Join Bert Monroy for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding rain, part of Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 2.
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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 …
Check out the original Bert Monroy: Dreamscapes Volume 1 for more inventive illustrative techniques.
- Isolating and retouching composite images
- Colorizing backgrounds
- Adding shadows
- Creating effects like smoke and sparkle
- Positioning elements