Making a flowing liquid effect in Photoshop

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20 Responses

  1. Great tutorial, thanks!

  2. Suminda says:

    it’s a cool way to make that fluid kind a thing. i would ike to know wheathre are there any more of that kind things

    thank you

  3. Followed it right through to the end and it looks a mess, but will keep trying. When I do the shading it does not seem to work.

  4. Alex says:

    The shading and highlights are quite tricky for this tutorial. It took me about 3-4 tries to make it look right. Keep trying. Look at the way I made the shading (Dodge Tool) … followed the contour of the shape. The shadows (Burn Tool) are in the inner space created by te shading (Dodge Tool). Try it like this.

  5. looks really great 🙂
    What ever i don’t going to use it

  6. Well an intresting step by step explanation, but need to work hard on it..

  7. Bob Dale says:

    The bevel was definatly the key in making this effect look realistic.

  8. Deon West says:

    Thank you very much for this info. as it is very informative, I’ve always wanted to know how to create this liquid effect. Now I do.
    Thanks again, keep posting your tutorials it helps me to learn more about computer graphics.

  9. Zee says:

    Awesome, this is the tutor i’ve been looking for… thank you so much?? ^_^ it’s really helpfull

  10. Thank you for this tutorial, but, will it work if i try to put the liquid in a perfume bottle? i am doing an Ad for a perfume line based on the 7 deadly sins.


  11. Bobby says:

    this is a great tutorial, this is the tutor I’ve been looking for my study work…thanx a lot man…

  12. Alex says:

    Glad you found it useful.

  13. Kalani says:

    it has really helped put me into the direction of using similar effects to create Paint Puddles/Blotches and what not.

  14. gangatharan says:

    it is very usefully to me .simple greate

  15. Anita Dahal says:

    Nice one, looking for more thing

  16. Ruth says:

    Hey Alex, would happen to know how to create coffee from cofee grain. I tried all different effects, it looked like Moca, chocalate, but far away from cofee. If you do can youplease help me out. I mean using a cup that has cofee grain and turn it into cofee on photoshop.


    If you do let me know at [email protected]

    ps: thanks for the tutorial, quite helpful.

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