How To Add Rain To Graphics Using Photoshop
 By Artista   •   26th Feb 2011   •   4,828 views   •   19 comments
To create this tutorial, I used Adobe Photoshop CS4 on an Apple Macbook Pro, but you can create this same effect in almost any version of Photoshop or a similar graphic arts program with the same capabilities, such as Gimp or Pixlr.

Creating the perfect "realistic" rain effect in Photoshop is something I watch artists struggle with a lot - and I made this tutorial to show you that there is an easier way than painting all those tiresome brush strokes by hand. In this tutorial you can "cheat" a little by using some of Photoshop's pre-included Blending capabilities to help you along. The only thing you have to do is "add the shine" to make the rain sparkle and really come to life!

Realistic rain is a great effect which can be added to almost any digital painting or photomanipulation to give it that extra something. It's also so simple that almost anyone can do it, with no effort at all!

How To Add Rain To Graphics Using Photoshop

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T W I  
Extremely helpful!
  Feb 26, 2011  •  2,778 views
Finally There  
Awesome! Thanks Sooo much!
  Feb 26, 2011  •  2,798 views
extremely helpful arista
  Feb 26, 2011  •  2,776 views
Wanderin Boy Memorial  
Wow great tutorial ! Do you think it will work on gimp?
  Feb 26, 2011  •  2,758 views
No Walkin Farms9  
Wow. That is really cool. And helpful.
  Feb 26, 2011  •  2,781 views
That's really cool! You're such a good teacher!
  Feb 26, 2011  •  2,784 views
Fox Trot  
Thank you, this helps so much!
  Feb 26, 2011  •  2,787 views
Painted Destiny  
Great! Super helpful!
  Feb 26, 2011  •  2,758 views
Nice one! I love all of photoshop's filters, they can be extremely helpful. :)
  Feb 26, 2011  •  2,753 views
Thanks for the tips!
  Feb 26, 2011  •  2,771 views
cool thyanks for that
  Feb 27, 2011  •  2,771 views
That's awesome!! Thanks!
  Feb 27, 2011  •  2,780 views
Untamed Heart  
Awesome!!! I never knew the secret to rain... :)
  Feb 27, 2011  •  2,773 views
Thanks, this really helped with the latest graphic I'm working on.
  Feb 28, 2011  •  2,792 views
Seven Sins  
great article
  Feb 28, 2011  •  2,757 views
Awesome turorial!! I'm definately going to play with it!
  Mar 2, 2011  •  2,780 views
T E M P E S T  
Wow, that's way simpler than I thought it'd be!
  Mar 9, 2011  •  2,820 views
Thanks for the tip!
  Mar 12, 2011  •  2,878 views
Cool. So helpful. thanks
  Jun 7, 2011  •  2,797 views
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