Howdy! Last time, we have discussed making of artistic water painting. Today we will create bubbles by layer style on flower picture using Photoshop. Mostly you watch the water bubbles on wallpapers, do you think how these can be created in Photoshop. No! Then don’t be a worry, I have found a way to create bubbles effect in Photoshop. I have done brainstorming to make the bubbles on a wallpaper. The good thing is that I have created this effect many times successfully which I’m going to share with you. In this tutorial, I will use a flowers wallpaper and use some layer styles properties. So be attentive and read out this tutorial complete.
Image after Bubble Effect
Steps to Create Bubbles by Layer Style on Flower Picture Photoshop
Step 1: Open Flowers Wallpapers
In our first step, Pick up the flowers wallpaper from a computer and open it in Photoshop Window. For this purpose go to File -> Open from the main menu or press the command Ctrl + O. The new Open window will expose, here select the flowers image from the computer and do click on an open button.
Step 2: Drop Ellipse Shape on Duplicate Layer
When you will click on open button suddenly your selected picture will open in Photoshop window. Now make the duplicate layer of the Background. So press the command Ctrl + Alt + J or go to Layer -> Duplicate Layer and enter the name of a layer as “Copy”.
After that select the Ellipse Tool from Toolbar and set the Fill #ffffff and Stroke No Color. Now drop the circle on the flowers wallpaper for making Bubbles.
Step 3: Set Bevel & Emboss Properties
In our 3rd step set the Bevel & Emboss Layer Style properties. So go to Layer -> Layer Style -> Blending Option from the main menu. A Layer Style window will open, here click on Bevel & Emboss option and set properties as
Style: Inner Bevel
Highlight Mode: Linear Light White
Shadow Mode: Linear Light Black
More about Bevel & Emboss see this http://design.tutsplus.com/articles/the-comprehensive-guide-to-bevel-and-emboss–psd-17308.
Step 4: Set Inner Shadow Properties
After Bevel & Emboss now manage the Inner Shadow properties. Select the Inner Shadow option from Layer Style window and Set Properties as
Blend Mode: Overlay White
Step 5: Step Inner Glow Properties
After setting of Inner Shadow properties, now settle down the Inner Glow Properties. So select the Inner Glow option from Layer Style window at left side and set values as
Blend Mode: Darken
Step 6: Set Satin Properties
Now select the Satin option from Left Side of the Layer Style Window and manage the Satin properties as
Blend Mode: Vivid Light White
Step 7: Set Drop Shadow Properties
In the end select the Drop Shadow option and manage its properties as
Blend Mode: Multiple Black
Finally, we have set all properties of layer Style for Bubble effect. You will see a water bubble has been created after setting of these above properties. Now make more Bubbles on the Flowers wallpaper.
Don’t set again these properties because this is time-consuming. For your easiness make the duplicate layers of the Ellipse 1 layer.
Step 8: Make Duplicate Layer of Ellipse
The first bubble is ready, now make the duplicate layer of Ellipse for more bubbles. For this purpose go to Layer -> Duplicate Layer and enter the name of the every layer at your wishes. Move these at the proper place on Flower wallpaper.
In the below picture, I have made more bubbles after duplication and manage their size by Transform Control.
Finally, we have made a bubbling effect on a photo just using Photoshop. I hope you will have understood it and will do practice at your end.
After discussion of an above tutorial, I conclude that it is so easy to make water bubbles on a picture in Photoshop. First all opened a flowers image in Photoshop window and made the duplicate layer. After that Set the Bevel & Emboss, Inner Shadow, Inner Glow, Satin and Drop Shadow Properties. At the end made more duplicate layers and adjusted at proper places on the image. This was all procedure to complete the bubbly effect.