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By James Fritz |

Creating water ripples in Photoshop: Pixel Playground

Creating water ripples in Photoshop

For the next few weeks, Bert is going to take time to share some of the techniques used to great effect in his digital painting Oyster Bar. This week he offers some tips on creating water ripples in Photoshop.

Bert begins the effect by adding a few blotches of color from the sky and surrounding lights into the image. Next, he runs a few filters to spin the colors around and blur their edges into rippling waves. He finishes the technique by using a mask to paint away the center of the puddles, leaving us with a perfect ripple on the water’s surface, as if it’s touched by rain.

Join us again next week in Pixel Playground, as Bert examines how he created the asphalt and concrete surfaces in “Oyster Bar.”

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