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[TUTORIAL] Creating a Water Texture

#1 User is offline   droz928 

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 05:14 AM

Water is one of the easies things to create in gimp.
All the settings in this tutorial are the ones I used feel free to experiment and adjust the settings

This is what you should have when you complete this little tutorial.
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Step One: Setting up the base layer
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First open a new image I used 400x300 it really doesn't matter what background you choose.

Fill the image with clouds Filter>Render>Clouds>Solid Noise
Settings
Random Seed: 4294966803
Detail 1
X Size 2.0
Y Size 2.0
Click Ok

A note about the clouds. You should try to get a cloud layer that is distributed unevenly. You want to achieve a good contrast between the black and white.

Now apply a radial motion blur Filters>Blur>Motion
Settings
Set it to Radial
Angle 45
Click Ok

Now apply a Gaussian blur Filters>Blur>Gaussian
Settings
Blur Method set to IIR
Horizontal and Vertical 35
Click Ok

Step 2: Adding waves and ripples
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Add waves Filters>Distorts>Waves
Settings
Mode Smear
Amplitude 55
Phase 190
Wavelength 37
Click Ok

Duplicate the layer Layer>Duplicate
Flip the duplicate layer Tools>Transform Tools>Flip (Shift + F)
Click and drag the flip curser from left to right across the layer. Poof it is flipped.
Set the layer mode to difference.
Duplicate the layer. Layer>Duplicate (Shift + F)

Rotate the second duplicate layer. Tools>Transform Tools>Rotate (Shift + R)
Click the any where on the layer the rotation settings dialog should appear.
Set the angle to 180 than click ok

Merge all the layer together Image>Merge Visible Layers (Shift + M)

Add the ripple Filters>Distorts>Ripple
Settings
Orientation: Horizontal
Edges: Wrap
Wave Type: Sine
Period: 130
Amplitude: 10
Click ok

Step 3: Adding Color
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The easiest way to add color is to add a new layer Layer>New Layer

Set your primary color to a nice aqua color try #239fa7.

Switch to the bucket fill tool Tools>Paint Tools>Bucket Fill (Shift + B) and click anywhere on the new layer.

Set the layer mode to color

Merge all the layer together Image>Merge Visible Layers (Shift + M)

Step 4: Final Step Cleaning and cutting
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Select all Select>All
Shrink the selection Select>Shrink
Setting 6
Copy Edit>Copy (ctrl + C) or Cut Edit>Cut (ctrl + X) the selection.
Paste it as a new image Edit>Paste As New.
Poof you are done. Save the file as water texture or whatever your heart desires.
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#2 User is offline   Ali Imran 

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Posted 29 October 2005 - 06:09 AM

Very very nice indeed. And also very easy to follow. Btw I dont agree on color given to water :l:.

thanks for sharing.

regards
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#3 User is offline   Stickupkid 

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:26 AM

:o: I NEVER THOUGHT IT SO EASY REALY COOL TUTE.
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Posted 20 December 2005 - 08:14 PM

looks so snazzy I'll have to try that sometimes :h:
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#5 User is offline   -George- 

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 12:23 PM

I like the effect i shall have to try it when i get back home. :h:
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Posted 26 January 2006 - 02:32 AM

Wow, its so easy to make but yet, so cool... :o:
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 01:24 AM

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great tut!! :l:
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#8 User is offline   meera18may 

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Posted 27 January 2006 - 10:38 PM

This is a great idea and I tried it out! It totally worked until I got to the adding colour part which was practically impossible for me, because it didn't work. Ahhh well in some countries the water is grey.

Again, a great tutorial!
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#9 User is offline   d3c0y2 

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Posted 04 February 2006 - 04:37 PM

nice, but cleaning up at the end u just have 2 crop it
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Posted 06 February 2006 - 05:14 PM

how do u set the layer mode to difference? sorry noob question!

EDIT: soz done it! nice tut
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#11 User is offline   Kreuger 

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 10:28 PM

I'm new to doing this stuff. Every tutorial I've tried to follow, something has gone wrong. I got to the part where you start duplicating the layers, but it wouldn't let me merge (or flatten) and it was only saying I had 2 layers (I assume there should be 3?)
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Posted 06 March 2006 - 09:42 AM

bbl
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#13 User is offline   wrogers 

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Posted 22 March 2006 - 01:12 AM

very nice tut. very clear and easy to follow.

this is mine.

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not the best, but i tried to create the classic water drop thing.

edit:
heres another one that i thought was kinda cool. i did a script fu>lava using the deep sea gradiant, put that under the water, did a distorts>waves with half the amplitude of the water, and changed the contrast / brightness. then i just changed the opacity of the water, and got this after a perspective change.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 08:06 PM

Yeah, I'm new, and just downloaded GIMP. This would be my second project ever, I'm glad it was easy to follow. Thanks :)
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Posted 22 May 2006 - 02:28 AM

hey ... um I tried this one but I counldnt get the right effect with the colour ... could u help lol ?
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Posted 29 May 2006 - 12:05 PM

My first project
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Edit: Now i tried this


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Posted 12 June 2006 - 07:31 PM

I am a newbie at this, so sorry for asking

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The easiest way to add color is to add a new layer Layer>New Layer

Set your primary color to a nice aqua color try #239fa7.

Switch to the bucket fill tool Tools>Paint Tools>Bucket Fill (Shift + B) and click anywhere on the new layer.

Set the layer mode to color



around this part I am a little confused, I choose a color I wanted, switched to bucket tool, and on the layer window I set it to color, and the normal window, I click on it, it stays black and white... am I doing something wrong?

heck, I cant even get it to color in on a plain white blank layer :o: :h:
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 11:32 PM

This is the first tut I have ever tried and it was brillant. I have managed to create my first GIMP project.

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Posted 24 June 2006 - 09:57 PM

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Awesome tutorial...I decided to use my own ideas on the clouds and stuff though.
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 04:17 PM

*cough* Very newbish question... I did it and the water was grayish, and it may be because I couldn't figure out how to set the layer mode... How do you do it? :l:

EDIT: Pft. Just figured it out on accident. Never mind... xD
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