Frozen River: From Summer To Winter - Ice Effect

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Tutorial: AKVIS NatureArt

Frozen River


Snow falling gently from the sky and ice on lakes and rivers tend to bring thoughts of winter to mind. But do such conditions only occur in winter? With AKVIS NatureArt you can bring a breath of frosty air to even the hottest summer day.

    Original Image Result
    Original Image Result

This example was made with AKVIS NatureArt in Adobe Photoshop.


  • Step 1. Open the image in Adobe Photoshop.

    Photoshop's Workspace
  • Step 2. To begin the transformation of the photo from summer to winter, we should first add a layer of ice to the river. Call the AKVIS NatureArt plugin from the menu (via Filter -> AKVIS -> NatureArt) and when it opens choose Ice from the list of effects.

    AKVIS NatureArt Plugin's Workspace

    Select the river's surface with the Selection Brush and Selection Bucket tools. Any mistakes can be corrected with the Eraser tool.

    Selecting the Surface of the River
  • Step 3. Adjust the settings as you wish or use one of the program's standard presets. Press to process the image.

    Result with the Ice Effect

    If you are satisfied with the result, press to apply it to the image and return to the graphics editor.

  • Step 4. The image needs some falling snow. To add it, call the AKVIS NatureArt again. Choose Rain from the list of effects. Select the entire image with the Selection Bucket tool. Choose AKVIS Snow from the presets list and process the image.
    Adding Falling Snow

    Press to return to the graphics editor.

  • Step 5. The ice along the trees on the right doesn't look natural. Use the Crop Tool to remove that part of the image.

    In just 5 minutes our warm summer scene has been overtaken by a frosty winter:

    Final Result
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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