Goonfella Posted February 1, 2015 Share Posted February 1, 2015 (edited) This tutorial is available as a PDF. Click here to view or download it This is an updated version of the Waterdrop tutorial first posted by Eraesr using a slightly different technique with newer plugins. These are the ones I used - Drop Shadow from KrisVDM`S Plugin Pack The new Inner Shadow from Boltbait`s Plugin Pack OK let us begin. Open a suitable image.In my case I have used a leaf but water drops, as we all know, can be found in lots of different places so just choose one you like . 1.New Layer. Use the Ellipse Select tool to create a water drop shape. Bear in mind the surface you will be using when making it. 2.Then, with the colours default black & white, get the Gradient too land make a Linear Gradient across the selection with the white side nearest to the direction of the light.Set the layer blend mode to Overlay. 3.Deselect the ellipse (Ctrl-D ), then go to Effects>Object>Drop Shadow and add a shadow to it. These are my settings but you can experiment- Then go to Effects>Object>Inner Shadow plugin add some internal shadow to the waterdrop. These are my settings- Adjust the opacity of the layer for the best effect. I decided on 130. New layer called Highlight. With the primary colour set to white use the Paintbrush to add a small dot at the brightest part of the drop then blur it slightly with Gaussian Blur. I used a setting of 4. You should end up with something like this - If you want, for a bit more realism, you can distort the image under the water drop. To do this go to the Water drop layer and select anywhere outside the drop, then Ctrl-I to invert the selection. Then move down to the leaf layer, and use your preferred method to distort the area underneath the drop. I used the Effects>Distort>Bulge at these settings- When you have deselected you should have something like this - You can then merge the waterdrop layers, copy and paste onto a new layer, move and adjust the shape to have a few more of them quite easily. You will need to redo the highlight and distort the leaf under each new waterdrop. I did this quickly for this tut and got this result. It could probably be made to look better with more time spent on it. Hope you find this tutorial useful. Edited March 15, 2019 by Woodsy Rehosted to Postimage. 5 Quote Please feel free to visit my Gallery on PDNFans And my Alternatives to PDN Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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