Ever wanted to make something (i.e. a flat surface) in an image appear like its wet or spilled with water or any other type of liquid? Well in today’s featured tutorial you’re going to learn how to do just that as Lauren Harmon of Lynda shows you how to create realistic beaded water droplets on top of a background using Deke’s technique. This technique involves using Photoshop’s available filters and layers to create the effect so you won’t have to draw it your, although there is a tutorial available that shows you how in case you prefer to create your own.
Anyway, the tutorial also comes with a video in case you have a hard time going through the step-by-step instructions through text so there’s really no need to worry.
You’re going to begin the tutorial with a textured background photo, which is a wood paneling that you’re going to top off with another layer. That new layer is where you’ll be doing most of the work to create the effect by playing with the preset filters, masking, and other necessary adjustments. The last steps will be the part where you’ll apply the effect that you created using Photoshop’s filter or drew yourself.
You‘ll find the tutorial here together with the video.