rainy text effect

In this tutorial, we’ll use a simple brush and blur filter to create rainy text effect on a window in Photoshop.

rainy text effect

You’ll need:

Step 1

Open the rain picture, go to Image > Adjustments > Hue/Saturation and use the following settings.

 rainy text effect hue saturation

Now, select Image > Adjustments > Desaturate.

rainy text effect desaturate

Go to Image > Image Size and resize the image according to your text.

 rainy text effect image size

Step 2

Now, place the car image on top of the rain picture. Select Edit > Free Transform to resize the image according to your preferences. Remember to hold the Shift key while dragging the corners in order to maintain proportions.

 rainy text effect transform

 rainy text effect transform result

Step 3

Change the layer blending mode of the current layer to Overlay and keep its opacity at 80%.

 rainy text effect overlay

Select Filter > Blur > Gaussian Blur and apply a 5.5px blur.

 rainy text effect blur

Step 4

Create a new layer and name it “Text”. Set black as the foreground color, select the Brush Tool and choose the rough round bristle brush with a size of your choice. I kept mine at 30px.

 rainy text effect brush

Go to Window > Brush to open the Brush panel and uncheck the Transfer option.

 rainy text effect brush panel

Step 5

Write your text using the brush.

 rainy text effect text

After that, decrease the brush size (maybe to 8px) and add some dripping lines below the text.

               rainy text effect dripping effect

Step 6

We’ll now emphasize the text. Create a new layer, fill it with white, change its layer blending mode to Soft Light and reduce its opacity to your preference (I lowered it to 55%).

 rainy text effect new layer

Finally, lower the Text layer’s opacity to 85%.

 rainy text effect opacity

And we’re done!

 rainy text effect