How was this sea effect created? I tried googling for images but that was hopeless. I tried searching for things like "photoshop sea plugin" (and numerous other variations) but that was equally hopeless. I think it is a great effect and I would love to know how it was done.


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    What part of this are you trying to figure out and what have you tried?
    – Ryan
    Commented Aug 23, 2016 at 18:23

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With the Ocean Ripple filter, located in Filter > Filter Gallery > Distort

I drew some random water, made up of varying shades of blue (more colors = more detail)

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Tweak your filter settings

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Not exact, but it's a good starting point. This took me about 2-3 minutes, so with more effort, you can get better results.

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