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3 Photoshop Brushes for Painting Water Reflections by pixelstains 3 Photoshop Brushes for Painting Water Reflections by pixelstains

Happy Monday everybody! Today's Photoshop brushes are for painting still water reflections. They were requested by emmasillanpaa

For brush requests, ideas for future brush sets, or related questions you can email me at brushtip@pixelstains.net

The set contains three different brushes:

  • The first brush has a heavy texture, it is best used on a separate "screen" layer on top of the background.
  • The second brush can be used with the color of the main light source. You can achieve depth by tilting your pen.
  • The third one is best for painting indoor water with few highlights. It has a bit of a "spa-ish" feel to it.

Tips:

Establish your base with the gradient tool or a soft round brush and use these brushes to add the highlights.

Experiment with blending modes such as Color Dodge, Lighten, Screen, Luminosity and Multiply. Color Dodge is your best friend when going for this effect.

For extra details use the default pressure sensitive soft brush set on Color Dodge.

NOTE:
All my brushes are FREE to use both in commercial and personal art.
I do not request credit or back linking, but if you do I'll take it as a kind gesture.
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erica693992 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Student Artist
thank you!!
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sakuraneko84 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2017
Thank you.
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Stretchnsniff Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
OMG this is perfect! thank you so much!!! :heart:
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PriceCreation Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Used here: pricecreation.deviantart.com/a…
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sentarousagi Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you sooo much!
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gaiajuliacaesar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the lovely water brushes.  Happy to find them!

Used them here - gaiajuliacaesar.deviantart.com…
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kirranchen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Student Photographer
that's great,it 's what I need Absolutely,thank you so much~~~
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misscraze Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you
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MIRIAMSM2016 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! Nod 
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MOOEV Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!. It's amazing!
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Itzel-Nahomy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!!! 
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sodachild Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
thank you
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Mom-EsPeace Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016
Thanks so very much
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MiCheong Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you!Love 
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fireytika Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
These brushes are amazing! Thank you very much ^^
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ch20060602 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much for sharing.
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Bidanzi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
thanks!
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Arddy24 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're amazing thank you.
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octobermermaid Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank you for these! 
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KyleRobertShultz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, thanks!
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Danieljamieson Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
thanks alot :) 
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MollyMittens Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing!!! Going to test them out later!!
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kkingjji Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Thank you so much!! XD It's really beautiful brush. :)
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016   Digital Artist
Used here: In the Lake by SilentPlea   Thank you!
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
cheers! Awesome work :D
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SilentPlea Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016   Digital Artist
Thank you!  Your brushes are great :love:
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Leeanix Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
These look very cool. I will have to try them sometime.
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
cheers!
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Hazelgee Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic brushes, thank you for sharing them! :)
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
my pleasure, I hope they'll be useful :)
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Icy-HeartProductions Featured By Owner May 23, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! These are so cool!
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pixelstains Featured By Owner May 24, 2016
my pleasure!
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DarkClaw6 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
Oh My God, freaking huge virtual hug. I have been stalled on a picture I'm doing for weeeeks because I couldn't figure out how to acheive that effect, then lo and behold I stumble upon these brushes and I feel the clouds part, sun shines down and an angel chorus in the background. Thank you so very much for making these brushes.
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pixelstains Featured By Owner May 4, 2016
haha cheers! glad to hear you found them useful :D
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Ocetee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice :3
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
cheers!
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evilkunoichi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
thx :3 !! <3
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
cheers! <3
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TempuraBanana Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
Thank you so much!!!!
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
sure thing :D
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Higashikuni-chan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this wonderful brushes !
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2016
my pleasure!!
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Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
hi :wave: i used your wonderful stock here A Normal Day by Lolita-Artz ThankYou by KmyGraphic
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
great work!
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Lolita-Artz Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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mothy-momo Featured By Owner Edited Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing brushes! I used them here: 
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pixelstains Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
Awesome, keep up the great work!
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JacksGallery Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the fave :) i used this brush in here jacksgallery.deviantart.com/ar…
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