Ice Rose: Art of Freezing with AKVIS NatureArt

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Ice Rose: Art of Freezing


In this article we will show you some helpful tricks with the Ice effect in AKVIS NatureArt. This effect produces an ice surface with various transparency, relief, and pattern. Further image processing lets you give the frozen surface the volume and expressiveness. Skillfully using the History Brush you can create an illusion of an ice layer covering an object.

    Original Image Result
    Original Image Result


  • Step 1. Open an image in AKVIS NatureArt. We will use a picture of a rose though you can take any subject, for example, create an ice sculpture from a human figure.

    They say, the withered flowers symbolize the fading senses. In our example the ice rose will be the embodiment of cold love.

    Original Image
    Original Image
  • Step 2. Choose the Ice effect. Using the Selection Brush paint over the effect area, and more, extending the selection beyond the rose.

    Effect Area
    Selecting the Effect Area
  • Step 3. Adjust the effect settings. You can use one of the presets, for example, AKVIS Light Blue Swirl.

    Run the image processing by clicking on . The result will be shown in the After tab.

    AKVIS Light Blue Swirl Preset
    AKVIS Light Blue Swirl Preset
  • Step 4. Activate the History Brush and paint over ice changing the tool's options (which are shown in a pop-up box after right-clicking in the image window):

      the areas around the rose - Strength = 70-80;
      the contours of the object - Strength = 50;
      the darker areas inside - Strength = 20-40.

    Rough brush strokes create the effect of the frozen rose:

    Frozen Rose

    Continue using the tool carefully, and the original image will become more visible through the ice (the melting ice effect):

    Melting Ice
    Using History Brush
  • Step 5. Using different presets and processing with the History Brush you can create various types of freezing (see the video):

    Dense Ice
    Dense Ice

    Transparent Ice
    Transparent Ice

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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