Wave systems Effects

Today’s lesson will be making top River shot. I will follow show you how PS effects can be used.

Create new document:

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So create a new Doc and a layer in FILES menu.
Add a gradient like this one:

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Plus another gradient.

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I’ve also decoded o put an effect ?> Filters>Distort>Wave. You can play with wave value as you like.

Use quick mask. Wanted to detail the center Blue wave. So press (q) a begin painting the areas with the brush.

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These changes to a selection (tap q Once more to turn off Quick mask).

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And invert it.

SELECT INVERSE command.

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Something like this. I used Blur on this area. As a result I get this.

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I decided to put some texture for better look.

Use layer styles for this purpose.

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You can actually play with scale and depth. I did it like that .

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I used color balance to reach this color. Create a new Adjustments Layer.

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As a result I get this:

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Actually I didn’t know what it is gong to be when I have started it bit know I see a river here.

I want to use Filters> Distort>Twirl.

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Result:

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I suggest you to paint a little. To make the illustration more real, create a new layer on the top and begin to paint.

First I want to fix Sand color.

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A little bit more:

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Then the water:

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Here you can see some interesting brush settings:

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And finally my top river view is finished.

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