Adobe Photoshop Tutorials


Photoshop 9 through CS6 Tutorials

 

 

Create a Water Scene - Photoshop CS4 

Jacquelin Vanderwood

 

May, 2009

In this tutorial I'll show you an interesting way to create a water scene. 

I'll start with a photo I took during winter.

Select the Rectangular Marquee tool. 

We want a complete square so set it to Fixed Ratio. 

Select an area of the photo that you like. 

Copy the square and paste into a new layer then hide the background layer. 

Alt+click and drag to duplicate the photo. 

Next we want to go to Transform and tell the image to Flip Vertical. 

Move it into place. 

Lock that duplicated layer. 

Open Liquify. To increase and decrease brush sizes, use the bracket keys. Do not go over the edges as you create the water effect. When done, hit OK. 

Click in the Mask icon to create a mask. Use the Gradient tool to create a black to white gradient and apply it to the photo making sure the mask chip is selected in the layers palette. 

You may have to make several attempts to get the right gradient applied but it should turn out to look something like the photo below. From this point on you could get creative and add in some rocks, land, and some ducks, or what ever you want to improve the overall look of the picture. 

 

Download the original source files from this tutorial in Zip format Here




Copyright (c) 2009, Jacquelin Vanderwood, All Rights Reserved

 




Designer Today Photoshop Tutorials

 
 You can get our tutorial DVD for only $19.95! Contains: discreet 3ds max, Adobe After Effects, CorelDraw, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Natural Media, Corel Paint Shop Pro, Corel Painter, Corel Photo Paint, Adobe Photoshop and Web Design. Click here for details.
 
In the Designer Today tutorial section you will find graphic design and graphic arts tutorials, techniques, tips and tricks covering many graphic software applications including: Adobe Photoshop, Photoshop CS, Photoshop CS 2, Photoshop CS3, Photoshop CS4, Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS6, Adobe Illustrator, Illustrator CS, Illustrator CS 2, Illustrator CS3, Illustrator CS4, Illustrator CS5, CorelDRAW, PhotoPaint, Paint Shop Pro, Flash, Painter, Web Design, After Effects, Fireworks, 3D graphics, natural media and other misc. graphics tutorials.





Groupon Getaways



 

Follow Designer Today on Twitter and Google+


Designer Today tutorials cover all versions of 3D, General 3D, 3dsmax, After Effects, Cinema4D,  CorelDRAW, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Maya 3D, Paint Shop Pro, Painter, PhotoPaint, Photoshop, Premiere, Web Design and other design and photo editing software.

Tutorials
3ds max   After Effects  Cinema 4D  CorelDraw  Flash 
Illustrator  InDesign  Maya 3D  Misc   Natural Media   Painter   Paint Shop Pro   PhotoPaint   Photoshop  Poser   Premiere   Texturing   Web Design   Xara Xtreme


Designer Today is the Graphic Design Magazine for 2D and 3D graphic designers. We have thousands of graphic design and graphic design software tutorials, product reviews and design articles available.

Copyright © 1998-2015, GMP Services, Inc. of Statesboro Georgia, All Rights Reserved

Visit our other websites
Poser World - Poser & DAZ Studio 3D Models
3D Dojo - 3D FBX Format Models
Awe 3D - Custom 3D Model Services
Golf Done Right
Statesboro Business & Lifestyle
Allen Harkleroad | Favorite Recipes 
Beat Debt Collectors in Court 
Sue Abusive Debt Collectors