Create a Rainy Day Scene Photo Manipulation in Photoshop

In this Photoshop tutorial, I’ll show you how to create a rainy day scene photo manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll first create a rainy atmosphere using field stock and then we’ll add the rain effect to the scene. After that, we’ll add the model and then we’ll make her part of the scene using blending techniques. You’ll also learn how to paint rain and water drops using brushes in Photoshop.


Tutorial Resources

Add the Field

Step 1

Create a new document in Photoshop by selecting File > New and give the following values or feel to choose your own settings.


Step 2

Place the field image to main document by selecting File > Place Embedded and place it. Now activate the Transform Tool (CTRL + T) and then scale it as shown below. Feel free to scale it as you want. See the below image for reference.


Step 3

Now we are going to add water effect on the field so its looks like that the field are wet and soaked. To do that, duplicate the field layer by pressing CTRL + J.


Now go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Plastic Wrap and apply the filter with following values. Don’t forget to play around with settings, maybe it can give even better results.


Here you can see the results:


Step 4

Change the blend of the duplicated field layer to Overlay 100%.


Step 5

Add a Layer Mask to field copy layer by pressing the second icon at the bottom of layer panel. Using soft, basic black brush mask the field copy parts on the highlighted red area as I don’t want Plastic Wrap effect there and high contrast on that part of the sky.

Also, we’ll create light effect there so this part can mess later.
Don’t worry about the left part it’ll be cover by the model and her umbrella.




Step 6

It’s time for basic adjustments for the background. Go to Layer > New Adjustment > Curves and add Curves adjustment layer. Now alter the Red and Blue channel settings :




Step 7

Too much brightness on the scene and I don’t want that. Make a Curves adjustment layer again and this time reduce the brightness using RGB channel.


On the layer mask of this, I erased the effect to the right and maintained light there. Use a soft round black brush to mask the effect on the highlighted red area.


Results with darkness:


Step 8

Create a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer and decrease the saturation little bit. Bring down the Saturation slider to -41.




Layer Panel Arranged:


Bunty Pundir

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