Producing Realistic Rain Effect in Photoshop

Posted on September 19th, 2012 | 8 Comments

Rain in Photoshop: Learn to create Rain Effect on any image following a few simple steps using Photoshop. You will learn how to combine Photoshop filters to add Rain to your photo.  It is very simple to create a Rain effect in Photoshop. In this Photoshop tutorial, you are going to use Photoshop to make it Rain in an image. You are going to start off with an image of your choice, load it onto Photoshop, then use a multitude of Photoshop functions to pour down some rain. How much Rain you would like your image to have is something we will leave onto you. This tutorial might get a little difficult to follow, but have a little patience, and by the end of it, you surely will see some great results.

1. Open an image you would like to work on in Photoshop. This is the image we will be using for rain effect tutorial:

2. First duplicate (CTRL+J) the background layer.

3. Go to: Select > Color Range and click on the clear sky to select it. However, when you do so, Photoshop automatically selects all those parts of the image that are of the same color. Make the following changes:

4. Remove the unwanted selection.

5. Go to: Image > Adjustment > Hue/Saturation and make the following changes:

6. Next, you are going to load an image of water on the road with rain drops hitting the surface, onto Photoshop.

7. Press CTRL+T to transform the size of the image.

8. Change the Blend Mode of this image from Normal to Screen. Change the Opacity to 72%

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9. Set the Foreground and Background color to Black and White, respectively.

10. Now add a layer mask to your image.

11. Select the Gradient Tool and modify its settings as shown in the image below:

12. Apply the Gradient Tool to your image in order to remove the water image from the bushes. You may also use the Brush Tool in places to get it just right.

This makes the road in your picture look a little more wet.

Now we are going to producing realistic rain effect in photoshop

13. Open a new layer in Photoshop. Fill this layer with Black.

14. Go to: Filter > Noise > Add Noise and make the following changes:

15. Change the Blend Mode of this layer from Normal to Screen. Change the Opacity to 50%

16. Go to: Filter > Blur > Motion Blur and make the following changes:

17. Now, finally, select the Eraser Tool and make the following changes to the tool settings. Then apply the eraser tool to simmer down the apparently heavy rain to a more moderate level.

That’s it, babe. Realistic Rain Effect is produce in Photoshop

Final Picture:


8 Responses

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    Like this tutorial..
    the rain looks realistic ..

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