Last week we added rain to a photo of The Central Square Theater
This week we will add some rain splashes
So open the background photo
and the rain texture from last week
copy the rain texture layer by hitting control/J
The top rain textures blending mode should be set to Vivid Light (reduce opacity to around 75%)
The layer below should be set to Linear Light (reduce opacity to around 80%)
Now you can add the rain splash layer
it is here
Place this layer above the background layer, and below the 2 rain texture layers.
Change the blending mode to Overlay copy layer (control/J)
Change the blend mode to multiply
Turn off visibility of top splash texture by clicking on the eye next to the layer .
Add a layer mask to the splash layer that is visible (the one with the blend mode multiply)
To add a mask to a layer Go to the bottom of the layers palette and click on the icon that has a circle inside of a square (if you hover your mouse over it "add vector mask" will appear.
Hit the B key to activate your paint brush
You will be painting black on a white mask to reveal the layer below.
Now click on the white rectangle to activate the mask, and paint away all of the rain splashes except for the ones on the sidewalk area.
Next activate the layer above (splash texture layer overlay mode)
Now simply hold down your alt key and drag a copy of the layer mask from the Multiply layer up to the Overlay layer
Next move up to the top rain layer and add a mask to paint away at the bottom of the rain layer to make the splashes more visible
And this is what you should have