“If you’re having a bad day, catch a wave.” In this photoshop tutorial, I will teach you how to make a realistic road surfing scene with a few stock pictures. A slightly darker style will make it look much more realistic. We will easily create the effect of rain in a few steps and finally finish everything with a couple of adjustment layers. Try it out!

Preview of Final Image

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

First go to open background image Road. File > Open and select Road.

Step 2

Open Ocean photo stock and use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M). With the Rectangular Marquee tool, drag over the area you want to select. Hold down Shift as you drag to constrain the marquee to(release the mouse button before you release Shift to keep the selection shape constrained).
After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V) it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.

Step 3

Create a layer mask and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black and start painting all off the road as you can see in the picture below. Blend mode change from Normal to Soft Light with Opacity 100%.

Step 4

Add Adjustment Layer ” Hue/Saturation”

Step 5

Add Adjustment Layer “Curves”

Step 6

Add Adjustment Layer “Brightness/Contrast”

Step 7

Open Waves photo stock, go to File > Open and select Waves. Use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M). With the Rectangular Marquee tool, drag over the area you want to select. 
After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V) it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together.
Open a Transform Tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and make it litle biger, then right click on mouse and click on Perspective.
Now hold top left corner and drag it to right side, and use bottom right corner and drag it to left side then press enter.

Step 8

Now create a layer mask and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black and start painting.

Step 9

Add Adjustment Layer “Levels”

Step 10

Add Adjustment Layer “Hue/Saturation”

Step 11

Next, Select Waves layer and duplicate it (Ctrl/Cmd +J) and use Transform Tool(Ctrl/Cmd + T) reduce the size slightly. Create layer mask and use Brush Tool(B) with foreground color black and start painting.

Step 12

Add Adjustment Layer “Levels”

Step 13

Add Adjustment Layer “Hue/Saturation”

Step 14

Create a new layer and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round size 35px. Foreground color set to white and paint on the headlights. Opacity set to 70%

Step 15

Go to File > Place and select Lighting Strikes. Transform image (Ctrl/Cmd + T) and resterize it like image below.
Now create a layer mask and use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color black. Try to paint/delete as in the picture below, it may be a little hard and it won’t look nice, but don’t worry we’ll fix it in the next few steps. Blend mode change from Normal to Overlay and Opacity set to 50%.

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