I am attempting to create water spraying from a fire sprinkler. I am not having the best time getting the water to look realistic. I have attempted this tutorial but I am not happy with the results. I have also attempted to use multiple rain and water brushes but they just do not have the effect I am looking for which is spraying water. (The rain brushes come the closest but not quite there.)

My question is how do you create realistic spraying water? (Think of a fire sprinkler spraying water)

I am using Photoshop CS6 and if there is a brush that will work great for this I would like to see it.

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    Use a photo and mask out the water.
    – Scott
    Sep 20 '12 at 5:42
  • Yep. Sometimes the most straightforward solution is the best one. Sep 20 '12 at 10:03
  • @Scott - I have toyed with the idea but assumed there was a more challenging option in life. => Thanks!
    – L84
    Sep 20 '12 at 16:06

Of course you could also import a picture of spraying water and create your own brush in photoshop using this, then layer your results to get a nice effect. This also enables you to reuse your brush in the future.

Please refer to the following for how to create a brush:


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