Create a Splendid Water Text Effect Using Photoshop

In this tutorial I am going to create an awesome water text effect in Photoshop that is sure to catch your eyes. This tutorial requires some basic knowledge of Photoshop and how to work in it’s environment.

This tutorial is consists on only 8 steps, but most useful techniques and blending modes will make your text look more beautiful. I hope you will like this fantastic Photoshop tutorial. Feel free to share your comments with us.

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Tutorial details:

  • Program: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Estimated Completion Time: 40 Mins

Create a Splendid Water Text Effect in Photoshop – Final Preview

Final Preview

Tools and Resources

Tools and Resources

External Resources

Photoshop Tools

  • Text Tool
  • Brush Tool
  • Eraser Tool
  • Ellipse Tool
  • Gradient Overlay

Lets start to create our splendid water text effect in photoshop.

Step 1

Create a new document (Ctrl+N) with 800×600 of size.

Create New Document

Step 2

First of all applying background color #779cf0, then create a new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N) select Brush Tool from tool panel select any soft brush with (100px) of size and paint it with this color #182bb5.

Paint With Brush

After paint go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set Radius (250px).

Gaussian Blur

After applying Gaussian Blur we get a new result.

Get a New Result

Step 3

Select Text Tool and type some text with (130px) of size applying white color #ffffff, here I am using Good Times Font you can chose your own choice of font.

Type Some Text

Set Fill (0%) of this text layer.

Set Fill Zero Percent

After set fill of text layer now I am going to applying some Blending Options on this text layer.

Go to Layer > Layer Style and applying these Blending Options.

Drop Shadow

Drop Shadow

Inner Shadow

Inner Shadow

Bevel and Emboss

Bevel and Emboss

After applying these layer styles we get awesome effect on text layer.

Get Awesome Effect

Step 4

Now in this step applying Zigzag Filter on this text layer.

Go to Filter > Distort > Zigzag set Amount (3) and Ridges (8) and Style (Pond Ripple).

Zigzag Filter

After applying zigzag filter we get a cool effect on text layer.

Get Cool Effect

Step 5

Select Ellipse Tool from tool panel and create a small circle with white color #ffffff.

Create a Small Circle

Set Fill (0%) of this circle layer.

Set Fill of Circle Layer

Now go to the Blending Options and applying some Layer Styles on this circle layer.

Go to Layer > Layer Style and applying these Blending Options.

Inner Shadow

Inner Shadow

Bevel and Emboss

Bevel and Emboss

After applying these layer styles we get a new effect on circle layer.

Get New Effect

Down Opacity (50%) of this circle layer.

Down Opacity of Circle Layer

Now duplicate circle layer many times and set them as like in preview.

Duplicate Circle Layer

Step 6

In this step I am going to add Water Image in photoshop.

Add Water Image

After add image transform it (Ctrl+T) and set it whole canvas as like in picture below.

Transform Water Image

When we set water image we get this result.

Get This Result

Set Blend Mode to (Color Dodge) and Opacity (70%) of this water image layer.

Set Blend Mode and Opacity

After set blend mode and opacity we get new effect as like in preview.

Get New Result

Step 7

Now add Fish Image in Photoshop.

Add Fish Image

Rasterize it, select Eraser Tool from tool panel and erase the sides area of fish image layer as like in preview.

Erase Sides Area

Now Transform fish layer (Ctrl+T) minimize size and rotate it.

Transform Fish Image Layer

After transform fish layer set it bottom of all the other layers.

Set Bottom of All Layers

Now duplicate this fish image layer four or five time and adjust them as like in picture below.

Duplicate Fish Image

Step 8

Now I am going to add Dolphin Image in photoshop.

Add Dolphin Image

Select Eraser Tool and erase sides of dolphin image layer as like in preview.

Erase Sides Of Dolphin Image

Transform it and minimize the size of dolphin image.

Transform Dolphin Image

After minimize size of dolphin image set it bottom of all layer and upper area of text layer as like i preview.

After Transform Get Result

After this struggle here we get our splendid water text effect in final preview.

Final Preview

Final Preview

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