The Cat and the Rain - Weather Effects in AKVIS NatureArt
 

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Tutorial: AKVIS NatureArt

The cat and the rain

 

The author of the tutorial is J.L. Alcover Lillo (Madrid, Spain).

It is a cold and misty day, and we want to add an effect of rain… or snow.

Original Image Result
Original Image Result

  • Step 1. Select an image and open it in the graphics editor.

    Original Image
    Original Image
  • Step 2. Create a new layer from the background and give it a name ("city" in this example).

    Layers Palette
    Layers Palette with a Background's Copy
  • Step 3. Call the AKVIS NatureArt plug-in (Filter -> AKVIS -> NatureArt from the menu) and choose Rain from the list of the effects.

    Select the areas where you want to apply the Rain effect. It doesn’t matter if the areas are not precisely delimited, the unselected borders and corners will look more opaque, that fits the general effect.

    Selected Areas
    Selected Areas
  • Step 4. Adjust the parameters of the Rain effect or use one of the ready-to-use AKVIS presets.

    Rain Effect Settings
    Effect Settings
  • Step 5. To apply the effect push the icon with the arrow . You can switch between the Before and After tabs to see the difference.

    Rain and Snow
    Rain and Snow
    (Click to see a larger version of the image)
  • Step 6. With the effects in NatureArt we can also create a beautiful sunset (the Sun effect) or, a little more dramatically, make the flooding (the Water effect).

    Other Nature Effects
    Other Nature Effects
    (Click to see a larger version of the image)
 
How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Presets — Presets
   — Tips & Tricks — Tips & Tricks
   — Preferences — Preferences
Effects Effects
   — Rain — Rain
   — Sun — Sun
   — Water — Water
   — Lightning — Lightning
   — Clouds — Clouds
   — Frost — Frost
   — Rainbow — Rainbow
   — Aurora — Aurora
   — Fire — Fire
   — Ice — Ice
Examples Examples
   — NatureArt Gallery — NatureArt Gallery
   — Torch of Liberty — Torch of Liberty
   — Above the Sea — Above the Sea
   — Day & Night — Day & Night
   — Flaming Text — Flaming Text
   — The Sea on a Midsummer Night — The Sea on a Midsummer Night
   — Playing With Light — Playing With Light
   — Tempest in a Glass — Tempest in a Glass
   — Greeting Card with a Christmas Tree — Greeting Card with a Christmas Tree
   — Enchanted Forest: Adding Fog & Mist — Enchanted Forest: Adding Fog & Mist
   — Smoke & Sandstorm Effects — Smoke & Sandstorm Effects
   — Frosty Window — Frosty Window
   — Planet of Storms — Planet of Storms
   — Frozen River — Frozen River
   — Ice Rose: Art of Freezing — Ice Rose: Art of Freezing
   — Creating an Animated Avatar — Creating an Animated Avatar
   — Sunset Picture — Sunset Picture
   — Fiery Girl:  Drawing with Flame — Fiery Girl: Drawing with Flame
   — Water Effect on Specific Areas — Water Effect on Specific Areas
   — The Cat and the Rain — The Cat and the Rain

 

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