Design Tuts Plus Tutorial – How to Create a Frozen Winter Adobe Photoshop Effect Action

So remember when I was complaining about not being able to find the stock photo I wanted for the tutorial I was going to do? Well, I did a workaround and while it’s not perfect, it’s as close as it’s going to get bar having to pay for stock photos. And while I am all for supporting photographers and artists for their work, I am not quite at the stage where I’ll pay for every image I use to create things. Some people may not agree with this, and that’s fine, but that’s how it is for now.

So onto the tutorial. This is what your image should look like at the end:


You’ll notice that the image is not precisely the same image as the example in the tutorial and to me, it seems like the head was photoshopped onto a different body and I don’t know why that would happen. But moving on, I managed to work through this tutorial, and while I am not 100 per cent happy with my result, I think it looks good enough to move onto the tutorial critique.

How to Create a Frozen Winter Adobe Photoshop Effect Action

Firstly, I enjoyed this tutorial because I never felt like it was going to be too challenging to finish. Sometimes you can feel overwhelmed by tutorials with a lot of steps, but I didn’t really feel that way with this tutorial. It is quite lengthy so be aware you’ll need some time to work through it if you decide to do it yourself.


Time: 30 – 45 minutes

Level: Beginner to intermediate level

Comment: Layer information was available which is extremely helpful when you’re trying to follow along and match your steps to the steps in the tutorial

Rating: 8.5/10

Here is my edit (do you see what I mean about the head?)


A fairly decent tutorial if you want to learn how to make snow in Photoshop – something I had never done before and it’s a good tutorial for learning how to use layers and masks as there is a lot of this (and I do mean a lot!)



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