A view of the mountain standing on the side of the lake will be more attractive when you add ripple effect. The picture of a person walking in the snow will be more vivid when the snow fluttering … This can be done with just a few simple mouse clicks with Sqirlz Water Reflections software.
Sqirlz Water Reflections has many effects such as creating ripples and circles on the water surface, creating rain and snow for images.
The first step is to choose a neat photo without too much detail so that the product looks the most natural, usually lakes, rivers, snowy mountains … with a fairly clear horizon.
Then open the program Sqirlz Water Reflections, select Open on the menu bar to bring the image to the process window.
Click on the red ellipse icon in the vertical menu and then use this mouse to select the closed area to an effect on the image, by left-clicking the starting point and the next point, ending with right mouse.
The first 3 options in the menu as shown below correspond to how to create waves (Basic Ripples), create circles (Ring Ripples) and rain / snow (Rain / Snow).
Here, users can change many characteristics of the waves such as the magnitude, the contrast between the waves …; circle (must be combined with rain) such as number of circles, width, speed of spread …; of rain / snow such as number of snowflakes, travel speed, direction of movement, transparency …
Example of creating ripples: The photo below has a fairly clear horizon. The user can select the enamel area according to the border of the foot of the mountain bordering the water surface and the image border. Click the Basic Ripples icon: one is OK to accept the default settings, the other is to test each item. Click the 4th icon which is Rain / Snow and Ripples Combination> Basic Ripples Only> OK. Press the yellow arrow to view the result.
The original image.
Sparkling water surface effect. Screenshots.
Example of creating snow: The selected image has a roof, so when selecting a snowy area avoid this part. Then, click Rain / Snow> check the Snow box and select the snow thickness, the size of the snowflake, the main snow direction (rotate the red arrow parallel to the direction of the person) and the ability to fly in multiple directions of one. number of snowflakes (creating variety to look more realistic). This example chooses small snowflakes, moderate speed … In these items, the user can comfortably align to achieve the most reasonable results. Click the 4th icon which is Rain / Snow and Ripples Combination> Basic Ripples Only> OK. Press the yellow arrow to view the result.
Choose the right area for the photo and the direction of the snow. Pay attention to bookmark the item
Within Outline Only to only snow within the selected area.
This photo sets the number of frames to 20, if increased to 50-80, the snowflakes will fall softer.
Users can save products as flash movies, avi movies or gifs by selecting the corresponding item on the horizontal menu. If you leave a large number of frames in the Period of animation section, the final image will be softer.