It’s snowing… again


Yesterday I produced a photograph of a snowy landscape and added an effect to the photograph to make it look like it was snowing

Today I wondered if there was a way I could take a photograph I took ages ago of Scotney Castle and turn it into a winter scene.

IMG_2532_HDR-EditI love this picture and thought it would be great if I could turn it into a winter scene…

The first thing I did was create a new ‘Channel Mixer’ adjustment layer…Channel mixerthen I changed the levels to this

Channel Mixer - Snow picture

This gave me an effect of fallen snow… but there were areas… like the sky and on the grass where it didn’t quite look realistic, so to compensate for this I added a layer mask and masked out the areas where I didn’t want the effect to appear and where I wanted to tone down the effect..  By using various flows and opacity settings to the brush I could achieve this effect…  This is the final layer mask…

Layer Mask - Snow Picture

Then to add the falling snow texture layer and changed the blending mode to SCREEN… again I used a snow effect from FlorabellaCollection.com and changed the opacity and fill levels of the layer until I got the effect I wanted.  Here is the final image.

IMG_2532-snow

I hope you enjoy…

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Written by Bren (Ryan-Photography)

Bren Ryan is a female amateur photographer and blogger who along with her husband, Ashley, have created a photography blog called Ryan Photography which showcases the places they've visited on their photography journey. Bren and Ashley primarily concentrate their photographic skills on landscape, architecture and floral subjects. Based in the South East of England they hope to give their readers an insight into the wonderful and beautiful landscapes, buildings and places that the South of England has to offer.

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