A Plug-in for Making Falling Snow

An earlier post was devoted entirely to

How to make falling snow in Photoshop

I’ve since come across a much better solution

It’s a PS (& similar programs) plug-in

 AND – it’s free!

[Update – Windows only. Sorry.]

 

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With & Without Stars

Done with the snowflake plug-in

Our community’s 160 year old Southern Red Oak

The eastern sky well before sunrise

Underexposed to show what I was seeing

The meter’s exposure would look like daylight

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Go here to download this plug-in – free & safe

It can be used for more than just snowflakes

Rain, clouds, stars, fog, confetti, rose petals, ….

It’s flexible and yet simple

As shown on this one page “manual”

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With & Without Stars

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Falling snow

Both made with the same “snowflakes” plug-in

Stars – as they came from the plug-in

Erased all except the area in the sky

Snow – Added a motion blur (in PS) to the above “stars”

Made an 8 image set

Dragged the “snow” down & left between images

Not done as well as possible; just an example

Doing this with the plug-in sure beats the previous method 😉

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4 thoughts on “A Plug-in for Making Falling Snow

    • MJ – That’s a surprise. The plug-in is for Photoshop. I didn’t know that PS plug-ins were platform dependent. I thought that if the platform (in your case Mac) supported PS it automatically ran any PS compatible plugin.

      Are any other Mac users seeing this same problem? I sold my Mac (wow! never heard of such a thing, huh?) so I can’t explore this issue.

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