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Steven ProbetsTeardrop Effect
by on Mar 2, 2012 at 7:42:01 pm

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone can point me in the direction to create a teardrop falling from someones eye?

I cannot find any tutorials on this kind of thing.



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Kevin CampRe: Teardrop Effect
by on Mar 5, 2012 at 11:10:58 pm

if your talking about a tear running down a face (or cheek) you might try working with cc glue gun.

you'll want to duplicate the face layer and add cc glue gun to the top duplicate. you'll need to key frame the brush position property to move down the face (this may be the hardest part to make look real) and adjust the stroke width.

you can add some randomness to the 'tear' by setting the style to wobbly and adjusting those properties. also play with the light settings (i find point is often better than distant source) and the shading settings.

you can also adjust the opacity of that layer over the original layer if needed. you could also add roughen edges to the tear if wanted more irregularity to the tear path.

Kevin Camp
Senior Designer

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Steven ProbetsRe: Teardrop Effect
by on Mar 6, 2012 at 8:14:13 am

Thanks Kevin.

I will be trying this out this week to see if I can make it look good. I have a bit of time before I get the work from the client so practice will make perfect :) Cheers

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Benjamin AusmithRe: Teardrop Effect
by on Mar 9, 2012 at 8:01:13 pm

Here's a wonderful tutorial on this kind of thing:

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