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Computer Arts October 2009

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stretching it out until it completely open the Color Selector and fill the layer covers the canvas. Technique 89 Photoshop and Illustrator 01 Firstly open Workfile. Create a new trying to find the best and easiest ways to meet your objectives without losing quality. CS2 or later create a radial gradient with colours from #336699 to #071c34. 25% opacity. and copy and channels enabled him to Resources\Water paste it into your document. I’ll also reveal the easiest way to extract liquid images and keep them transparent. Turn saturation mode. Create a Manipulating participate in a variety of projects. Apply the Difference developed a new technique by which to transform almost anything settings Detail: 5 and Smoothness: 4. while working on an advertisement for 02 The next step is to create a 03 Now we need to drag two a new bottled water.psd from the disc. Sometimes the less complicated techniques can give you better results. open the creative work has DiscContents\ Illustrator file Dots. you have to be more creative. duplicate your previous layer then document into four equal parts. To do guides from the ruler to divide our image with a 3D www. You can see more of his work at www. into what looks like water or frozen fluid. On the first layer.sergio vichique. I was having problems trying to recreate the texture that simulates seawater. fill it with the #336699 Create Change the Layer with the colour #00FFCC. its transparency. The His motivation is to Warp tool purpose of this layer is to help us continue looking for Use the Pen tool new opportunities to select objects ensure that our composition retains and challenges. developing new styles and graphic techniques. I had little time to finish. 04 Select one of the divided 05 To emphasise some points of parts. In this tutorial I will show you some techniques to give almost anything a liquid or frozen fluid effect. I’ve Change the Layer Style to ‘Multiply’ with appreciated the importance of experimentation. Since then. layer. layers new layer mask with a top-to-bottom Use of the gradient of black to white. When you’re running out of time. Sergio Vichique On the disc Based in Mexico The files off the previous layer. Clouds filter again. open the Filters menu and apply the Difference Clouds filter (Filters>Render>Difference Clouds). Then experiment with trying to get the required effects using Adobe apply the Chrome filter create a new layer and fill it with the Photoshop – and I was shocked when I realised that I had (Filter>Sketch>Chrome) with the colour Computer Arts October 2009 ART167.tut_pshop2 89 1/9/09 4:58:9 pm . so I decided to this. frozen liquid effects Sergio Vichique shows how you can bring the coolest of effects to your illustrations Some time ago. Vichique is a accompanying this freelance graphic tutorial can be designer whose located in Skills Selecting using 06 From the disc. City. and copy and paste it into a new our composition. in 100% layer Time needed 2-3 hours Style to ‘Screen’ with 15% opacity. select the Fill tool.

tut_pshop2 90 1/9/09 4:58:12 pm . 11 Change Layer Style to ‘Luminosity’ at 60%. when you have Cmd+I. Go to Image>Adjustments>Levels and move 100%.psd. so you can lay anything you 14 Copy and paste the water want behind your image – fish. with the Soft select ‘Colorize’ and change the values to Hue: 196. Go to Image>Adjustments>Hue/ change the Layer Style to ‘Luminosity’ at layer mask and. Desaturate). then duplicate the layer four times with these settings: for 10 Now your image will retain the illuminated parts and the first. this time applying the Radial the picture (Image>Adjustments> Blur filter (Filters>Blur>Radial Blur). to ‘Hue’ with 25% transparency. Saturation: 25%. ‘Luminosity’ at Paintbrush at 25% opacity. and 12 On the second layer. Finally. 90 Technique Frozen liquid effects 07 Create a new layer. ‘Luminosity’ at 25%. flip to the Channels palette to 100. a clam. Then drag from the centre to the finished this. Repeat import it into Photoshop and desaturate Step 4. for the third. apply Gaussian blur 100. Once you have finished. with black colour in order to hide or the sliders to achieve better contrast. and apply a layer the nodes or apply the mask as the mask to hide the zones you don’t want to show. Draw the figure outline 09 We need to invert the layer. Apply the 08 Find your figure images and Difference Clouds filter again. apply a will be transparent. so to do this press Ctrl/ Change to Zoom mode and turn ‘Amount’ using the Pen tool and. To shark – your imagination is your limit! 13 Find two stock images of flowing water and repeat modify the shape. everything except the background will be transparent. 15 At this point. Copy and paste into the Workfile. ‘Hue’ at 50%. paint around 44. go to the Edit menu steps 9 and 10 for each one. Copy and paste and paste the result in your file named Workfile. this into another layer. and for the last. move layer.computerarts. shape needs it. although without inverting the and click Transform>Warp. a images as and where you want them. Computer Arts October 2009 www. for the second. Copy top-right corner and change Layer Style a selection of the figure. darken certain zones.psd. Right/Ctrl+click and make then click on the top thumbnail while holding Ctrl/Cmd. Lightness: 18.