This effect is used to add raindrops to an image: basically, different types of rain (from drizzle to downpour), and by adjusting some parameters even snow (AKVIS Snow preset).
The effect will be applied only in a selected area! Use the follow tools to make a selection:
To get a straight line, draw a line while holding down Shift.
If the area was not circled by , the entire image will be selected by clicking with .
Hint: You can use Selection Bucket in "eraser mode" to erase all selections at the image. Just click the left mouse button while pressing Ctrl.
In Settings Panel you can adjust the parameters for the Rain effect:
Note: If you watch through a window at how rain falls, it's clear to see that wind deforms raindrops: smearing them on the glass, stretching them. It does the same thing in the air. Therefore, to achieve the most realistic effect it is necesssary to change both the Angle and Length of the raindrops. The greater the slope, determined by Angle, the stronger the force of the wind and the stronger the effect of Length.