How to Paint Realistic Tears and Water Droplets in Adobe Photoshop

How to Paint Realistic Tears and Water Droplets, Step-by-Step

We're shedding tears of joy for how amazing our new Academy members are..

So in the spirit of learning, let’s take a look at how to paint them!

The key to painting realistic teardrops is understanding the reflective properties of water. In this tutorial, we start by showing you the principles of painting a droplet of water, and then how you can apply them to paint teardrops in your digital portraits.

Academy members can click here to download the Layered PSD file, so they can follow along with this same Eye graphic at home.​

Watch the video below to find out:

  • The structure of water droplets, and how to paint them
  • A super-simple method for painting teardrops
  • A few easy details you can add to tears to add realism
How to paint water droplets

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