Change blue/grey water to bright, colorful water

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this tutorial is recomended on waterfalls.



1.with your image, first make it 'grayscale'.

2.since you want to add color to the image(Ctrl+C), copy the Black and White image (Select>All or Ctrl+A)
you may X that image out. a new table; File>New or Ctrl+N
make ure you set the new image to 'RGB Color'

4.Paste back the image onto your new table.

5.Create a new layer.Layer>New>Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N

6.Change the Setting 'Normal' to 'Overlay'

7.get this brush:

8.Set your color to a light blue. i'm going to use 44FCFE
then click a part on water. you can click in the same spot for about 4 times. 7 the max. you can get any size of the Soft Round Brushes; use any size. might want to add a neon green on the light blue. to do that you add a new layer Layer>New>Layer or Shift+Ctrl+N
make sure you set it from 'Normal' to 'Overlay'

11.i'm using 42FF00 for the neon green; add it on top the light blue with a 300 pixel Soft Round Brush.

12.this is what my layers looked like at the end.

Tutorial Comments

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this is awesome!

By sunshine07 on Oct 26, 2008 11:25 pm

omg...this is sooo cool 8|

By Cupcake-S on Jul 9, 2008 10:17 am

how do i open a new table ?

By iGoKrazyy on Apr 6, 2008 8:48 am

to jesskuhayy; i dont get what your saying. which steps confuse you?

By brittneybx3 on Mar 24, 2008 6:52 pm

hm, I get lost at the color change part.
I created a new layer, but what do I click to set the color? it keeps coming out just white, but I know I'm not doing it right.

By jesskuhayy on Mar 15, 2008 7:25 pm

Woohoo. =)

By oneroot on Feb 21, 2008 2:23 pm

wow that pic looks soo awesome thnx for tha tutorial :)

By Mara-roscoe on Jan 24, 2008 12:50 am

love the pic

By purplelilac8o8 on Jan 17, 2008 6:50 pm

the after picture is stunning.

By twodreamlovers on Jan 11, 2008 7:09 pm

cooooool!! :)

By manny-the-dino on Jan 8, 2008 7:31 pm
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Tutorial Details

Author brittneybx3 View profile
Submitted on Jan 5, 2008
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Approved on Jan 6, 2008