Water Droplets in Photoshop

Realistic Water Drops in Photoshop

In this tutorial, you will learn to add realistic Water Droplets in Photoshop. You can add these real-looking water drops to a leaf image, flower petals image, or any other image.

The technique of adding Water Drops in Photoshop is quick and easy. You have to draw a few shapes and apply some blending filters and Layer Styles to them.

Water Droplets in Photoshop

Let’s begin with the Water Droplets Tutorial by launching Adobe Photoshop and opening an image as a new document. I have selected a leaf image for this tutorial.

Now follow the below-mentioned easy to create step-by-step tutorial-

Step 1

At first, create a duplicate copy of the Background Layer. Press Ctrl + J to create a copy of the layer.

Create duplicate copy of the Background Layer
Step 2

Now I will select the Ellipse Tool and draw a small size oval shape on the leaf image.

Draw a water drop like oval shape.

Turn off the Fill for the shape drawn.

Turn off the Fill color of the oval shape
Step 3

Let the Ellipse layer be selected. Then click on Add a Layer Style (fx) icon in the Layers Panel and select Bevel Emboss.

Click on the Layer Style icon
Select Bevel Emboss

In the Bevel & Emboss Layer Style dialogue box, set the Style to Inner Bevel and Technique to Smooth. Increase the Depth percentage and the Direction of Bevel is Up. Also, increase the Size and decrease the Soften. Set the Highlight Mode and the Shadow Mode as shown in the below image.

Bevel & Emboss Layer Style

After applying Bevel & Emboss Layer Style, your Water Droplet will look like this-

Water Droplet in Photoshop
Step 4

Now we will apply the Inner Shadow Layer Style to the oval shape to create Water Droplet in Photoshop. Change the color of the Shadow with the help of the Color Picker. Click on the color box and the Color Picker dialogue box will appear. Choose a color similar to the color of your main subject and then click OK. Set the Distance and Size pixels of the shadow. Check the Preview and click OK to apply the Inner Shadow Layer Style.

Inner Shadow Layer Style
Step 5

In this step, we will apply the Drop Shadow Layer Style to complete our Water Droplet in Photoshop.

Drop Shadow Layer Style

After applying the Bevel & Emboss, Inner Shadow, and Drop Shadow Layer Styles to the oval shape, your Water Droplet in Photoshop will look like this-

Water Droplet in Photoshop

By following the above steps, you can create a few more Water Droplets of different shapes and sizes on the leaf.

Water Droplets in Photoshop

This was a simple, quick, and easy tutorial on adding Water Drops to an image in Photoshop.

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