How to Add Rain to a Photo

How to Add Rain to a Photo

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Comments (12)

  • Charles T Smythe Reply

    The rain effect is great. I found a small problem after spreading the white square with the noise across the photo. When I deleted the white part, the ‘rain’ was showing but it left he original quarter of the photo that was white. I then found there was a layer that needed to be unclicked to hide it. That wasn’t mentioned in the video, but it’s not a major problem. I appreciate your expertise, Carole.

    December 10, 2019 at 7:49 pm
  • David Hendrix Reply

    The rain is great, but how to you make it snow?

    December 8, 2018 at 1:36 pm
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Hi David,

      If you want to add a snow effect, follow the steps in the tutorial up until the point where you add a motion blur (about 3:20 into the video). To make it look like snow instead of rain, you can reduce the strength of the motion blur to around 10-15% instead of 100%. You can also try out some of the other options under Adjust > Blur to see which look you prefer. I had some nice results using Gaussian blur and Average blur. Another thing I did was to duplicate my “snow” raster layer, then use the Pick tool to resize the new snow layer to be much larger than my photo. This gave me some larger “snowflakes” mixed with smaller ones.

      Hope this helps! Let us know how it turns out and we would love to see it posted in our user gallery.

      The Discovery Center team

      December 8, 2018 at 3:03 pm
  • nancyj6@zoominternet.net Reply

    can you make a tutorial on overlays with pictures or guide me to one…thanks much…

    March 24, 2018 at 11:02 pm
    • Adam Reply

      We would suggest starting with our Working with Layers tutorial. You can use layers to accomplish just about anything in photo editing, image overlays included!

      Hope this helps,
      Discovery Center Team

      March 26, 2018 at 1:33 am
  • Robert Reply

    Can your PSP 2018 application Gold text for a script type font?

    Are there any tutorials on creating Gold text?

    I have an old version of PSP PhotoX2 that I used to create a product catalog. It worked just fine.

    March 19, 2018 at 12:35 pm
    • Adam Reply

      Hello Robert,

      There are a number of ways to create a gold text effect! The simplest would be to create a quick golden texture (or search one online), and then use the Text Cutter tool to quickly apply it to your text. We have a tutorial on the Text Cutter to get you started!

      Discovery Center Team

      March 19, 2018 at 10:10 pm
  • Richard Guest Reply

    Enjoy the tutorials very much. Since I’m new, and/or don’t remember very well, could you say where you are selecting with each mouse click? If you move over a field and click, tell what is happening slow enough for the viewers to catch up. Sometimes the mouse goes so fast, it’s hard to see what was selected.

    Might see the Corel Pinnacle Studio video training by Maliek. His videos are excellent. He identifies everything he does and each video is not too long.

    Thanks for making videos available for us who don’t like to read the manual…

    January 30, 2018 at 4:37 pm
    • gilliandarby Reply

      Thanks very much for your feedback Richard and glad to hear you are enjoying the tutorials. We will keep your suggestions in mind when recording new tutorials.

      February 1, 2018 at 9:50 am
  • Les Barr Reply

    This is a nice tutorial, but how do you make it snow?

    December 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm
  • Sheila Hogg Reply

    Great Tutorial and effect. Cassel is such a brilliant teacher and she makes things so much easier to achieve with the clear instructions she provides.

    November 26, 2017 at 4:54 am
  • J. Max Hakim Reply

    but how about the river effect after rain fall..?

    November 4, 2017 at 10:19 pm

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