Add Raindrops To Your Pictures

In this tutorial I will show you how to add some water drops to your pictures.

For this tutorial I will be adding some raindrops to this window picture
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The first step is to zoom in on the area you want to add your water drop. The reason for this is because once you are finished, you can’t resize the rain drop because it will throw off some of the overlays we will be adding in.

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Create a new layer for your first rain drop. The next step is to trace the shape that you want your first drop to look like.

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You will then select the gradient tool.

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Once you have the gradient tool selected, double check to be sure the gradient goes from black to white.

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Once the gradient is applied, you can deselect, and then in the layers palette, select the layer the drop is on and change it to Overlay.

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The next step, you will want to add a drop shadow. Depending on the size of your drop you’ll want to change the size of the drop shadow. For the size i’m doing this is the correct settings.

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You will then need to add an Inner Shadow. Like the drop shadow, the settings will need to change depending on the size of your drop.

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This is probably the trickiest part in this tutorial (not very tricky though). You need to make sure that white is the foreground color. Once this is done you need to select the hard brush tool. Then you need to make a single stroke in the bottom corner of the raindrop.

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Your finished with the first drop after this step and will look like something like this:

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Then once you finish your first drop, you’ll need to add more. The best way to do it is to use the liquify tool. Just remember to distort the image before you add any of the overlays. Because if you distort or liquify the drop after the overlays it will off and put certain shadows in the wrong place.

Here’s the picture with a few more drops added to it.

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