The task of the lesson: This tutorial will show you how to add realistic snow to your photo. We will use an image of a house in sunny green surroundings to apply our snow effect. So, let’s begin.
Step 1. This image will be used to add a snow effect.
Step 2. The image size is 12×8 inches (inch) and the resolution is 100. Adjust the color of the image. Go to menu Image> Adjustment> Hue / Saturation (Image> Correction> Hue / Saturation) and reduce Saturation (Saturation) and Lightness (Brightness).
Step 3. Double click on the layer and select in BlendingOption (Overlay Settings) AddGradientLayer (Gradient overlay) with the following settings: BlendMode (Blend Mode) – Softlight (Soft light), Opacity (Transparency) 50%, Style (Style) – Linear (Linear); Angle (Angle) – 90, Scale (Scaling) 100%.
Step 4. Using the tool Pentool (Pen) highlight the marked area (marked with yellow lines in the image below):
Step 5. This image shows you the outline:
Step 6. Right-click on the outline settings and select MakeSelection (Create selection).
Step 7. Enter Feather Radius 1 px.
Step 8. Now create a new layer and fill the selected area with white.
Step 9. Call the menu Brushtool (Brushes), select a spatter brush of 27 pixels per Brushgallery (Gallery of brushes) and activate Scatteringoption (Scatter Parameters) (see image below):
Step 10. Brush size – 25
Step 11. Use the tool Brushtool (Brush) is white and paint the edges as shown in the image below:
Step 12. Apply the same steps to the other side.
Step 13. Add some brushstrokes to walls, windows and trees:
Step 14. Highlight the grass and fill it with white.
Step 15. Finish the edges with the tool Brushtool (Brush):
Step 16. Then go to the menu Layer> Newadjustmentlayer> Gradient (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Gradient):
Step 17. Enter these values:
Step 18. Now create another new layer and fill it with black.
Step 19. Then go to the menu Filter> Sketch> Graphicpen (Filter> Sketch> Mascara)
Step 20. Apply these values.
Step 21 Now install Blendingmode (Blending options) on Screen (Lightening) and Fill (Fill) by 80%. Then go to the menu Filter> Blur> MotionBlur (Filter> Blur> Motion Blur).
Step 22 Apply the following settings:
Step 23 Here is the final image.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Successes!