Another Adobe Photoshop Trick
In this example, we will learn how to use a couple of Photoshop filters to create an effect of water running from a faucet tap.
Step 1. Let's start with a new document 400 x 400 pixels. Create a new layer, then apply the following filter:
Filter » Render » Clouds
Open the Filter » Blur » Gaussian Blur command and set the Gaussian Blur to 8.
Open the Filter » Blur » Motion Blur command and set the Angle at 90, Distance at 80. You should have an image like the one below.
Step 2. Now go to Image » Image Size command and Set: width to 500pixels (Remove the check mark from the "Constrain Proportions" option ) then click OK.
Step 3. Now open the Filter » Artistic » Plastic Wrap command and set the Highlight Strength to 17, the Detail to 12, and the Smoothness to 12.
Your image should now look like this:
Go to the Filter » Sketch » Chrome Command and set Detail at 0 and Smoothness at 7.
Go to Edit » Fade Chrome and set Opacity at 100% and Mode at Hard Light.
Step 4. Finally open the Image » Image Size command and set the height at 700 pixels, leave all other settings, and make sure the "Constrain Proportions" radio button is NOT checked.
As you practice these and other Photoshop tricks to give you a visual pun or photo realistic effect, you will learn a ton of new skills in the process. Happy skill building!