Sunny to Stormy Retouching

Sunny to Stormy Retouching

This stormy retouching job for an insurance-related client was a nice challenge. It’s tough enough creating a convincing rainy image – but to do it from a very sunny photo as a starting point is very tricky. My first step was to isolate the sky and ground away from the house. Then, I painted out any hard cast shadows to erase all sense of the sunny nature of the original. Then, I added all the special effects: rain, wet sand, droplets, puddles, splashes, reflections…

Here’s the before/after:

Credits:
Account Administration: Paul Roseman
Photography: Provided by client (unknown)
Retouching: Laura Rafferty