In this tutorial, Corey not only creates the raindrops, but also the splashes that are formed with the raindrops hit the hands.




  1. MkAndersson 12 September, 2009 at 03:00 Reply

    Love your tutorials and I like the effect but the raindrops that bounced looked very flame like when u added so many. I think having a random opacity change on the brush makes it more realistic and varies so it doesn’t look like every splash is at the same time.

  2. Alom 12 September, 2009 at 18:13 Reply

    wow corey u are a photoshop guru… i have learned so many things on photshop because of you. you know the image of the hands could you please make that a download. thanks

  3. Jess 13 September, 2009 at 11:11 Reply

    I check your site every weekend. I love your tuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are very talented!!!!!!!!
    Being Halloween is coming up, I would love to see some horror effects.

  4. jadee 13 September, 2009 at 11:53 Reply

    some problam on your site vedio is not work on microsoft internet Explorer i love your tuts i check your site every weekend but there is very problam pls ok your site thax

  5. Kim 14 September, 2009 at 12:27 Reply

    Corey, you rock. I found your site several months ago and I have probably learned more from you and your site than a whole semester about Photoshop in college. Keep the amazing tips and tutorials coming!!


  6. Faizan 14 September, 2009 at 19:10 Reply


    Great tutorial yet again 🙂
    But there’s one small thing i see missing in it for some reason, i was just imagining myself doing this in real, i mean feeling the rain on my hands, a thing came into my mind, that there will be drops dripping from the bottom of my hands and this thing is missing in this tutorial, is there any way you can give some hint to make those drops as well ?

  7. Crystal 22 September, 2009 at 16:08 Reply

    YOur just to gangster!!! i love your tutorials i’ve learned more watching them then i have in the books i do for class… THANKS!!!!

  8. Ari 4 October, 2009 at 06:46 Reply

    Wow, great tutorial. I love rain drop tutorial. Any suggestion where to learn all these kind of things? thank you

  9. Nash 2 December, 2009 at 14:25 Reply

    Great tutorial! Love it….

    I also found that if you take the eraser with 55% opacity and 75%flow and hit the first rain drops to lessen the intensity and then adding more raindrops gives it a nice depth.

    Thx again for the TuT!

  10. john 19 December, 2009 at 17:43 Reply

    Heyy just needed to ask how do you do the fill grey 50% thingy in the beginning in steps for example filter–>adjustments etc… thanks.

    ps. your tutorials are amazing!!

  11. Loris 12 February, 2010 at 16:20 Reply

    Omg love this tutorail!
    but theres one thing, when you say use shift + control it doesnt work for me :/ it just does nothing any reason why?
    but thanxs for this!

  12. Don 25 February, 2010 at 05:39 Reply

    God created man in his image,and creator is part of that image,clearly you sprung close enough….you the best so far Corey Barker
    keep baking that creative bread and make lots of dough from it….

  13. Troy 28 February, 2010 at 08:29 Reply

    Why did you make it all blue? would have looked better if it was normal…and the rain kinda looks like blue fire in rain with it all blue…is it any more difficult to make it in a different color?

  14. TKCreme 20 March, 2010 at 16:51 Reply

    hey ur tutorial was great!

    But could someone please tell me how to open the fill dialog on PC? XD i tried shift+delete but thats only for mac.

    (as you can see in a begginer at this)

  15. Muguer 15 June, 2010 at 04:44 Reply

    Nice tutorial… Can we use a lighter image here? Some cloudy day image maybe? Will this work?


  16. autorijscholen 21 January, 2011 at 01:18 Reply

    These types of post are usually inspiring and i prefer to read quality content so I am happy to see many very good point here in the blog post, writing is actually great, thanks a lot for the post.

  17. Daniel 29 April, 2011 at 15:50 Reply

    thanks Cory this is great I finished early in my class i always try and do your “tuts” cant wait to see more

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