Join Steve Caplin for an in-depth discussion in this video Drawing the raincoat, part of Photoshop Artist in Action: Steve Caplin's Day for Night.
The rain adds a useful texture to our night scene, which helps to tie all of …the elements together. I'm starting to feel a little sorry for …our women there. She's standing out there getting soaked. …We won't stretch to an umbrella, but we can at least give her a plastic rain coat. …So let's Zoom right in. So we can see her, at almost one to one size. …We'll go to the Woman Layer, in fact the Shading Layer just above her, and make …another new layer. And we'll call this one, Rain coat.…
I'm going to use the Pen tool, to draw the outline of our coat. …When working with a Pen tool, always click this little arrow on the toolbar …and make sure that Rubber Band is selected. …That makes it much easier to see where the path is going to go. …We'll Zoom in a bit more. So our Raincoat wants to start just by …her neck. And I'm drawing so it's slightly larger …than the women's profile. And I'll bring it down to just below the …height of her dress, and then bring it round in front of her, rolling out over …
- Removing and replacing the sky
- Turning the scene into night
- Painting in a lamp
- Adding shadows
- Making it rain
- Creating a building's reflection
- Adding puddles and streams
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Replacing the Sky
2. Turning the Scene into Night
3. Adding the Street Lamp
4. Adding the Figure
5. Making It Rain
6. Creating the Building's Reflection
7. Adding Puddles and Streams
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