Making a believable lake in Photoshop is not a difficult task to do even for beginners. In this video tutorial I will show you how you can achieve that using a few filters. This effect can be applied to any image but it certainly looks best on landscape or outdoors images. Enjoy.
A while ago I found a super cool tutorial on Second Picture. This tutorial explained how to create a realistic water effect in Photoshop. I liked it so much that I created a video version. If you want to read the text tutorial make sure you visit the authors website: http://www.secondpicture.com/tutorials/digital_image_processing/photoshop_water_tutorial.html
Stock image used in the video: http://www.sxc.hu/browse.phtml?f=view&id=1260823