anyhow you like to attach the form of a stream of falling water to the image.
Now move to the background layer and add a blue gradient, then return to the layer with the stream of water and change the mode to â€œHard Lightâ€.
This is what you get. Now you can insert a faucet into the picture just like this one:
To make the image more realistic create a new layer, take a little-sized brush tool and draw a little shadow at the stream of water right under the faucet. Set low opacity.
Now our image is ready. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial!
Author: Amanda Smith