Create Wave Effect in Photoshop CS6
Edited by Freya, Rushell, Eng
You're watching VisiHow. In this video, we're going to show you how to add a wave effect on Photoshop CS6 on Windows 7.
We already have an image open. We can open an image either by creating a new document or opening an existing one, which we've shown how to do in other videos on this website.
Once we have our image open, we should move over to the right-hand side and make sure we're clicked onto the layer that we want to edit. We only have one layer in this demonstration, and it is highlighted in blue. If we had multiple layers, we would make sure that the one we want is that color blue as well.
Click on "Filter" on the menu at the top of the screen.
Then move down to "Distort".
Finally, move over to "Wave". The options are in alphabetical order.
This brings up a pop-up window, where we have an image preview as well. We can start to edit different things about the wave, and it will show on the preview as we update it.
As we move the scroller over at the top for "Number of Generators", we can see it makes quite a dramatic difference, depending on how far we move it. The further to the right, the stronger the effect is.
We can also just type a number in the small text box at the top.
We can do the same with the "Wavelength". The "Min" and "Max" are both changing dramatically. We can play around with both of those until we find something we're happy with.
We can do the same with the "Amplitude". Again, we can see the difference it makes on the preview.
Of course we can also type in a number for the "Min" or "Max" instead. Feel free to play around and experiment to find just the right setting.
Finally, we can change the "Scale" in the same way, by either moving the scrollers or changing the numbers. What setting we choose for any of these all depends on the kind of effect we're going for.
At the top right of the window, we can choose the wave "Type", either "Sine", "Triangle" or "Square". This could make quite a difference as well.
Alternatively, we can select "Randomize".
When satisfied with the changes, we can press "OK" at the top right. Otherwise, press "Cancel" to come back to the image as it was.
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Video: Create Wave Effect in Photoshop CS6
Recent edits by: Rushell, Freya