Create a Melancholic Scene of a Guy Standing in the Rain

Create a Melancholic Scene of a Guy Standing in the Rain

Create a Melancholic Scene of a Guy Standing in the Rain

Step 86

Since there’s a heavy rain going the sky should be a bit darker to reflect this situation and also to create a bit of a vignette effect (darker areas on the edges lead the eye towards the center of the scene).
Create a new layer and set the blending mode to Overlay. With a black round soft brush at 5% Opacity paint over the upper edges of the sky as shown below.

Step 87

Repeat step 81 but this time apply a 600px Gaussian Blur effect. Again the effect will be too strong in the underwater section of our scene so use a layer mask and hide that region.

Step 88

Let’s add some more white mist on the guy. Create a new layer and set the blending mode to Color Dodge. With a white round soft brush at 10% opacity paint over the hair, the umbrella and the shoulder as shown below to add some nice shiny mist.

Step 89

No scene would be complete without the classical lens flare. Create a new layer and fill it with black. Apply a 105mm prime render flare by going to Filter > Render > Lens Flare. Try to position the flare as shown below.

Step 90

Change the blending mode of the lens flare to Screen to get rid of the black color and use a layer mask to hide most of the lens flare except the area shown below.

Final Results

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Tutorial by Adrian Scheff

Thank you for following this tutorial and I hope you learned some useful things from it.
I am a 34 year old guy who enjoys all things digital. I love creating photo manipulation in Photoshop because they allow me to express myself artistically.

- Adrian Scheff

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11 comments on “Create a Melancholic Scene of a Guy Standing in the Rain”

  1. Thank you for the fucked up tutorial, you jumped from step 19 to 80, i have lost 2hrs of my time for nothing, just to get stuck, such a waste of time , grrrrr.

  2. I really like this art... reminds me one my favorite 68´s song...everyday people---
    Sometimes I'm right and I can be wrong
    My own beliefs are in my song
    The butcher, the banker, the drummer and then
    Makes no difference what group I'm in
    I am everyday people, yeah, yeah!

  3. I can't find the chalk brush. I downloaded a couple but none of them produce the same results with the settings provided.

    Thanks for a great tut, though. I learned a lot.

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