How to Apply Snow or Bokeh Overlays on a Photo Using Photoshop


Open your photo, and go to “File”, Place Embedded. Choose a JPG Snow Overlay from your purchased folder. Choose a few more, and place them over the pervious one. Select all imported snow layers, and resize them to fit your background image. With all snow layers selected, choose the “Screen” Blend mode. Now you can see the snow effect applied. The snow layers should still be selected, then click “New Group from Layers”. Name this group “Snow”. You can duplicate any of the snow layers, to make it more visible, or to resize/rotate it, to create a new one. Select the layer, go to “Filter”, “Blur”, “Gaussian Blur”, and choose a value for the effect amount. Always check if you’re satisfied with the result. Click on the “Snow” Layer Group, and create a mask. Select the mask, choose black color, and a soft brush with 100% opacity and flow Start painting on the areas, where you want “to erase” the snow. Make sure you paint on the group mask. Adding some extra blur to a snow layer will add extra softness to it. Select the Group, if you want to add a different new layer on top. I added a bokeh layer, just to give the image an extra effect. Select the Bokeh Layer, and choose the “Photo Filter” adjustment layer. Click this symbol, to clip it to the Bokeh Layer. Adjust the opacity of the effect, and choose a warm or cold color/filter. Adding a Bokeh to a photo, can enhance it in a nice and easy way. Proceed same as in the previous photo example. Copy the layer, if you want to amplify the effect. Decrease its opacity, if you need less of it.

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