Gimp tutorial, in this video you will learn how to create water droplets.
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How to Create Water Droplets in Gimp
Hey there! I just want to show you guys additional things, you can do with GIMP. So GIMP is a Freeware program, very much like Photoshop. So I’m just going to share with you some common effects you can do with certain pictures using GIMP.
So first step is how to create water droplets, so whatever your picture is drag it to your program then hit layer. So I’m just going to click the zoom and just show you. You go to layer then you create new layer, so I’m just going to name this is droplet then hit okay. But before doing that, be sure your layer fill type is transparency then hit okay.
Then you go to your Ellipse select tool and basically this is how your droplet would look like, so it’s really up to you. So I’m just going to just put a small ellipse there. So after doing that, you go to your blend tool and you draw a line across your Ellipse, but be sure that your foreground and your background colors are different. So I’m just going to change this to black to quickly show the gradient. So we’re going to draw a line across our ellipse and it should look like this. Then you go to your layers box by hitting control L like so, and you can see that your mode is normal, so you want to change that to overlay and your ellipse should look like this.
So to make this greedy, all you have to do is go to filters, go to light and shadow, go to drop shadow and on your box here, you change your offset X and your offset Y to three like so. And then change your opacity to 70, and then hit okay. So it should look like this. So we create another light and shadow effect by hitting filters, go to light and shadow then go to drop shadow and then you change your offset X to negative three this time and also your offset Y, then change your opacity to 30 and hit okay.
So basically, this is how it should look like. If you open your control L or your layers window, you’re going to see four layers, your background, your original picture, your droplet, your drop shadow and your drop shadow number one. So you go to your drop shadow number one, minimize this, and go to your move tool like so and you move your shadow, to place your shadow anywhere you want. I’m just going to place it there.
So after this you go to your layer and you create another layer, this time because you have a shadow, you should have a light. So I just type in light and click okay. Then go to your brush tool, make sure your brush is your circle fuzzy 15 mode and that’s a normal mode actually but your brush type should be circle fuzzy 15 and make sure your foreground is color white. And then we are just going to place our white here.
So, you can do better than this. I’m just going to show you show you the basic and there you go and then you go to select, hit none and there is your droplet. So you can do other stuff like 3D text or other things with this effect. So it’s all up to you. It’s all up to your creativity and it’s all up to your preferences. So these are just basics that I’m just showing. So that is how to make a water effect.
Next time I’m going to—well not really next time, but next I’m going to show you how to create a light sewer. So I have here a picture of a Lego Star Wars character which is it looks Sky Walker, so we’re going to bring him to bring him to life by bring him to life by bringing his life saver to life. So all you have to do is go to layers and you create a new layer but before you do that make sure that your foreground and your background colors are different, so I’m just going to change this black like so and then go to layers, new layer. I’ll name this and name this as saber and then hit foreground color and hit okay. So, it should look like this. And then you go to your control L again. And this time instead of overlay you hit screen like so, so you can see your picture again and then you go to your paths tool and you’re going to define the borders of your light saver. I think that’s wrong, so I’m just going to hit here, here, and then there. And then you go to your window here and hit selection from paths or create selection from path.
And then you go to your fill tool, your foreground should be white and then just fill it up like so. So with this, you have basically edited this area that we want to bring to life, so you hit edit and then—oh I mean you hit select and then you hit none. So it should like this.
So basically, you have two layers your saber and your background. So with your saber, you have to duplicate this, so you have a saber, a saber copy and a saber copy number one. So you go to saber and pass this to a filter which is a blur filter, the Gaussian blur, and this would be the lowest value. So I’m just going to hit five and it should look like this and hit okay. And then you go to the next saber copy and then pass this also to a filter, this time to a higher value 25, hit okay.
Next you pass the third one to a higher value, higher than the second one so hit 50 and hit okay. Here we go. So as you can see this section is already glowing. Now, you go to your layers, dialogue box by hitting control L then right click the saber copy number one then merge it down to your saber copy. And then as you can see your mode has change back to normal, so you have to check this as screen like so. And then you do that as well with the other one, so you merge all your three layers together and make sure your mode is into screen mode.
So with this, we’re just going to change the color. So go to colors then color balance, so basically I’m going to make it green because we all know that it looks light saber screen, so hit okay. So with this, all you have to do is merge it again with our picture and there you go. Light saber is now glowing and this time we had just change the Lego—basically the Lego light saber to life.
So I think that’s pretty cool, so those are just two of the effects that I want to share more to come and thanks for watching this video. Also, I advice you guys to check my YouTube partner DeadlyFury16’s, go to tutorials and also check out my channel other tutorials basically videos about text of that I want to share. So thanks for watching this video and have fun.