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Adding rain

From: Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2

Video: Adding rain

Now to complete the scene, we're going to add the rain. The rain that goes with this incredibly stormy night. Look at a little closer here, so we can start see what's going to happen. So now we're going to add this rain. So a layer at top of everything else, we're going to go ahead and fill it with black. And we're going to go in there and just go ahead and fill it with black. Here we go and I'm going to give it some noise. Lot of noise, there we go. Tremendous amount of noise. And then, to this, when you get in real close, you see that it's just pretty much black white with a couple little grays in there.

Adding rain

Now to complete the scene, we're going to add the rain. The rain that goes with this incredibly stormy night. Look at a little closer here, so we can start see what's going to happen. So now we're going to add this rain. So a layer at top of everything else, we're going to go ahead and fill it with black. And we're going to go in there and just go ahead and fill it with black. Here we go and I'm going to give it some noise. Lot of noise, there we go. Tremendous amount of noise. And then, to this, when you get in real close, you see that it's just pretty much black white with a couple little grays in there.

Well I would increase the number of grays, so I'm going to go in there and give it a little blur. We'll blur more just to introduce more grays, cause now that I have more grays, I have more of an ability to lessen the amount of noise that I have there. By going into my Levels, I'm going to push the blacks all the way over and you can see what's started to happen. And I'm going to bring my whites way in. Let's get these blacks all the way over and bring those whites as far in as possible, so they are just about touching each other. Click OK. There we see where we're starting to get this, right? So, I'm going to get a little closer to see the next effect here.

What I'm going to do now, is I'm going to go in there and apply one more filter. And this filter is a motion blur. And I want my rain to be coming down in this direction here. I'm going to give you a little more distance. So I've these really strong little effects like that. Click OK. And I, might want to just go in there and let's try to do a little bit more of effect that's just less of those things happening. There we go. So now it starts to look better. There we go. And there we have this rain coming down.

And what's going to happen now, is I'm going to take that layer and put it in screen mode so only the lights show through. And there we see that now we have this rain coming down, pouring down and it completes our scene of our stormy night. If the rain isn't strong enough you can duplicate that layer and then you get much stronger rain right on top. And there you can see it. Now, what you might want to do in this case, would be to take those two layers because you see that little. White stuff happening up there, we can pull back a little bit. I'm going to take both of these layers and enlarge, just a little bit, from center out, just to bring them out of that whole range there.

Click OK, and there we see that we have our stormy night.

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Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2

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  1. 1m 45s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. Using the exercise files
      48s
  2. 34m 57s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Isolating and retouching the horse
      8m 13s
    3. Creating the wing
      5m 51s
    4. Applying the wings
      5m 13s
    5. Adding tone and the second wing
      4m 17s
    6. Adding highlights to the horse
      4m 50s
    7. Colorizing the background
      3m 42s
    8. Creating the rainbow
      2m 37s
  3. 43m 3s
    1. Introduction
      17s
    2. Creating the cave
      5m 5s
    3. Adding the floor
      5m 34s
    4. Adding the outside
      3m 51s
    5. Adding the man and a shadow
      5m 39s
    6. Flashlight and glow
      7m 16s
    7. Demon eyes
      7m 33s
    8. Two demon eyes
      3m 7s
    9. Adding demon eyes
      4m 41s
  4. 51m 45s
    1. Introduction
      16s
    2. Retouching the building
      6m 20s
    3. Lighting a building at night
      8m 11s
    4. Creating a candle
      6m 17s
    5. Lantern light
      5m 33s
    6. Adding a beard to the ghost
      5m 45s
    7. Retouching the ghost
      6m 24s
    8. Creating a ghost
      5m 37s
    9. Adding the ghost and highlights
      2m 5s
    10. Adding sparkles
      5m 17s
  5. 35m 36s
    1. Introduction
      14s
    2. Separating the toy
      2m 47s
    3. Retouching the toy
      4m 7s
    4. Creating an eye
      4m 40s
    5. Compositing the toy
      3m 52s
    6. Adding shadows
      4m 31s
    7. Adding wreckage and smoke
      3m 59s
    8. Destroying the sign on the building
      6m 13s
    9. Adding pieces to the destruction of the sign
      5m 13s
  6. 36m 42s
    1. Introduction
      34s
    2. Isolating the building
      3m 3s
    3. Darkening the building
      2m 24s
    4. Windows
      2m 15s
    5. Isolating lanterns and adding light
      3m 58s
    6. Positioning lanterns
      4m 0s
    7. Adding sidewalk
      5m 31s
    8. Lighting up the sidewalk
      2m 57s
    9. Lighting up the building
      2m 49s
    10. Adding the sky and lightning
      4m 2s
    11. Adding lightning on a building and the street
      2m 48s
    12. Adding rain
      2m 21s
  7. 22m 45s
    1. Introduction
      20s
    2. Foreground
      6m 4s
    3. Retouching and compositing the background
      6m 0s
    4. Compositing a sky and a reflection
      4m 26s
    5. Compositing a skull
      5m 55s
  8. 35s
    1. Goodbye
      35s

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