#3: Select the portion that you wish to have as water, as I have done.
#4: Apply "Effects/Artistic Effects/Enamel" .with these settings.
#5: Apply Effects/Distortion Effects/Twirl with these settings, or play until you like the look.
Now you can leave it, or add the following Effects/Art Media Effects/Brush Strokes..
#6: To achieve the glow of the moon on the water, I duplicated the moon tube I had added behind the mountains. I brought the moon dupe, forward and "Smudged" it all around on top of the water. I then gave it a layer blend of "Dodge" to get the glow.
Another tip: To get good silhouettes, add your tubes of trees, animals, boats or whatever, and then go to "Adjust/Brightness and Contrast" and take the "Brightness" way down to minus 150 or so. It is really very easy to make lovely moonlit scenes.. .
I hope you have fun and enjoy trying this way of making moonlit water!
Email me wiith any questions.
My tutorial was inspired by a sunset tutorial from which I freelanced the image below. I left the water in this image after I had given it my "Enamel" and "Twirl" effects. The Sunset tutorial by Atul Takur is here.