Mar 05 2012

Stunning Photo Manipulations Featuring Water


Nature provides great inspiration for digital art, and water is one of the most visually impressive aspects of nature. Many photo manipulators choose to work with water as it’s fluidity, opacity and reaction to light are all great foundations of art. Water also brings with it tremendous energy. The splashes, waterfalls and flows offer a wonderful basis for exciting compositions.

Today we’ve compiled a range of different photo manipulations featuring water. Not only do they show some epic Photoshop skills, but they show the diversity of the subject matter. The manipulations of water range from warping water into flames, structures, mushroom clouds, wings, animals and other objects. So much inspiration is waiting, so dive on in.

Photo Manipulations

Surreal Photo Manipulation With Twisting Water by Oliver Cereto

Water Photo Manipulation

Smoke on the Water by SamoShaver

Water Photo Manipulation

Realistic Water Text by Abduzeedo

Water Photo Manipulation

Surreal Out of Bounds Photo Manipulation by Loredana Papp

Water Photo Manipulation

Water and Fire by nxlam1801

Water Photo Manipulation

Elements by *CassiopeiaArt

Water Photo Manipulation

Water and Air by *valse-des-ombres

Water Photo Manipulation

Miniature World by Mirko Santangelo

Water Photo Manipulation

Sorceress of Water by st3to

Water Photo Manipulation

Photo Manipulate a Scenic Natural Spa Scene

Water Photo Manipulation

Water Stallion by PSHoudini

Water Photo Manipulation

Secret of the Water by Ka-Kind

Water Photo Manipulation

Chilling Photo Manipulation by Jarka H

Water Photo Manipulation

Water Angel by ZaMoHt

Water Photo Manipulation

Water Fish by angelitonegro

Water Photo Manipulation


Water Photo Manipulation

Atomic Water Bomb Green by =Rcdevils

Water Photo Manipulation

Eerie Underwater Composition by Steven Szontagh

Water Photo Manipulation

The Eye of the Storm by lardacil

Water Photo Manipulation

Mountains water and mist by lifeness23

Water Photo Manipulation

Careless by FrozenStarRo

Water Photo Manipulation

Firewater by Sagitarii

Water Photo Manipulation

Waterose by DeltaP42

Water Photo Manipulation

Flooded City Scene by Andrew Gardner

Water Photo Manipulation

Rain Spell by temporary-peace

Water Photo Manipulation

Out of Bounds Fantasy Illustration by Constantin Potorac

Water Photo Manipulation

Water Flames by aladecuervo

Water Photo Manipulation

Water Bridge by robhas1left

Water Photo Manipulation


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Comments and Discussions
  • Yasir Aman, 05 March 2012

    Water and Fire by nxlam1801 is really a masterpiece.
    Thank you Tom :)

    • Tom Ross, 07 March 2012

      That’s one of my favorites too, such a beautiful piece!

      I’m glad you liked the post Yasir :).

  • Frederik, 09 March 2012

    Wow, very nice effects – great inspirations.

  • Maria Wendt, 16 March 2012

    Tom, I love reading your posts here on Noupe. This has to be one of the best posts on here. I love it…and pinned it on to pinterest!!

    • Tom Ross, 22 April 2012

      Aw thanks Maria! That means a lot, and I’m really glad you enjoyed this post.

  • Courtney, 20 March 2012

    I have seen some of these before, but there are some awesome ones here also..

  • sanath vemireddy, 21 March 2012

    so stunning artifacts , imagination beyond its best.

  • KIRTI, 21 March 2012

    Amazing effects !!

  • Dresden Kaiser, 21 March 2012

    I love it I wish I had the imagination to do these things just beautiful work it’s amazing what some people can do.

  • Diego Poveda, 21 March 2012

    Its amazing tom, incredible pictures………

  • Bill, 21 March 2012

    Careless resonates well… Maybe it’s the Dali-esque quality.

  • Art, 22 March 2012

    wow.. water flames i like that one.

  • Bachir, 22 March 2012

    it’s pretty much it impressed me.

    Water is essential in life

  • Hafiz Faraz Mukhtar, 23 March 2012

    Smoke on water is amazing what a style .. n look at cigratte

  • Darren, 28 May 2012

    WoW.. very inspirational post … nice share author !!!

  • Diana, 19 July 2012

    It is awasome!!!
    I liked Elements and Waterose the most!

  • George Funny, 31 July 2012

    Amazing. beautiful, stunning! Especially love the humour in the Out of Bounds Fantasy Illustration.

  • Nguyen Thanh Tam, 13 September 2012

    Hey! nice effect, I like it!!!!

  • Hannah, 05 December 2012

    Wow! Inspiring!

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