A Frosty Window: Applying the Frost Effect To a Photo

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Tutorial: AKVIS NatureArt

Frosty Window


In this tutorial we'll cover how to use AKVIS NatureArt to create beautiful ice patterns on a window pane.

    Original Image Result
    Original Image Result

  • Step 1. Open a photograph.

    Original Image
    Original Image
  • Step 2. To decorate the window pane in this dreary photo with a fine openwork frost pattern choose the Frost effect, and then the AKVIS Ice Pattern preset.

    Use the Selection Brush to draw over the area to which the effect will be applied.

    Selecting an Area for the Effect
    Selecting an Area for the Effect

    Press to process the selection. A frost pattern appears on the window pane:

    Processing Result
    Processing Result
  • Step 3. There is a way to achieve an even more interesting result. Click on the Before and choose the Eraser . Brush over the selection with this tool, choosing different tool sizes, to give the selected area a more complex shape:

    Working on the Selection
    Working on the Selection

    Press to reprocess the image.

    Frosted Window
    Frosted Window
  • Step 4. If you wish, you can make small improvements to the image. Restrict the spread of frost beyond the window pane using a History Brush .

    Compare the fragment of the image before and after:

    Frost Using History Brush
    Frost Using History Brush

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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