How to Use Snowfall Overlay Patterns in Photoshop

How to Use Snowfall Overlay Patterns in Photoshop

August 15, 2019 0 By Peter Engel


Hi guys, in this tip I will explain to you
how to use Snowfall patterns which you can download for free from my blog DesignEasy. Here is a winter scene image and Snowfall
patterns in action. This is before and here is after. I will post a link to download Snowfall patterns
below this video on YouTube. So, the first step is to visit DesignEasy,
to download patterns and to unzip them. The easiest way to load patterns in Photoshop
is from File>Open>navigate to Snowfall.pat file and double click on it. Now I will present to you recommended way
to use snowfall patterns in Adobe Photoshop. Here is the image with winter scene which
I have downloaded from Adobe Stock. If you do not have any image with winter scene
to play around and to test patterns then open Window>Libraries panel and type in the search
field, for example, winter. Ensure that you are searching Adobe Stock
by clicking on the triangle on the right side. Select Adobe Stock then press Enter or Return
on Mac and Adobe Stock will list some images with a winter scene. When you find an image which you like, move
the mouse over the image and click on cloud icon to download the image in default or selected
library. Let’s go to snowfall effect and pattern fill
layers. I will recommend to you to use pattern fill
layers which you can access from the Layers panel. At the bottom of the Layers panel navigate
mouse over the fourth icon from the left, click on it and then choose Pattern. When Pattern Fill dialog appears, click on
the triangle to expand pop-up with patterns and choose one of five snowfall patterns. The next step is to click OK to confirm. Change blend mode for pattern fill layer to
Screen. That will give you snowfall effect applied
to your image. If you have large image feel free to upscale
snowfall pattern. You need to double click on pattern fill icon
and then in Scale text box retype numbers like 200, 300 percent scale or use slider
and simply drag it to scale pattern. Click OK and if you want to double effect
drag pattern fill layer on page icon at the bottom of the Layers panel. If you want to
experiment and to mix a couple of snowfall patterns then double click on pattern fill
icon, it will open Pattern Fill dialog, and choose different snowfall pattern. There are five snowfall patterns in total
and I will choose fourth. Click OK to confirm and exit. You can continue mixing and adding pattern
fill layers. As you are adding more and more pattern fill
layers your image will become lighter and lighter. At that point, I will recommend to you to
change the blend mode to Soft Light and then play with Opacity slider for that pattern
fill with Soft Light. You can lower opacity for that layer using
the scrubby slider, for example. Click outside text box with opacity percentage
and drag to the left. When you are satisfied, go to File and save
using some of the save commands: Save, Save As or Export. Let me group pattern fill layers to showcase
my before and after. Here is before and this is after. Thanks for watching and cheers! Download patterns and start playing with them. If you find my video tutorials useful please
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