Got a photo that needs some falling snow to enhance that winter feeling? In this Photoshop tutorial, we will learn how to add falling snow to a photograph to give the appearance of snowy weather.
1. Open a photograph that you want to apply a snowing weather effect.
2. Create a new layer. Name it “Snow”.
3. Use the Paint Bucket tool and fill it with white.
4. Goto Filter > Noise > Add Noise. Check the “Gaussian” box. Set the slider to 15. Check the “Monochromatic” box. Click OK.
5. Goto Image > Adjustments > Threshold. Set the Threshold Level to 175. CLick OK.
6. Goto Image > Adjustments > Invert.
7. Goto Filter > Stylize > Wind. Make sure “Wind” and “From the Left” is checked. Click OK.
(You should now have something similar to below)
8. Click Ctrl+T to enter Free Transform mode. Use the shape handles to turn the “Snow” layer 45 degrees. Then use the side shape handles to stretch it out to fit over the entire width of the canvas.
9. Now with the “Snow” layer active, click the Blending Mode dropdown box. Select “Screen” from the list.
10. You should now have your snowy weather effect.