“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.

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4 responses to “How to Create a Flooded Road in Photoshop”

  1. Adam Smith Avatar
    Adam Smith

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Step by step explanation is wonderful.

    1. Juan Carlos Avatar
      Juan Carlos

      mano ya lo hiciste? me lo han dejado como trabajo pero no me sale

  2. carlos sousa Avatar
    carlos sousa

    Um excelente trabalho, muito didático. Parabéns.

  3. Yves Peeters - Avatar
    Yves Peeters –

    Fabulous , thanks for sharing !!!

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