Make it snow!

PhotoPlus : The Canon Magazine|February 2020

Make it snow!
Dan Mold shows you how to use your free Snow Brush to add snowfall to your images in Photoshop Elements after you’ve taken the shot
Dan Mold

If I said winter you’d probably think about shorter days, longer nights, a sharp drop in temperature and, of course, fluffy white snow that coats landscapes and makes for a white festive season (if you get super lucky).

However, depending on where you live, a snowy spell is not always a guaranteed, so this month I’m going to reveal an easy way to add snow to your winter images. And on top of all this, the technique works in both Photoshop CC, and the budget Photoshop Elements, which is what we used for this project.

You’ll need a wintery image, or you can use the Climber.jpg start shot featured here to try it out – you’ll find it in the Resources folder on your disc or download.

Whichever image you decide to try it out on, the effect will look its best if the scene looks wintry from the start, even our start image has some snow on the mountains already, but there isn’t any falling in the air. So we’ve brushed in some extra snow to make the landscape look more dramatic. It also gives you full control over where you want the snow to appear in the final product.

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February 2020