Winter landscape photography: how to create a winter wonderland scene

Winter landscape photography: how to create a winter wonderland scene

How to get a wintry look in Photoshop Elements

Here’s how to create a similar effect if you don’t have the Photoshop CS/CC version of ACR

How to get a wintry look in Photoshop Elements: step 1

1 ACR adjustments

Open masterclass_start.dng in ACR in Elements. In the Basic panel set Exposure to +1.90, Contrast to +33, Shadows to +66 and Vibrance to +34, then click Open Image.

 

How to get a wintry look in Photoshop Elements: step 2

2 Convert to mono
Duplicate the ‘Background’ layer, go to Enhance > Convert to Black and White and select Infrared from the Style options. Set the Blue channel slider to -88 and Red to +49 and click OK.

 

How to get a wintry look in Photoshop Elements: step 3

3 Add a cool tone
Add a Hue/Saturation layer, check Colourize and set Hue to 226 and Saturation to 14. Add a new layer, take the Gradient tool, select Foreground to Transparent and Linear, and uncheck Reverse.

 

How to get a wintry look in Photoshop Elements: step 4

4 Finishing touches
Draw a gradient as in Step 5 of the tutorial, and set the layer blending mode to Multiply. Merge the layers then go to Filter > Correct Camera Distortion. Set Vignette Amount to -56 and Midpoint to +24.

PAGE 1: How to set up and shoot a winter landscape
PAGE 2: How to edit your winter landscape
PAGE 3: How to get a wintry look in Photoshop Elements

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