Follow Design Stacks

Subscribe to our free newsletter to get all our latest tutorials and articles delivered directly to your inbox!

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:

Wave systems

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

Wave systems



Wave systems

Plus another gradient.

Wave systems

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.

Wave systems

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

Wave systems 

And invert it.

SELECT INVERSE command.

Wave systems

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

Wave systems

I decided to put some texture for better look.

Use layer styles for this purpose.

Wave systems

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

Wave systems

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

Wave systems



Wave systems



Wave systems 

As a result I get this:

Wave systems

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.

Wave systems

Result:

Wave systems

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.

Wave systems



Wave systems



Wave systems 

A little bit more:

Wave systems

Then the water:

Wave systems

Here you can see some interesting brush settings:

Wave systems



Wave systems



Wave systems



Wave systems 

And finally my top river view is finished.

Wave systems 


+ View full size image


Comments