In today’s Adobe Photoshop tutorial we’re going to take control of the seasons with some Photoshop trickery by converting a bright and sunny summer photograph into a snowy wintry scene. We’ll make adjustments to wash out the colours and give the photo a cold atmosphere, then use a clever selection technique to add a covering of frost. We’ll even change the weather by adding a flurry of snow to completely transform the scene!

Summer to Winter conversion in Adobe Photoshop

This Photoshop trick works best with landscape images that contains lots of detailed elements like grass and trees. There’s three main steps to the process; washing out the colours to remove the warm summery tones; applying a white overlay of snow/frost; then finishing it off with a realistic snow storm.

Open your chosen image in Adobe Photoshop. I’m using this photograph from Unsplash.com. Add a Hue/Saturation adjustment layer from the menu at the bottom of the Layers panel.

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25 Comments

  1. This is a lovely transformation of seasons you taught in tutorial. I am a beginner in Photoshop and I am looking forward to learn the transformation of Day to Night in Photoshop. Will it follow more or less the same steps?

  2. it’s a great technique. it’s very helpful for those people especially who cannot afford or avail these sort of facilities due to any reason. thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  3. I can’t wait to start! perfect for the holidays.. Is this possible with photoshop express? I’m planning to purchase one.

  4. My goodness! That DOES look awesome! I love Photoshop! I love seeing new ways to use the tools and adjustments! Thank you very much!
    Su
    I would dearly love to see your take on

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