Create a Melancholic Scene of a Guy Standing in the Rain

Create a Melancholic Scene of a Guy Standing in the Rain

Step 8

Let’s add some lightness to the upper region of the underwater layer. Create a new layer, set the blending mode to Overlay and paint with a round soft brush with white over the upper section of the underwater.

Step 9

Let’s add a center source of light. Create a new layer and set the foreground color to #c4ec9e. With the round soft brush at 70% Opacity click a couple of times in the center of the scene to achieve the result shown below.

Step 10

Add a layer mask to the light source layer and use the Gradient Tool in the layer mask to hide the area that is shown over the water – basically we want to show the light source only on the sky.

Step 11

Let’s create some thin waves that will separate the surface of the water from the underwater. First we will make a custom brush that will use for waves and splashes. Select the chalk brush and open the Brush window (Window > Brush). Use the settings shown below to create a dynamic splash brush. Save the new brush preset (otherwise when you’ll select another brush these settings will be set to default) by clicking on the button shown below in the Brush window and choosing “New Brush Preset”. Give it a name (I named it Dynamic Splash) and click ok.

Step 12

Make a new layer and use the Dynamic Splash brush you created at the previous step to create some small waves/splashes on the line that separates the surface of the water from the underwater.

Step 13

Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. Use the standard chalk brush (color – white, size – 2px, opacity – 60%) to create some more random squiggly lines over the splashes we created at the previous step.

Step 14

Create a new layer and set the blending mode to Color Dodge. Use the same chalk brush you used at the previous step to create some more shiny lines that will separate the water surface from the underwater.

Step 15

Let’s add some marine creatures to our scene. Open the file “Shark”. You’ll see multiple versions of the shark – select one you like, copy it and paste it in our scene (use the Rectangular Marquee Tool – M – to make a selection of the shark you like). Convert it to a smart object and place the shark as shown below. Lower the opacity to 30% to have the shark blend with the water.

Step 16

Create a Levels Adjustment Layer and use the settings show below to darken. Clip this layer to the shark layer.

Step 17

Make a new layer and set the blending mode to Overlay. Clip this layer to the shark layer and paint some subtle highlights (with a round soft brush and white as foreground color) as shown below.

Step 18

Open the file “Fish” and copy/paste one fish you like into our scene. Place it as show below and lower the opacity to 14%. Add another fish just above the first fish (if it’s too light for the scene simply create a Levels Adjustment Layer and use the settings shown below to darken it – also clip the Levels layer to the fish you want darkened). Lower the opacity of the second fish to 33%.

Step 19

Create a new layer and fill it with black (Shift + F5). Add some noise by going to Filter > Noise > Add Noise.

Step 20

Apply a 1.1 px Gaussian blur to the noise layer (Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur).

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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.

  4. -(((
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    and an other tuts (2-too)
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    hope you understand me and will help me to use your site)))

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