Need a displacement map (Photoshop) of a water surface? In the Photoshop Tutorial: Create Water Reflection for Architectural Illustration you can follow in detail how to create a reflecting water surface in Photoshop quickly. For many people, this is surely a valid alternative to directly rendering the water surface, especially when it needs to be done fast and you’re not familiar with the render settings. The core of the process is creating a displacement map with which you can create the effect of a water surface on a mirrored part of the image.
We are giving the displacement map away as a free download under this link:
This Photoshop displacement mapping can also be used as a water bump map. This is a Photoshop file which also has both layers from the creation process.
Therefore you can change the settings in order to experiment with different variations of the displacement map.
If you are looking for other water photo textures make sure to check out our Free Water Textures Library you can use for free for private AND your commercial projects!