CoffeeShop Snowy Day Action and Texture!!!

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Today I posted on my CoffeeShop Facebook page, asking readers what they wanted to see more of on my blog.  I have had a great response, and it seems that actions, tutorials, and storyboards are big on the list.  So this new year I am going to try to post at least one new action & tutorial a week, and keep on adding storyboards, digital papers, textures and design elements on top of that.  So hopefully I can keep my photographers AND digital scrapbookers happy!!!

Lara specifically requested a snow action, and I thought that was a brilliant idea.  So I googled and found this amazing tutorial and decided to write an action inspired by it.  This action
has three layers of snow; light, regular and blizzard and you can run it on high or low resolution images.

I also created and included a simple snow texture for those of you who don't have Photoshop or PSE or prefer using textures.  Just drag it on your image and put it in screen mode and presto - instant snow.

And if you have any suggestions for future posts/freebies on my blog, please leave a comment. I really value my readers and want to design things you can actually use.  And thank you for visiting my site, making donations, and purchasing my action/design elements download packs.  Thanks to you I can afford to take the time to sit down on my computer and design and post new freebies and tutorials and be able to stay at home with my children.  I can't tell you how much I appreciate you all.

Running the Action:

Run the action on a flat image.  A levels adjustment layer will pop up in the beginning. This is where you adjust the amount of snow on the light snow layer.  Move the white slider to the beginning of the curve on the right side, and then adjust the black and gray sliders until you see some snow, but not a blizzard.  If you have more snow on this step, your image will have more snow.



Turn on the Light Snow layer for a subtle effect.


Turn on Light Snow and Snow for a snowy day.


Turn on Light Snow, Snow and Blizzard for a snow storm.  :-)


Download the free CoffeeShop Snowy Day action and texture! You can also download it here.

Want all of my favorite CoffeeShop Actions or Design Elements in one simple download AND help support this blog? Just click here for my action pack (includes this action!) or here for a download of some of my most popular design elements, storyboards, and textures.

For complete info on installing all of my actions, click here.

7 Comments:

erkarts December 28, 2011 at 4:40 PM  

Thank you!!

Sheena Rae December 28, 2011 at 8:56 PM  

So perfect! Now all I need is a rain one! I had an engagement session on a rainy day, but I couldn't get the rain to show up in the picture.

CBH December 29, 2011 at 7:37 AM  

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Dec. 29, 2011. Thanks again.

CBH December 29, 2011 at 7:38 AM  

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Dec. 29, 2011. Thanks again.

CV Love January 5, 2012 at 6:18 AM  

Amazing! Thank You! =)

Margo January 21, 2012 at 7:06 PM  

Thank you!:-)

Jina September 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM  

Where was this photo taken? Somewhere in Texas?