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    Water droplet for ByronC

    Okay, so it started off over here...http://www2.ambientdesign.com/forums...ad.php?t=19175

    Foxytocin wanted to know how I did the water droplets Byroncallas said he'd like to see a demonstration, so here we are...


    You asked for it, you got it. Here's a tutorial on how to do water droplets, well, it's how I do them anyhow.
    Hope you like it.
    When I did the water droplets for my Crimson picture, I was working REAL close, zoomed in all the way. It makes a difference when you zoom out and look at the picture. For this tutorial, I did it the other way around, work big and then modify the layer to make it smaller. It seems to work either way. I'd suggest trying it small first, like I said it just seems easier, not so many pixels to deal with.
    I started with a blue background for this, it just makes it easier. If you were putting water droplets on a painting you would want to put them on a new layer to make all this easier and to ensure you don't mess up what you have already.

    Using my airbrush, I made a white dot for my highlight on the top. Then a black pencil to make the outline of where I would put the water drop.
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    Next, select the background color using the color selector tool and lighten it up a little bit.
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    Using your favorite drawing tool, start filling in your outline. I use pencil during all this, just because I find it suits my style and it's easy to smooth out.
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    Now let's do some shading. I only used black and white for this. Once you start smudging it won't matter, it just all blends together.
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    Keep adding black and white and then smudge with your pallet knife till you get something that looks like this.
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    Shrink to fit and viola! Itís a water droplet.





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    pretty i like the final touch ,) especialy on the flower but still a mystery, how did you do to makes all of these on the flower picture ? ,)

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    Just like I did here only one at a time. This one only took about 10 minutes and I was typing the text and taking screen shots while I did it.

    Really it's as simple as using these steps only on a small scale. Instead of of shrinking the layer you're working on, you just zoom in real close and draw each one small.
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    John, thanks. Terrific. Very straight forward, easy to follow demonstration. You'll probably see quite few paintings with water droplet's floating around over the next few weeks.

    Very nice. Thanks for taking your time to demonstrate, and making it so simple to follow. I know I can take advantage of it. Much appreciated.

    Best, Byron

    PS: Yep, you're a high-teck junkie now, no doubt about it.
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    Byron - Looking forward to seeing those water droplets...they're just fun, don't know why, but it is. No problem...I've got nothing but time. Glad you find it helpful.
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