How To Add Rain To Graphics Using Photoshop
 By Artista   •   26th Feb 2011   •   4,769 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!
  4 days ago  •  2,719 views
Finally There  
Awesome! Thanks Sooo much!
  4 days ago  •  2,739 views
extremely helpful arista
  4 days ago  •  2,717 views
Wanderin Boy Memorial  
Wow great tutorial ! Do you think it will work on gimp?
  4 days ago  •  2,699 views
No Walkin Farms9  
Wow. That is really cool. And helpful.
  4 days ago  •  2,722 views
That's really cool! You're such a good teacher!
  4 days ago  •  2,725 views
Fox Trot  
Thank you, this helps so much!
  4 days ago  •  2,728 views
Painted Destiny  
Great! Super helpful!
  4 days ago  •  2,699 views
Nice one! I love all of photoshop's filters, they can be extremely helpful. :)
  4 days ago  •  2,694 views
Thanks for the tips!
  4 days ago  •  2,712 views
cool thyanks for that
  3 days ago  •  2,712 views
That's awesome!! Thanks!
  3 days ago  •  2,721 views
Untamed Heart  
Awesome!!! I never knew the secret to rain... :)
  3 days ago  •  2,714 views
Thanks, this really helped with the latest graphic I'm working on.
  2 days ago  •  2,733 views
Seven Sins  
great article
  1 days ago  •  2,698 views
Awesome turorial!! I'm definately going to play with it!
  1 hours ago  •  2,721 views
T E M P E S T  
Wow, that's way simpler than I thought it'd be!
  Mar 9, 2011  •  2,761 views
Thanks for the tip!
  Mar 12, 2011  •  2,819 views
Cool. So helpful. thanks
  Jun 7, 2011  •  2,738 views
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