Create a Melancholic Scene of a Guy Standing in the Rain

Create a Melancholic Scene of a Guy Standing in the Rain

Step 35

Let’s start color correcting and blending the guy with our scene. First create a Levels Adjustment Layer and use the settings shown below to darken. Clip this layer to the guy layer and use the layer mask to hide the section where the darkness is too much.

Step 36

Add a Color Balance Adjustment Layer with the settings shown below and clip it to the guy layer to match his color with that of the environment.

Step 37

Create a new layer and set the blending mode to Overlay. Clip this layer to the layer guy. Use a round soft brush at 30% opacity to paint with white over the areas indicated below to add some interesting highlights.

Step 38

On a new layer set to Overlay paint with the same round brush with black over the areas shown below to add some shadows. Clip this layer to the guy layer.

Step 39

Create a new Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer with the settings shown below and fill the layer mask with black (click on the layer mask and press Shift + F5). With a white round soft brush paint in the layer mask over the arms and hair of the guy to desaturate those areas. Clip the layer to the guy layer.

Step 40

Create a new Levels Adjustment Layer with the settings shown below and clip it to the guy layer. Fill the layer mask with black and paint with a round soft brush with white in the layer mask to reveal the lightness effect over the hair.

Step 41

The hair is still too saturated for my taste. Create a new a new Hue/Saturation Adjustment layer with the settings shown below and fill the layer mask with black. Paint with white with a round soft brush over the hair and clip this layer to the guy layer.

Step 42

Create a new Color Balance Adjustment Layer with the settings shown below and clip it to the guy layer in order to add some more warm colors to him.

Step 43

Let’s improve the lightning of the guy’s legs. Create a new layer and clip it to the guy layer. Set the blending mode to Overlay and with a round soft brush (at 20% Opacity) paint with white over the already white areas and with black over the shadowy areas to improve the lighting. Use another layer set to Overlay blending mode if the previous layer wasn’t enough.

Step 44

Create a new layer and set the blending mode to Color. Clip this layer to the guy layer and set the foreground color to #59a26b. With a round soft brush paint with that green color over the section of the jeans that shows above the water surface.

Step 45

Remember the Umbrella group we created at step 33? Let’s get back to it. You should have the small umbrella layer and the duplicated stick layer. Let’s change the color of the small umbrella. Create a new Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer with the settings shown below and clip it to the umbrella layer.

Step 46

Create a Levels Adjustment Layer with the settings shown below and clip it to the umbrella layer to darken it.

Step 47

You can see there’s a side of the umbrella that’s way too light. Create a new layer and clip it to the umbrella layer. Change the blending mode to Luminosity and sample a color from the red umbrella. Paint over the light area to darken it.

Step 48

Let’s add some highlights to the umbrella. Create a new layer and change the blending mode to Overlay. With a round soft brush at 10% opacity paint gently over the left side of the umbrella to create the illusion of light there.

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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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