Text from icy snowflakes in Photoshop

In this tutorial you will learn how to easily create a text effect from ice snowflakes using simple techniques in Photoshop. All you have to do is use snowflake brushes creatively. We will also create textures, layer styles, work with masks.

If you enjoy the lesson, you can use this effect to create holiday greetings. The author warns that you should have simple skills in working with the program.

And so, take a look at what we are going to create in this lesson.

Materials for the lesson:

Create a new document and apply a layer style to the background. Gradient overlay (Gradient Overlay). Name that layer Background 1.

Duplicate the background layer and copy the styles onto the copy. To do this, create a blank layer and merge it with a copy. Name this layer Background 2 and add a layer mask. Activate the mask (click on it so that a frame appears around it) and go to the menu Filter – Noise – Add Noise (Filter> Noise Add> noise).

Now write the text and name this layer Text 1.

Duplicate the Text 1 layer and name the copy Text 2. Add a layer mask to the text layers. Apply Filter – Noise – Add Noise (Filter> Noise Add> noise) as they did for the background. For the first text layer, the effect of noise is 120%, and for the second text layer it is 60%. Add a layer style for both text layers Stamping (Bevel and Emboss) with the following settings:

Create two new layers above all the other layers and name them Snowflake Border 1 and Snowflake Border 2. Create a work path using one of the text layers. Now create a snow brush using the collection of Christmas figures (link to the sets in the archive). Create a new PSD file and add a snowflake shape. Use white for the background and black for the shape. Now go to the menu Editing – Define a brush (Edit> Define Brush) and enter the name of your brush.

Now we will configure the created Brush(Brush). Activate this tool and select the snowflake brush. Open the brush settings window and configure Brush Print Form (Brush Spacing) and Form dynamics (Shape Dynamics) as shown in the screenshots. Then create New brush parameter set (new brush preset) and name it snowflake 1. Repeat the process, but this time put Intervals (spacing) by 60% and name this set snowflake 2.

Outline the contour using the two brushes created and white color on the layers Snowflake Border 1 and Snowflake Border 2. You should get this result.

Add a layer style Stamping (Bevel and Emboss), which we used earlier, and the snow effect should now look like this.

Duplicate all layers except the background layers and merge them. Add a layer style Shadow (Drop Shadow) for the merged layer. You can also use a brush with snowflakes on a new layer to create a decorative snow frame. You can decorate your work with brushes with sparks or highlights using Filter – Rendering – Blick (Filter-Render-Lens Flare).

The final result.

Transfer: Fish

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