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Photoshop Tutorial: Ripple Effect

By: ReyRey

ReyRey will show us how to make a nifty looking distorted/rippled/pushed-up effect in Photoshop.

The final ripple effect result

The final ripple effect result

Step 1

Start with an image (any image will do).


Step 2

Add a new white layer and paint soft black lines across it using a soft brush. Like shown at the right.


Step 3

Duplicate that layer and set it to screen. Turn this layer off until later.


Step 4

Set the first layer you created to multiply.


Step 5

Go into Filter/ Liquify. Distort the image like this and save the mesh to your desktop.


Step 6

Apply the Liquify mesh to the other layers by clicking on the layer and then going into Filter/ Liquify and then load the mesh that was saved to your desktop.


Step 7

Create a soft mask like this and apply it to all the layers. Turn the screen layer back on and lower the opacity until you like it.


Step 8

Add a shadow layer under the original image. You can even add an adjustment layer to the top to brighten up the area where the folds are.


That's it, have fun.
A layered psd file is available here

This tutorial was originally a topic posted in our forums

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