Adding Water Effects
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How to add water effects
1. Choose a water mask number from Water Mask Toolbar.
2. Select Pen or Fill tool from Drawing Tool and use the mouse to draw a water mask over the area of the image where you want to apply the water effect to. Use the left button to draw and the right button to erase.
3. Adjust various parameters of the water effect or load a preset setting from Water Effect toolbar to define the effect in the area of water mask you've drawn.
4. Repeat to step 1 and select a different mask number to apply different effect.
The best way to create a beautiful, realistic water effects is to experiment with the various parameters. If you find one that produces an attractive water effect, you may save it as a preset setting which you can load it later.
Toolbars to apply water effects
· Water mask is used to determine the settings of the water effects.
· To differentiate the area of the water mask, each one has a unique color when it's drawn. (e.g: Water Mask 1 color is blue, Water Mask 4 color is yellow)
· Each water mask stores the parameters of water effects individually so you can have up to 4 different water effects in a single image. (e.g: Mask 1 emulates waterfall effect, Mask 2 emulates lake effect, and so on)
· There are 2 types of drawing tool available, Pen and Fill tool.
· The pen tool draws a water mask with a shape of circle, and the size can be adjusted with Pen Size trackbar.
· The fill tool fills the area of the image with a water mask. It is useful if you want to fill a big area on the image or to replace another water mask with the selected water mask.
· When drawing the water mask, use the left mouse button to draw and the right moust button to erase.
In water effect toolbar you will see various parameters that set the behaviour of the water effect .
With the combination of this parameters you can emulate numerous visual effects such as waterfall, lake, sea, and much more.
Amazingly we found that it can also creates several effects other than water effects such as fire, fog, cloud, make trees/leaves glide.
Water effect parameters
· Amplitude : Define how big the wave is. (height of the wave)
· Frequency : Define the frequency of the wave. (number of wave)
· Ripple Effect : Apply a unique ripple effect to an image. This is particularly useful to emulate a waterfall effect.
· Distortion : Add distortions/noises to the water. This is particularly useful to emulate a waterfall effect.
· Speed : Define the speed of the the wave movement.
· Direction : Define the direction of the wave movement.
· Vertical Wave : The waves move vertically (up and down).
· Horizontal Wave : The waves move horizontally (left and right).
· Perspective Wave : The waves closer to the viewer will appear wider and taller than those far away.
· Reflection : Create reflection/mirror effect. With this feature you can create artificial water surface.
Preset settings allows you to save the water settings and load it for later uses.
It has several default presets that you can use such as ocean, clam ocean, waterfall, lake, or fire.
Preset Settings Menu
· To load the preset setting, click Preset button, choose load, and select the setting.
· To add current water settings, click Preset button and click Add, and enter the name of the preset setting.
· To delete preset setting, click Preset button, choose Delete, and select the setting that you want to delete.