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3 Photoshop Brushes for Painting Water Reflections

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Happy Monday everybody! Today's Photoshop brushes are for painting still water reflections. They were requested by emmasillanpaa

For brush requests, ideas for future brush sets, or related questions you can email me at brushtip@pixelstains.net

The set contains three different brushes:

  • The first brush has a heavy texture, it is best used on a separate "screen" layer on top of the background.
  • The second brush can be used with the color of the main light source. You can achieve depth by tilting your pen.
  • The third one is best for painting indoor water with few highlights. It has a bit of a "spa-ish" feel to it.


Establish your base with the gradient tool or a soft round brush and use these brushes to add the highlights.

Experiment with blending modes such as Color Dodge, Lighten, Screen, Luminosity and Multiply. Color Dodge is your best friend when going for this effect.

For extra details use the default pressure sensitive soft brush set on Color Dodge.

All my brushes are FREE to use both in commercial and personal art.
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JulieMDxNotTheDR's avatar

Thank you so much for the lovely resources! :)