Updated: Sep 10
Did you know you could add a rain effect in Procreate in less than 30 seconds? Ready, set, go!
Step 1: Draw pale blue dots everywhere
Making sure you are working on a new layer above the rest of your artwork, cover your entire canvas with little dots. Depending on how much time you want to spend drawing dots, there are a few techniques you can use:
Drawing every dot one by one
Using a stippling brush to draw a series of dots following your strokes
Using a splatter brush to add clusters of dots
Using my free rain brush 💧
Pro tip: The more dots you draw, the heavier the rain will appear at the end.
Step 2: Add Motion blur
This is where you get to fully customize your rain!
In the adjustment panel, select Motion blur.
Swipe your finger in the direction you want your rain to fall.
Swipe a short stroke to create lighter rain, or a long stroke to create heavy rain.
Step 3: Play with blending modes
If you want, you can also play with the blending mode and opacity of your rain layer.
I personally really like the vibe you get by using Add.
Pro tip: Consider duplicating the layer once or twice to stack the effect to get an even more dramatic result!
Not sure where to use your new painting skills?
Check out this stormy animated lighthouse tutorial 👉 https://youtu.be/gHGc7-S9RjI