Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Create icicles in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to create icicles in Photoshop. Icicles are basically hanging ice formed when water freezes. This icicle effect uses the stylize and distort filters.

Create icicles in Photoshop

Step 1

Open a new Photoshop document with the size 640 x 480.
Select the rectangular marquee tool and drag a rectangle shape. Then fill the shape in white colour as shown below.

Step 2

Deselect the marquee tool by pressing the Ctrl + D. Select Filter > Stylize > Extrude and add the following settings:

  • Type: Pyramids
  • Size: 20 Pixels
  • Depth: 255 Random

Step 3

Select Filter > Distort > Polar Coordinates and choose ‘Polar to Rectangular’ and you should get the following image effect.

Step 4

Now you need to give your icicles some colour. Select Image > Adjustment > Hue/Saturation and adjust the sliders to your liking. I have given 202 for the Hue, and 75 for the saturation. You also need to check the ‘Colorize’ checkbox.


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