How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop

Hello Friends, In this blog post(How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop), we are going to let you know how can you add the falling snow effects to your photos with photoshop. This is quite an amazing photoshop technique and it looks a great impact on our images with this falling snow effect.

Most of you would have enjoyed this snowfall experience in your life at least once. And same in the image it looks great to see this snow falling effect. And inside this blog(How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop), we are going to create the same effect of snowfall inside an image.

So if really want to develop this effect into your image then please follow the below-given procedure(How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop) step by step.

First open a new image having snow in the base so that the falling image can be compatible with your image. However, you can add this snowfall effect to either of your images.

Then Add a blank layer just above your background layer.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 1

Now, rename this layer as snow.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 2

Go to the main menu and click Edit->Fill. And then select the black color and then click om button.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 3
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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 4

Now go to the main menu and click Filter->Noise->add noise.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 5

Now a noise window will open and you have set few parameter inside it. See the below image for the same.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 6

Now, we have increased the size of the noise and for doing the same we have to click Edit->transform->scale. and here set the width and height as 400% and then click ok.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 7

Now we have to crop the hidden area of snow, but first, we have to see that how much area has been hidden. For doing this just go to Edit->free transform. And then click on View->Fit on the screen.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 8
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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 9
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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 10

Now as we see the image in the center is already covering the snow layer so we will cancel the transform operation and will Zoom our file size.

Now We will convert our snow layer into a smart object. For doing the same you just click the menu in the layer panel at the right corner and select the option ‘Convert to smart object‘.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 11

Now change the layer blend mode to the screen.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 12

Now we have to apply the motion blur filter effect. Go to the main menu and click Filter->Blur->Motion Blur.

Now set the parameter for motion blur filter and then click ok.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 13

Now delete the layer mask, just click on the layer mask and then do the right-click and select the option ‘Delete filter mask‘.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 14

Now add the level image adjustment and set the parameter as given in the below image.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 15

Now make a duplicate copy of snow smart object. See the below image for the same.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 16

Now rotate the smart object copy to the 180 degree. Go to Edit->Transform->Rotate 180 degree.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 17

Now apply the crystalize filter. Click Filter->Pixelate->Crystalize. And then set the parameter as shown below.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 18

Now apply the motion blur filter again and set the parameter as shown in the below image.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 19

Now make your effect much fine and better you just add level adjustment effect once more.

And then set the parameter for white and black point slider as shown in the below image.

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How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop 20

Here, we get our final snowfall image, thought you can change a little bit or more by updating the parameters of all the applied filters.

Conclusion:

So Friends, inside this blog post(How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with Photoshop) we have learned the functionality of snowfall inside an image. This is an amazing photoshop technique and it looks very attractive to see inside an image. To develop this snowfall effect we mainly use Filter, smart object, level adjustment, and free transform from the photoshop toolkit.

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