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3 Photoshop Brushes for Painting Water Reflections


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

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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Wow! Thanks man. I’m Subscribed.

Thank You! Really helped me a lot

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Interesting! Thank you.

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Thank you ever so much for all these amazing and enormously helpful resources and for being so kind to create and share them with us! <3

thanks alot ^^

excuse me but does anyone know how to fix this problem, i tried to download it but it says failed and there was no file.. can anyone tell me how to fix this?

I ran into the same problem. I tried repeatedly. Finally, I googled the item and found an old site with a link to the very same page here on DeviantArt and the exact same URL, but, for some reason, it worked and I was finally able to download a zip file versus the empty html file it was previously downloading. This is the "back door" I came in through (it's just a link on their page, really):

[you may need to scroll a bit]

Your results may vary, lol, BUT I hope it works for you any any others running into this same problem! I am perplexed, as it is the same exact URL. Maybe with server demands, which are probably high, sometimes it is "momentarily" unavailable? So, perhaps one can just "keep trying" after several minutes. I'm still not sure! But best of luck! :)

Thanks for sharing <3

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Thank you so much!

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Gracias . Los utilizare en mis dibujos .

Here examples

2020 04 01
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Thank you so much!! Gratefully downloaded~

Thanks you so much!

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