How to draw a water glass

gedstar

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#2
Hi

Here's one way to do it without the Pen Tool, it's not the same as the image you supplied but should give you some idea

OK first thing I did was create a new layer and added a color to it then setup some guides, hit CRTL R to show to rulers
Then added another new layer and created a shape using the elliptical marquee tool and filled the shape with a lighter blue color

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Next I added more guides and used the rectangle marquee tool to draw a square and again added a slightly lighter blue color and used the free transform tool to change the shape of the bottom part

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Then I made a selection of the Top layer and inverted the selection using CRTL + SHIFT + I and added a layer mask to that layer

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Then I made a copy of the main layer and again resized that using the free transform tool

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And then I changed the color of that layer to white, after that I made a copy of the top layer and moved it down to the top of the white layer, you'll need to drag that layer above all the other layers, then I just resized it and change the color to a slightly gray white

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Result

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P.S. this was done pretty quickly and only as a demonstration so it's not perfect and I had a few of these :beerchug: :rofl:
 
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Aviorrok

Well-Known Member
#6
Hi

Here's one way to do it without the Pen Tool, it's not the same as the image you supplied but should give you some idea

OK first thing I did was create a new layer and added a color to it then setup some guides, hit CRTL R to show to rulers
Then added another new layer and created a shape using the elliptical marquee tool and filled the shape with a lighter blue color

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Next I added more guides and used the rectangle marquee tool to draw a square and again added a slightly lighter blue color and used the free transform tool to change the shape of the bottom part

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Then I made a selection of the Top layer and inverted the selection using CRTL + SHIFT + I and added a layer mask to that layer

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Then I made a copy of the main layer and again resized that using the free transform tool

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And then I changed the color of that layer to white, after that I made a copy of the top layer and moved it down to the top of the white layer, you'll need to drag that layer above all the other layers, then I just resized it and change the color to a slightly gray white

View attachment 72029

Result

View attachment 72030

P.S. this was done pretty quickly and only as a demonstration so it's not perfect and I had a few of these :beerchug: :rofl:
Thanks man great job!
 

IamSam

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#11
For this water effect, there's no escaping the Pen Tool!

Since your dealing with two different colors you will need two different paths. You can set the tool to shape or path. If you use shape you need to pick the color of the shape (which can be easily changed later) and lower the opacity so you can see your work. You get much cleaner results with the shape option.

Here I have used the path option just to quickly demonstrate.

Using the Pen Tool set to path, on a new layer, I created the first water color/shape.
Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 8.09.42 AM.png

Right click and make the path into a selection.
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Then fill the selection with the appropriate color.
Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 8.22.19 AM.png

On a new layer, repeat the process for the second water color/shape.

Pen Tool path....
Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 8.13.04 AM.png

..turned into a selection...
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......then filled with color.
Screen Shot 2017-03-17 at 8.14.29 AM.png