Water Letters in Pixelmator 3.0 FX

The Pixelmator Team has done a great job, they announced Pixelmator 3.0 FX, new version, which now has Layer Styles, Liquify Tools and other amazing stuff. Apropos of this release we are making new tutorials. In this tutorial we’ll show you simple way how to create Watter Letters using Layer Styles.

Water Letters

Pixelmator file you can download here.

Step 1

First of all open Pixelmator and create a new document. Choosing size feel free, I use 1100×500 px. Then choose Text Tool and write whatever you like, as you see I wrote Pixelmator. Letters size I made 120 and color is not important, we’ll change it in the next step.

1Step 2

Go to View > Show Styles, now in the right side schould apper Layer Styles. You can make Style on your own, as shown below or you can just download this style.

2Step 3

Download Water Drops picture, then go to Layer > New Layer > Choose Picture… and take Water Drops picture. Make it lesser, then duplicate it (Edit > Duplicate) and go to Edit > Flip Horizontal. Now carry the second picture in the right side, like in the image below. Pick Text Layer and select it (Edit > Load Selection).


Step 4

Now invert selection (Edit > Invert Selection) and delete everything with Magic Eraser Tool, then deselect (Edit > Deselect All).


Step 5

The last step! You just need to change Blending to Hard Light and reduce Opacity to 75%. Now you can enjoy your work!


Final Result:

Water Letters