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How to add a Rain Effect to the image in Photoshop?

Rain Effect in Photoshop

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to add the rain effect to your image in Adobe Photoshop CS6. Follow the steps below and watch the video tutorial to style your photos and images.

We’ll start this tutorial with my image below. You can choose a photo of umbrellas, dancers, or just style your own pictures.

Rain Effect

Step 1.

Open your image/photo.

Add a new layer to your image and fill it to black.

Rain Effect

Step 2.

Go to the Filter=>Noise=>Add Noise…

Rain in Photoshop

In the Add Noise dialog box, set the Amount to 25%, tick the Gaussian option and the Monochromatic option.

Rain Effect

Step 4.

Go to Edit=>Transform=>Scale…

Rain Effect in Adobe Photoshop

In the options bar, set the width and height to 300px.

Rain Effect

Step 5.

Change the Blend mode to Screen.

Rain Effect in Photoshop
Rain Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Step 6.

Click the right mouse button on your Rain layer and select Convert to Smart Object option.

Rain Effect in Adobe Photoshop

Step 7.

Go to Filter=>Blur=>Motion Blur, and set the angle to 65 degrees and distance to 75px.

How to create a rain effect in Adobe Photoshop?
Rain Effect Adobe Photoshop

Step 8.

Add the Layer Adjustment. Choose Level adjustment layer from the list.

Rain Effect

Create the clipping mask and set the values like on the picture below:

Rain Effect in Photoshop

The rain effect has more contrast now. Your picture is ready!

Rain Effect Photoshop

Watch also the video tutorial: