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stellartois
04-28-2008, 10:31 PM
Actually i have been trying to figure out like hell how i can manage to do the water effect that exists in this picture but heck I did'nt find an answer.

Anyone kind enough to pls tell me how this water/splash(dont know how to call it effect) on this picture can be created?

leigh
04-29-2008, 12:24 AM
It could have been done in a number of ways. The most straightforward way would be to take it from a photograph. Otherwise it also simply have been painted. It looks to me like a photo with a lot of contrast or some kind of dodge blending applied.

angel
04-29-2008, 03:30 PM
I agree with leigh... if all you need is a still image then comp it. Go to istockphoto.com there are hundreds of water splash pictures at super hi-res to be able to do this in no time.

If you need to do an animation then Realflow would be a good choice.

suztv
04-29-2008, 10:04 PM
If you are asking specifically how to subtract water or ice from an image then that is easy:

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&extid=1041701

I have also made an action for this if you are in a hurry...

http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=extensionDetail&extid=1041683

As with any tutorial - you will have to adjust items according to your needs. Every image is different and some may need to be tweaked in the "channels" before you will be able to extract a transparent image. To blend it in with your image, I would use a combination of modes, overlays, adjustment layers and my favorite - the smudge tool. :)

As far as water drops, ice or splashes - Istock is an excellent resource, but you might also try:

www.dreamstime.com (http://www.dreamstime.com) - like istock

www.sxc.hu (http://www.sxc.hu) - most of these are free but to be safe ask permission if you are using it for commercial purposes

www.morguefiles.com (http://www.morguefiles.com) - same as above

www.stockxpert.com (http://www.stockxpert.com)
http://snapvillage.com
http://www.shutterstock.com/

Realflow is nice but it is quite expensive... I would suggest looking into alternatives if you are on a budget. I honestly do not know of a fluid or particle simulation for photoshop - only AfterEffects seems to garner that kind of attention. Doesn't hurt to google though.

BlueGekko
05-02-2008, 11:08 AM
Hi
If I was doing this I would look at using layer styles to get a quick and consistant result.
I've not got time to type out how to do it now but have a look at this tut that should point you in the right direction.
http://www.photoshopsupport.com/tutorials/cb/water-drops.html

Hope it helps.
BG :thumbsup:



Actually i have been trying to figure out like hell how i can manage to do the water effect that exists in this picture but heck I did'nt find an answer.

Anyone kind enough to pls tell me how this water/splash(dont know how to call it effect) on this picture can be created?

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