rain effect in photoshop
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    Adding rain to an image is a great way to add drama or set your mood. Also, by creating in Photoshop, there is no risk of camera damage due to bad weather, so today I’ll show you three different simple ways to create a rain effect in Photoshop. So that you can make your images more interesting.

    Let’s see how to do it.

    first method

    rain effect in photoshop

    As you can see, in this image it already has rainy weather.
    If you want to add a rain effect to your image, make sure the image is based on the rainy weather, otherwise, the rain effect will look fake.

    rain effect in photoshop

    so here what i’m gonna do is, take a new layer.

    and fill it with black color.

    rain effect in photoshop
    • now go to the filter.
    • then noise.
    • and add noise.

    in the noise panel you must have these settings

    • choose uniform noise.
    • and check the monochromatic noise.
    • and increase the amount of noise.

    then hit okay.

    The next step is to increase the size of the noise.

    rain effect in photoshop
    • to do this, take a rectangular marquee tool From the tool bar.
    • and select this part of the noise.
    • now invert the selection by pressing ctrl + shift + I.
    rain effect in photoshop

    now click backspace to delete the extras.

    rain effect in photoshop

    then Press Ctrl +  t, to transform.

    rain effect in photoshop

    and scale it up to increase the size of noise.

    rain effect in photoshop

    now change the blend mode normal to screen, so that only white spots are visible of the noise

    rain effect in photoshop

    Then convert this layer into a smart object, so that we can change the values later.

    rain effect in photoshop
    • now go to the filter.
    • blur.
    • and choose, motion blur.
    rain effect in photoshop

    in the motion blur panel, set the angle and distance.

    then hit okay.

    rain effect in photoshop

    Now it is starting to take the form of rain. But that’s too much, so let’s reduce some of them. which is makes our final step of this technique.

    rain effect in photoshop

    Create levels adjustment layer, just above the noise layer, and make a clipping mask of it.

    rain effect in photoshop

    Now adjust these points to get rid of some amount of noise that we don’t need.

     

    and that’s it. you can change the value according to you, according to your image, at any time because this technique is totally customizable.

    rain effect in photoshop
    • you can change the speed of rain, by adjusting distance of motion blur.
    rain effect in photoshop
    • if you want to change the direction of rains, just change the angle value of motion blur.
    • you can increase the number of raindrops by levels, that i already shown you.

    To save your time and make this process easy for you, I recorded this process as an action. you can download this action by clicking the below button.

    rain effect in photoshop

    you can achieve that kind of rain effect with this action.

     

    Let’s move on to our second technique.

    second method

    rain effect in photoshop

    You can also create a rain effect in Photoshop with the Photoshop Rain Brushes.

    rain effect in photoshop

    I have downloaded some premium rain brushes from Envato Elements, you can download them by click the download button right below.

    rain effect in photoshop

    If you want to change the angle, just change the angle of the brush.

    You can do some experiments with it to create a more realistic rain effect.

    like. You can add multiple layers and use multiple brushes on it. or some of them, reduce opacity or change blend modes.

    third method

    In the third method, I’m gonna introduce you to a Photoshop plugin that is dedicated to this work.

    rain effect in photoshop

    this plugin will help you to create rain effects to your images, very easily and quickly. By using this plugin you can get an amazing and realistic rain effect in a few seconds.

    now let’s see how this plugin works.

    rain effect in photoshop

    Once you have downloaded and installed the plugin, you can find it in,

    • window.
    • Extention.
    • and select rain fx.
    rain effect in photoshop

    As I already told you that you can create rain effects very easily and quickly.

    Because, this plugin panel has a very simple interface, all you have to do is just adjust the angle and play with sliders.

    then click on the blue button.

    Rain fx3

    and just like that, you can change the look of your photos.

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