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How to Create Droplet Illustration in Photoshop

How to Create Droplet Illustration in Photoshop

In this section we will introduce you how to create droplet illustration in Photoshop.

It looks someone spilled water on the desk. It is interesting the text looks like water too.

I used style on the text and brush to make this effect. You can save a style and once you make droplet style, you would be able to use it anytime just with one click.

Step01 Have Wood Texture Created in Photoshop Ready

We use Realistic Wood Texture in Photoshop this time.

You can use a different image too.

Step02 Create Precise Circle to Be Droplet Base

Draw a precise circle with [Eclipse Took] while pressing Shift key.

Step03 Transform Image

[Right Click > Rasterize Layer] the precise circle layer.

(Retaled Articles:Know the Basic of Photoshop Layer)

Step04 Add Layer Style on Droplet Illustration

Click Layer Style icon like the example above. Select <Layer Effect>.

Step05 Layer Effect Setting

As shown above, set the <Fill Opacity> 0%. The circle turns invisible but it does not mean it disappeared. It will be visible again with other settings.

Step06 Apply Shadow on Droplet using Drop Shadow

Set up the setting in the red square above. There is a slight shadow at bottom right.

Step07 Form Droplet with Shadow (Inside)

Set up the setting in the red square above. Now we see a slight line of a precise circle.

Step08 Saturation (Inside)

Set up the setting in the red square above. There are 2 circles one light colored and the other is dark.

Step09 Bevel and Emboss

Set up the setting in the red square above. It looks there is a slight reflection on left top.

Step10 Create Reflection with Bevel and Emboss

Set up the setting in the red square above. You can see the clear reflection on left top.

Step11 Gradient Overlay

Set up the setting in the red square above. Select [white to clear] gradation.

The circle is now clear especially bottom right.

Done!

Done! Now we have a cute droplet illustration.

Customize

I saved the droplet style and used it for spilled water image and text using Brush.

You can also use the style for illustration and draw with water.  To make it look realistic, you should change the numeral settings of the style depending on what you draw.

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