Frost Effect in AKVIS NatureArt

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Nature Effects: Frost


This effect allows you to adorn an image with an openwork of frost crystals. In nature frost appears on long thin objects during freezing weather. This gives an environment a fantastic look, sometimes almost surreal. Now you can add this beauty to your digital photos easily.

Frost Effect
Frost on Eyelashes

The effect will be applied only in a selected area! Use the follow tools to make a selection:

  • Selection Brush . This tool is used to highlight areas to which an effect will be applied. You can change the tool's size in a pop-up window which opens with a right mouse click in the image window.

    To get a straight line, draw a line while holding down Shift.

  • Eraser . Use this tool to erase selection areas. You can change the tool's size in a pop-up window.
  • Selection Bucket . The tool fills an area outlined with the Selection Brush (helpful for selecting large areas).

    If the area was not circled by , the entire image will be selected by clicking with .

      Hint: You can use Selection Bucket in "eraser mode" to erase all selections at the image. Just click the left mouse button while pressing Ctrl.


The effect's parameters can be adjusted in the Settings Panel.

Parameters under Pattern affect how the frost will be formed:

  • Expansion (0-100). The parameter influences how far the effect extends beyond the selection.

    Effect Applied Over a Narrow Area Effect Applied Over a Wide Area
    Expansion = 20 Expansion = 70

  • Fill (0-100). The parameter affects the pattern's density within a selection. The higher the value of this parameter the more dense the frost crystals are.

    Weak Fill Strong Fill
    Fill = 15 Fill = 90

  • Branching (1-100). The parameter affects the intensity of branching along the selection. As this parameter's value is increased the complexity, number, and length of branches increases.

    Weak Branching Strong Branching
    Branching = 5 Branching = 88

Parameters under Ice do not affect the shape of the pattern and are only responsible for the ice's appearance:

  • Freezing (0-100). This parameter sets the freezing intensity of ice crystals. At lower values the edges of the frost are thin and soft, while at the maximum value the ice becomes more homogeneous, dense, and solid.

    Partial Freezing Complete Freeze
    Freezing = 0 Freezing = 100

  • Transparency (0-100). The parameter affects the opacity of the ice in relation to the background color. At the minimum value the ice is completely opaque; at higher values the background begins to be visible through the ice; and at 100% it becomes a transparent layer of ice.

    Completely Opaque Pattern Translucent Frost
    Transparency = 0 Transparency = 75

  • Shadow (0-100). The parameter adds a shadow to the ice pattern edges increasing the depth and clarity of the pattern. At a value of 0 there is no shadow. The larger the value, the more visible outlines are.

    Without Shadow Strong Shadow
    Shadow = 0 Shadow = 100

  • Uniformity (0-100). The parameter affects the range of shades of the color of the ice. The higher the value, the more uniform the color becomes, and the fewer shades are used.

    More Shades of Color Uniform Color
    Uniformity = 10 Uniformity = 90

  • Color can be changed by clicking on the color plate and choosing a new color from the Select Color dialog.

    White Chosen Lavender Chosen
    White Lavender

How It Works How It Works
   — Workspace — Workspace
   — Using the Program — Using the Program
   — Presets — Presets
   — Tips & Tricks — Tips & Tricks
   — Preferences — Preferences
Effects Effects
   — Rain — Rain
   — Sun — Sun
   — Water — Water
   — Lightning — Lightning
   — Clouds — Clouds
   — Frost — Frost
   — Rainbow — Rainbow
   — Aurora — Aurora
   — Fire — Fire
   — Ice — Ice
Examples Examples
   — NatureArt Gallery — NatureArt Gallery
   — Torch of Liberty — Torch of Liberty
   — Above the Sea — Above the Sea
   — Day & Night — Day & Night
   — Flaming Text — Flaming Text
   — The Sea on a Midsummer Night — The Sea on a Midsummer Night
   — Playing With Light — Playing With Light
   — Tempest in a Glass — Tempest in a Glass
   — Greeting Card with a Christmas Tree — Greeting Card with a Christmas Tree
   — Enchanted Forest: Adding Fog & Mist — Enchanted Forest: Adding Fog & Mist
   — Smoke & Sandstorm Effects — Smoke & Sandstorm Effects
   — Frosty Window — Frosty Window
   — Planet of Storms — Planet of Storms
   — Frozen River — Frozen River
   — Ice Rose: Art of Freezing — Ice Rose: Art of Freezing
   — Creating an Animated Avatar — Creating an Animated Avatar
   — Sunset Picture — Sunset Picture
   — Fiery Girl:  Drawing with Flame — Fiery Girl: Drawing with Flame
   — Water Effect on Specific Areas — Water Effect on Specific Areas
   — The Cat and the Rain — The Cat and the Rain


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