\In this Photoshop tutorial I’ll show you how to create a shooter photo manipulation in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to achieve dramatic rainy, lightning and awesome black/white effect in Photoshop. You’ll also learn how to keep the original shadows of an image, create a reflective or soaked effect for street and for shooter using filters. Read on and enjoy!
Create new document in Photoshop with the following settings :
Place the street into newly created document by selecting File > Place Embedded and place the street image as shown below.
Create the Depth
Convert the street layer into Smart Objects. Go to Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and set the radius value to 3 pixels.
On the layer mask of Gaussian Blur filter, mask the blur effect on the selected parts as we are going to place the shooter there. And I want to more focus on shooter rather than the background. Use a soft, basic black brush with opacity and flow around 30-40%, and mask the blur effect.
Results after masking:
Create the Reflective and Soaked Effect
When it’s rain the rain drops are barely visible and what is visible is reflective and soaked ground.
Since we are working on rainy photo manipulation so we should create a reflective and soaked effect for the street. To do this, first, duplicate the street layer and delete the existing Gaussian Blur filter. To delete a filter, just right-click on it and choose ‘delete Smart Filter’.
Now, go to Filter > Filter Gallery > Base Relief and give the following values to this filter.
On the layer mask of this filter, mask the effect on street’s uppers parts as I only want to keep the effect on the street’s floor. Use a soft round black brush for masking.
Results with reflective or soaked floor:
I noticed that street image has some colors and I don’t want that. Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer (above all layers) and reduce the saturation by dragging the Saturation slider to -100.
To add an adjustment layer go to Layer > New Adjustment Layer > Saturation or click the third icon at the bottom of layer panel.
Add a Curves adjustment layer and reduce the brightness of the street. Use it with following settings :
On the layer mask of Curves, mask the effect on the middle of the scene to maintain light there. Mask the effect on the highlighted area using a soft round black brush.
I used a Level adjustment to further darken the scene with more contrast.
I masked the effect on the right side of the street (little bit). Results:
Add the Model
Extract the model from the background and place him to main document.