Photoshop Tutorial: Apply Awesome Realistic Snow Effects to Your Photos



This tutorial will show you in detail how to add realistic looking snow to your photos.
We will be using a house in a sunny green environment to apply our snow effects to.
Let's get started.


End result:
Apply Awesome Realistic Snow Effects to Your Photos Final Image

Author:
avatar suresh

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Practice tutorial

Tags:realisticsnow

Step 1

This is the image we will use to add the snow effect to.


Step 2

The image size is 12 inch X 8 inch and the resolution is 100. Adjust the colors of this image.
Go to "Image -> Adjustment -> Hue/Saturation" and reduce the saturation and lightness.

Step 3

Double click the layer and select blending option "add gradient overlay" for the following values.


Step 4

Use the pen tool and select the marked area. (see the yellow line)


Step 5

This image shows you the path.


Step 6

Right click the path option, and select "make selection".


Step 7

Enter the feather radius 1 pixels.


Step 8

Now create a new layer and fill the path selection with white color.


Step 9

Select brush tool from tool menu and select "spatter 27 pixels" brush from the brush gallery and enable the scattering option. (see the image below)


Step 10

The brush size is 25.


Step 11

Use the brush tool and select the white color and brush the edges so they look like the below image.


Step 12

Apply the same steps on the other side.


Step 13

And little bit of brush on the walls, windows and trees.


Step 14

Select the grass and fill it with white color.


Step 15

Touch the edges with Brush tool.


Step 16

Then go to "Layer -> New adjustment Layer -> Gradient".


Step 17

Enter this value.


Step 18

Now create another new layer and fill it with black color.


Step 19

Then goto "Filter -> Sketch -> Graphic pen".


Step 20

Apply these values.


Step 21

Now set the blending mode to "screen" and reduce the fill to 80%. Then go to "filter -> blur -> motion blur".


Step 22

Apply the following value.


Step 23

This is the final image.


Step 24

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Good Luck!



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37 Comments:

avatar Akassa
Akassa says:

Probably the best "turn into snow" tutorial ever in the net grats suresh.

(5 years and 1747 days ago)
avatar bartman
bartman says:

tks.
grat works

(5 years and 1745 days ago)
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Guest says:

yes man...

(5 years and 1734 days ago)
avatar devangel
devangel says:

nice tut

(5 years and 1719 days ago)
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Noir says:

Awesome tut; very useful for budding matte painters!

(5 years and 1718 days ago)
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Guest says:

very good

(5 years and 1715 days ago)
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Guest says:

nice work
but tooo long

(5 years and 1699 days ago)
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Guest says:

a word of thanks ... I am on an ancient Photoshop, but was still able to make it happen. Took a barn, shot in deep summer, and turned it into a chilly winter scene!!! YAY!!! thank you very much!!!

Best regards, Lois Bryan
see my work at http://loisbryan.redbubble.com/

I haven't posted the snow scene yet ... may need to try a few more ... but I do thank you!!!

(5 years and 1684 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very good tut!!

thanks!

(5 years and 1654 days ago)
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Guest says:

The clouds´╝ü

(5 years and 1654 days ago)
avatar artgirl1935

Excellent tut. Am going to see if this works on my Adobe 6 program. Thanks so much.

(5 years and 1636 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thank you! I just applied this method to a picture of my house in Orange County,CA. Looks great!

(5 years and 1629 days ago)
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Guest says:

help image how?

(5 years and 1621 days ago)
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Guest says:

good very nice.
regards

(5 years and 1621 days ago)
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Guest says:

Great tutorial!

(5 years and 1620 days ago)
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Hawk says:

Great snow tutorial, thanks for sharing it

(5 years and 1620 days ago)
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Guest says:

very good thank full to u. if any body know as like good job. then send me totoril. thanks my mail id is
salshz@hotmail.com

(5 years and 1619 days ago)
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Guest says:

Many thanks, the best one I`ve ever seen. Lovely!!!!

(5 years and 1619 days ago)
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Guest says:

Soteria says this is very pretty, you did a good job, easy for newbies like me, thanks a million.

(5 years and 1607 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanks

(5 years and 1605 days ago)
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Guest says:

Good and thank u for this tool usage.....

(5 years and 1558 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very good tut and thank you so much..

(5 years and 1516 days ago)
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Guest says:

teri maa ki chut bahan ke loda madarchod dalle............

(5 years and 1472 days ago)
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Guest says:

cool !!!
love it !!

(5 years and 1471 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Oh so cool, ths for this topic.
Can I share for
http://www.truyenvuicuoi.com

(5 years and 1358 days ago)
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PETER says:

very good i want to share to my website www.17ps8.com

(5 years and 1315 days ago)
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Ganesh [banned] says:

it fine and easy step thank u

(5 years and 1314 days ago)
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Ganesh [banned] says:

it fine and easy step thank u

(5 years and 1314 days ago)
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Guest says:

great tut!

(5 years and 1301 days ago)
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Guest says:

thanks bro

(5 years and 1271 days ago)
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Guest says:

Very interesting tutorial.I'll use it tomorrow for a present
Thank You

(5 years and 1268 days ago)
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priyanka says:

its awesome

(5 years and 1241 days ago)
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[banned] says:

Really great tutorial. Who woulda thunk, huh? TYVM for sharing.

(5 years and 1025 days ago)
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Guest says:

Grazi for maknig it nice and EZ.

(5 years and 630 days ago)
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Guest says:

thank you very much; very useful and nice

(5 years and 556 days ago)
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Jean2013 says:

what the name of software to use for this winter effect?

(5 years and 184 days ago)
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Awesome share. thanks. Let me just contribute for a second, since there are people who could find it a bit hard to do, and who want quick results - this PSD file actually animates a realistic snow over your photos and exports as an animated .gif for social media, websites, email, etc - http://bit.ly/winterscene

(3 years and 14 days ago)


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