Painting a Rain Environment

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  • Software: Photoshop CS6
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This tutorial will cover the the effect of wetness on lighting, demonstrated on a matte painting of a rainy environment. I cover some basics in matte painting such as cutting out different photos and collaging them, as well as separating and molding them with painting. I also go into the theory and the painting techniques you should know when creating a raining scene, explaining how to tackle lighting. An important feature to keep in mind is that wet objects hit by lighting become light sources creating their own reflections. I also explain how light sources act with depth in rain and the amount of moisture in the air. I also cover the photoshop tools you can use to add water effects and the matte painting techniques to blend them seamlessly into the scene. 

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