This Photoshop lesson is prepared for the upcoming New Year holidays, which we wait every year. Today, you will learn how to create a snow effect on glass in Photoshop using filters, a combination technique, and beautiful Snow brushes.
You can try to apply different types of fonts and / or shapes to the created effect; You can also use your photo as a background. I hope you enjoy this tutorial with a text effect.
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a window effect on your photo with a sprayed snow effect, which can be added to a text layer or to winter vector shapes, such as snowflakes, stars, Christmas trees, etc. This lesson is not difficult, but you must have a basic level of work in Photoshop to perform this lesson.
OK. Let’s get started!
First download the original image ‘Room with the Christmas Tree’. Move this image to our working paper. Name this layer ‘Christmas Room’ (Christmas Room).
So, I want to recreate the effect of the window of the house, for this I apply the filter Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) to the ‘Christmas Room’ layer. If you want, you can convert this layer with a room into a smart object and add to it Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) as a smart filter, so you can edit and also replace the original image whenever you want.
To the ‘Christmas Room’ layer, add an adjustment layer Hue / Saturation (Hue / Saturation) to slightly reduce image saturation.
To make the house window look more realistic, I will add another stock image over the ‘Christmas Room’ layer to create the feeling that this is reflected in the window. So download the original image ‘Girl in pajamas’. Move the image with the girl to our working paper. Position the image as shown in the screenshot below. Next, reduce Opacity (Opacity) layer with a girl in pajamas, approximately up to 16%.
Since we only use the image of the girl, not the whole image, then add a layer mask to the layer with the girl to soften the right edge of the image.
It’s time to add a snow text effect; I used the funny AR CHRISTY font. If you do not have this font, then you can use any other font or you can download this font on the Internet and then install it in Photoshop.
To the layer with the text ‘Merry Christmas’, add a layer mask, then apply a filter Add noise (Add Noise). Apply the settings shown in the screenshot below. Note that the filter must be applied to the layer mask. Before applying the filter, click on the layer mask of the layer so that it is active.
Hold down (CTRL) + click on the thumbnail of the text layer to load the active selection around the text. Next, go Selection – Modification – Border (Select> Modify> Border), set the border selection to 2 px.
Next, click on the thumbnail of the layer mask of the text layer so that the layer mask is active. Reapply the filter. Add noise (Add Noise), but only for the selected border. Apply the settings shown in the screenshot below.
To the same layer mask, add an effect. Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) to make the spray effect look softer.
Download Paint Spray Brush. Create a new layer. Using the brush data, add a spray paint effect to the dough, as shown in the screenshot below. The color of the brush is white, the diameter of the brush is small.
Create a new layer. Using Paintbrush paint brushes, this time the diameter of the paintbrush is large, add a snow effect in the lower right corner of the image, as shown in the screenshot below.
Using the same technique, you can add a star shape or a snowflake, as shown in the screenshot below.
As a final touch, I used the Glitter texture (you can download it from the link at the beginning of the tutorial), adding texture to our scene. Change the blending mode for this texture layer to Overlap (Overlay) and also reduce Opacity (Opacity) texture layer up to 40%. And also, I added the downloaded bokeh texture. Change the blending mode for the Bokeh texture layer to Lightening (Screen). The only thing is, use the bokeh texture only on top of the area with the Christmas tree. So, we have completed the lesson with the effect of spraying snow, which is ideal for the New Year holidays.