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Make a road wet using Photoshop

We're going to open a picture of a road and make it look wet by applying some tools and filters.

 
  Author: mat | Version: CS5 | 30th October 2011 |  
 
 
1.
 

Open a picture of a road.

Click here to download the picture used in this lesson.

 
 
2.
 

Press Ctrl + J to duplicate the layer and choose Overlay for a Blending Mode (see picture).

 
 
3.
 

Press Ctrl + T and then right click the picture and choose Rotate 180.

Press Enter to confirm the changes.

 
 
4.
 

Press Ctrl + T and then right click the picture and choose Flip Horizontal.

Press Enter to confirm the changes.

 
 
5.
 

Choose the Move Tool (press V for a shortcut).

 
 
6.
 

Now move the duplicated layer downward so the road lines at the end touch (see picture).

Just click the picture and drag it downwards.

 
 
7.
 

Choose the Eraser Tool (press E for the shortcut).

 
 
8.
 

Right click the picture and set the appropriate Size and set the Hardness to 40%.

 
 
9.
 

Erase everything around the road.

 
 
10.
 

In the menu Filter, Blur and choose Motion Blur...

Set the Angle to 90 degrees and Distance to 10 pixels.
Click OK.

 
 
11.
 

Just one more thing...

Set the duplicated layer opacity to about 65%

 
 
12.
 

And you're done, pretty realistic right?

Any questions or comments? The Forum is the place to be.

 
 
 
   
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