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Photoshop Tutorial –  ‘Rainy Day’

We start with 3 photo :           wall.jpg

                                                city.jpg

                                                model.jpg

and 2 brushes which can be found at :                                               

Rain brush at : https://koolkidd77.deviantart.com/art/Rain-Brushes-21298619

Water II brush at : https://www.deviantart.com/redheadstock/art/Water-II-Photoshop-and-GIMP-Brushes-83727899

Start

Open a new document.

Open the photo ‘wall.jpg’.

Select the ‘quick selection tool’ from the left side toolbar and select the wall.

Select>Modify>Contract by 2 pixels.

Select>Modify>Feather by 1 pixel.

Copy to it’s own layer by pressing ‘Ctrl+j’.

Import this layer into the main document, re-size and position at the bottom.

Click the Add new fill or adjustment layer’ icon at the bottom of the Layers Window and select ‘Hue/Saturation’ attach this to the layer by ‘Alt’ clicking between the two layers.

Adjust ‘lightness’ to -75.

City

Open the photo ‘city.jpg’ and import it into the main document.

Move this ‘layer’ to be below the ‘wall’ layer.

Re-size and re-position to suit.

Filter>Blur Gallary>Field Blur :

Blur : 20

Light Bokeh : 40

Bokeh Colour : 40

Light Range : 160 and 255

Model

Open the photo ‘model.jpg’.

Select>Subject.

Select the ‘polygonal selection tool’ from the left side toolbar, by keeping ‘Shift’ pressed you can add to the selection or by keeping ‘Alt’ pressed, delete from the selection.

Click ‘Select and Mask’ from the second top menu bar.

Select ‘Refine Brush’ from the left side toolbar (second from the top) and run it around her hair.

‘Feather’ by .5 pixel.

‘Shift Edge’ -10%.

Tick ‘Decontaminate Colours’ than ‘OK’.

Select the ‘Layer Mask’, right click and select ‘Apply Layer Mask’.

Import this layer into the main document.

Re-size and position in the right third, sitting on the wall.

Filter>Liquify

Select the ‘Forward Warp Tool’ from the left side toolbar and nudge the bottom of her dress to be on the wall.

Right ‘click’ the ‘model’ layer and select ‘Convert to Smart Object’.

Filter>Camera Raw Filter :

Basic tab :

Exposure 0.35

Highlights -80

Clarity +32

Detail tab :

Sharpen 70

Noise Reduction 50

Rain

Click the ‘Add new layer’ icon at the bottom of the Layers Window.

Click the ‘forground colour’ and select white.

Pull down the ‘down arrow’ to the right of the ‘brush tip’ icon on the second top menu bar.

Select ‘rain_brushes>sampled brush 7’.

Enlarge the brush to cover the whole image and ‘click’.

Filter>Blur>Motion Blur – angle 52 distance 48.

Adjust ‘opacity’ to suit (about 50%).

Wall Splash

Click the ‘Add new layer’ icon at the bottom of the Layers Window.

Pull down the ‘down arrow’ to the right of the ‘brush tip’ icon on the second top menu bar.

Select ‘SS-water-II>splash6’.

Rotate slightly anti-clockwise to get it horizontal.

Re-size using the [ and ] keys.

Click along the wall.

Click the ‘Add  layer mask’ icon at the bottom of the Layers Window.

With a soft black brush paint away the bottom part of the splash.

Adjust ‘opacity’ to suit (about 50%).

Brolly Splash

Click the ‘Add new layer’ icon at the bottom of the Layers Window.

Pull down the ‘down arrow’ to the right of the ‘brush tip’ icon on the second top menu bar.

Select ‘SS-water-II>splash-droplets2’

Re-size using the [ and ] keys.

Click along the top of the brolly.

Rotate brush 90% and click more droplets along the brolly.

Click the ‘Add  layer mask’ icon at the bottom of the Layers Window.

With a soft black brush paint away the bottom part of the splash.

Adjust ‘opacity’ to suit (about 50%).

Brolly Drips

Click the ‘Add new layer’ icon at the bottom of the Layers Window.

Pull down the ‘down arrow’ to the right of the ‘brush tip’ icon on the second top menu bar.

Select ‘SS-water-II>falling5’

Re-size using the [ and ] keys.

Click to create water dripping from the left side of the brolly.

Select the ‘move tool’ from the left side menu bar and adjust the shape and size to suit.

Copy this layer by pressing ‘Ctrl+j’ and move it to right side brolly point, re-size to suit.

Repeat 2 more times to put smaller drips on the two back brolly point.

Highlight the top ‘drip’ layer and :

Layer>Merge Down 3 times to get the 4 ‘drips’ on 1 layer

Click the ‘Add  layer mask’ icon at the bottom of the Layers Window.

With a soft black brush tidy up the ‘drips’ where they connect to the brolly.

Adjust ‘opacity’ to suit (about 20%).

Finishing

Click the ‘Create new fill or adjustment layer’ icon at the bottom of the Layers Window and select ‘Levels’, Pull the black and white pointers in a touch to increase contrast.

Select the top layer in the ‘layers stack’.

Click the ‘Create new fill or adjustment layer’ icon at the bottom of the Layers Window and select ‘Gradient Map’ – select a black to white gradient – change the ‘blending mode’ to ‘soft light’ – reduce ‘opacity’ to suit (round about 40% – this increases the contrast).

Click the ‘create new layer’ icon at the bottom of the ‘layers window’ and move it to the top of the ‘layers stack’.

With a large soft black brush at 20% opacity – paint in a vignette, repeat until you get the desired effect.

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