Winter Effects Tutorial

January 13, 2017

“Winter” means different things to all of us. To those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, it can mean cold temperatures, rain, and possibly snow. For those in the Southern Hemisphere, it can mean warm temperatures, perhaps sunny days at the beach, picnics and sunscreen.

But at some point during the year, no matter where we live, we will all experience one season that is the coldest of our year.

Today let’s take a look at 2 fun ways to enhance our cold-weather photos or scrapbook pages!


Creating a rain or snow effect can be as simple as adding an overlay and changing its blend mode.  Here is a beautiful image provided by Norma.

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She added a Stormy Weather Overlay to the image, changed its Blend Mode to “Overlay,” and below you will see the beautiful result she achieved in just a few seconds.


Cold Weather Effect from Scratch:

For those who enjoy exploring Photoshop and creating effects “from scratch,”  creating a cold-weather effect could be for you!

This “Before” layout was created by LouCee Creations.   I augmented her layout using my Cold Weather Effect tutorial.

Using this tutorial you can create as much or as little of the effect as you like. It’s easy and fun!
Whether you prefer products that you can purchase and use quickly, or whether you like to create effects yourself, I hope this post gives you some ideas to work with!
Thanks for stopping by today!

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    • Karen

      Hi Traci! Yes, isn’t that the weirdest? 🙂

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