Karen’s Winter Effects Tutorial

Check out this great tutorial from Karen from Snickerdoodledesigns

“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.


Fun Fact: You can purchase the Stormy Weather Overlays pack for just $2, Jan 13-20th.   There is also a Stormy Weather Freebie in my store at theStudio!

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!
Thank you to Karen for this great tutorial! If you liked this, check out more at Karen’s Blog at the link below!

Source: Winter Effects Tutorial