Blooper Posted November 22, 2008 Share Posted November 22, 2008 This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it Here's a quick and easy way to make large amounts of drops of water. You'll need the Alpha Mask plugin and the Gradient Mapping plugin. Open a 800X600 canvas (bigger = more drops). Render clouds at 0.75 roughness. Then, apply a Noise > Median blur at 20 radius and 50 percentage. Then, go to Adjustments > Brightness/Contrast. Lower the brightness to -40 and pull the Contrast slider to the max. Taking shape, isn't it? Now, apply a Gaussian Blur at around 10 radius. Then do Brightness/Contrast again, but this time with the medium setting for brightness, and 90 for contrast. Save this as 'mask.png'. Do another Gaussian blur, same radius as earlier. Run gradient mapping, and use a black - transparent gradient. Run Alpha mask, load mask.png, tick the 'Mix Alpha' box, and duplicate your layer once or twice. Ta-daa! If you want to add shine to your waterdrops, save your 4th image (as in the 4th one in this tut) as 'displace.png'. Place the image you want reflecting on the waterdrops on a new layer, and use the displace plugin to distort it (load 'displace.png'). Then use Alpha Mask without loading any files (turn on mix alpha if necessary). Then, use Alpha Mask, but this time load mask.png, with Mix alpha ticked. Quote http://synthastic.deviantart.com http://soundcloud.com/siderealenterprise Lockerz invites are available, PM me Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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