Today I will show you how to make the effect of a misted window using brushes, using photo and layer styles. It only takes you 30 minutes to achieve the same result.
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Step 1. Open Photoshop and create a new document. I created a 2560 by 1440 pix document. Fill it with a dark gray color.
Step 2. Take a soft round brush and change its settings:
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Step 3. Create a new layer and place it in the group. Group overlay mode ColorDodge (Lightening the basics). Take brush white and randomly draw. You see how the edges are blurred. In the future, it will be important to us.
Step 4. Merge the group with the future drops and the background layer. Apply Levels (Levels). The value of black (124), white (161). You can change the values at your discretion. The main thing to get rid of blurred edges.
Step 5. Remove black background with Magic wand (W). Then go to menu Highlight – Adjacent pixels (Select – Similar) to make sure that all black areas are highlighted. Remove dark areas on the image by pressing the key Delete.
Step 6. Download the image to which you want to apply the effect of misted glass. Having opened such image, create its duplicate. Then select the layer with the original image (hide the duplicate)!
Step 7. Go to Filter – Blur – Gaussian blur… (Filter – Blur – Gaussian blur). Radius value set equal to 20 pixels
Step 8. Go to Layers – Layer style – Color overlay (Layer – Layer styles – Color overlay), use dark gray by setting the Opacity value 60%.
Step 9. Now move the previously created layer with water droplets above the image layer. To make the drops more realistic, apply some layer styles. But first make sure that the drop layer is active.
Step 10. Go to Layers – Layer style – Overlay options (Layer – Layer styles – Blending options) and set the parameter Fill (Fill)0. In the same window, select the style setting. Inner shadow (Inner shadow), set the color to white, blending mode – linear dimmer (Linear Burn), Opacity – 50%, Angle – 90, Offset – 3 pixels, Size – 5 pixels, also change the Contour to Cone.
Step 11. Now in this window, select the next style setting, which is called Stamping (Bevel and Emboss). Change the Depth to 350%, Direction: Down, Size – 7 pixels, Softening – 5 pixels. Set the Angle value to 54 degrees, and Heights – 42 degrees. Change the contour of the gloss to a deep groove. For the Backlight mode, set the opacity value to 80%, select the white color, and change the mode itself to Brighten the base, for the Shadow mode, set the opacity value to 50%, black, and change the mode to Multiplication.
Step 12. Then all in the same window, select another style setting Inner Glow (Inner Glow). Use blend mode Replacing dark (Darken) with opacity 40% and black. Use Source: On edges, setting its Size 25 pixels
Step 13. Now select the style setting Color Overlay. Use color # 907f72 with Opacity value 45% and overlay mode Lightening basics (Color Dodge).
Step 14. Last apply the Drop Shadow layer style. Use Multiply for Blend Mode, black color and Opacity 20%. Change the angle to 90 degrees, Offset – 9 pixels, Swipe – 5%, Size – 10 pixels.
Step 15. Make a duplicate visible, then go to the menu Filter – Blur – Gaussian blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian blur), Radius values this time use five pixels Right click on the thumbnail of the droplet layer in the layers palette and select the Select pixels command, this action will allow you to select all the droplets separately. Now in the layers palette, select the image to which we applied the blur and apply to it Layer – Layer mask – Show selected area (Layer – Layer mask – Reveal Selection).
Step 16. Select the layer mask we created in the previous step and go to Filter – Blur – Motion blur (Filter – Blur – Motion blur). Select -90 degrees for Angle and Offset set equal 80 pixels
Step 17. After the layer mask is blurred, go to Picture – Correction – Levels (Image – Adjustments – Levels). Change the values of the black and white inputs until you reach the effect that you can see on the screen.
Step 18. Create a duplicate of the layer with the photo, for which we applied a Gaussian Blur filter with a value of 5 pixels, and remove the layer mask. Using the Horizontal text tool, write any word (you can also use a tablet or write text with the mouse). Select only pixels with text, as we did in Step 15, and apply the mask so that the image is visible below the text area.
Step 19. Create a new layer, select the tool. Brush with the same effects that we previously painted drops, draw more small droplets, especially draw a text area with drops. To apply the same style to the new drops, copy the Layer Styles and add them to the layer with small droplets.
Step 20. Duplicate the photo with the layer again and remove the layer mask, then go to Layer – Layer mask – Hide selected area (Layer –Layer mask – Hide all). Apply to mask Filter – Rendering – Clouds (Filter – Render – Clouds). Make sure you have a black and white color color palette. After completing this step, the blurred window effect will become even more realistic.
Step 21 Select all layers and duplicate them. After that, the duplicated layers merge into one. And apply to this layer Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur (Filter – Blur – Gaussian Blur), putting the value for Radius – 20 pixels
Step 22 Change the blending mode to Overlay with 40% opacity.
Step 23 Duplicate the previous layers and change the blending mode to Lightening (Screen) with 40% opacity.
Step 24 Create a new layer and place it above the rest. Fill a new layer with a radial gradient using a transition from dark gray to light gray. Change layer mode to Multiplication (Multiply).
Total: Here is the result of our lesson. Optionally, you can continue to experiment with styles and filters, making the effect of the foggy window even more realistic.
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