This is my first tutorial!
The tutorial shows you how to make a fairly simple yet effective water drop effect on a leaf texture! The tutorial teaches you advanced techniques as well as beginner-level tips. The tutorial is pretty easy to follow even though you are a beginner at photoshop.
Get yourself a close up pic of a leaf or something like that..
I chose this one, I found it on google images.
Create a new document at 800×800 px.
Create a new layer and paste the leaf picture into it.
Now get your Elliptical Marque Tool hold shift and drag so that you get a circle like this.
Now go to Filter -> Distort -> Spherize.
You’ll get a popup window and the settings should be:
Get your marque tool and rightclick on the “marking” and press “select inverse”.
This will mark everything else but your current “circle” or “sphere”, now press delete.
Now you should have something like this.
Lets set some blending options to the layer.
Rightclick the layer you’ve got the sphere in and press “Blending Options” or just double click the layer and set the following settings.
Now duplicate the layer so that you have 2 sphere layers. Create yet another layer between the two, now press the newest sphere layer and merge it down to the empty layer by pressing ctrl+E
Then get your Elliptical Marque Tool once more, but this time just make a marque that covers about 40 percent of the sphere like this. Use the gradiant tool to create a nice gradiant that goes from white to transparent.
Go to Filter->Blur->Gaussian Blur and set the Radius to 3,9 pixels.
Now your sphere should look something like this.
Now use the Dodge tool to lighten up some parts of the original “Sphere-layer”.
When you’ve done this you’ll have to create a new layer that will be beneath all the other layers except the background layer. Here you will paste your “original leaf pic” Then go to your original “sphere-layer” ctrl+left-click the layer that we used the dodge tool in and press ctrl+T. right click and press warp, or go to Edit in the menu then -> Transform ->Warp. Press+hold and drag your mouse down to the right and you’ll get a similar effect as this one.
The only thing you need to do now is to go to the “white->transparent sphere-layer” and lower the layer opacity a bit (you can find top left of the layer box) .
This was my final result:
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