bEPIK Posted August 13, 2011 Share Posted August 13, 2011 (edited) This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it This is what you will learn to make: And this is what you can do with it (timber, ???, hair, more timber, sunset): 01. Draw a greyscale linear gradient with the Gradient tool (shortcut: G). Hold Shift whilst drawing to keep the gradient straight. The lower 10% of the image should be completely white. The white will be the dark part of the water, and without enough of it the water looks depthless. The darkest shade the gradient should have has a colour Value of about 25. Colours darker than this produce water which looks over-exposed (light saturated). 02. Make a new layer (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+N) above the gradient layer and change the Blend Mode to Negation (double click layer > Blending > Negation).03. Reset the primary colour to black and the secondary colour to white.04. On the new layer, render Clouds (Effects > Render > Clouds) with the default values except for the blend mode which should also be set to Negation.05. Type Ctrl+F seven times to repeat the effect.06. On the same layer use Outline (Effects > Stylize > Outline) with a Thickness of 14 and Intensity of 60.07. Flatten the image (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+F).08. Use Curves (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+M) to colour the image, set the Transfer Map to RGB and move the colours as illustrated (Blue: (119, 139); Green: (143, 113); Red: (165, 98)).09. Duplicate the layer (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+D).10. Use Curves (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+M) to colour the top layer as illustrated (Blue: (119, 143); Green: (119, 143); Red: (144, 119))11. Change the Blend Mode of the top layer to Overlay (double click layer > Blending > Overlay).12. Flatten the image (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+F).13. Resize the image (shortcut: Ctrl+R), ensure Maintain Aspect Ratio is unchecked and increase the width to 350% of the original. Smaller width increases produce “rougher seas” and larger width increases produce “calmer seas”. 14. Select part of the image that is as tall as the canvas and as wide as your desired final image.14. Select all of the image (you can crop later, and it is easier to find a good combination that looks like water)15. Copy (shortcut: Ctrl+C) and paste onto a new layer (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+V) and change the Blend Mode of the new layer to Darken (double click layer > Blending > Darken).16. Move (shortcut: M) the copy horizontally (click and hold on the image the use the left and right arrow keys) until you get something that looks watery.17. Select a new part of the bottom layer, copy (shortcut: Ctrl+C) and paste onto a new layer between the current layers (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+V).17. Select all of the bottom layer, copy (shortcut: Ctrl+C) and paste onto a new layer between the current layers (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+V).18. Set middle layer’s Blend Mode to Lighten (double click layer > Blending > Lighten) and Move (shortcut: M) it directly behind the other copy.19. Select the part of the image you wish to keep with the rectangle select tool (shortcut: S) and crop (shortcut: Ctrl+Shift+X). Edited June 24, 2019 by bEPIK Added new results 2 Quote Water, Wood and Hair Tutorial Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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