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Old 10-04-2007, 08:57 AM
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Snow go!

Hi all, 1st post here all though I've delved into the forums on occasions. Very informative!

Hopefully somebody can help me. I am a (6yr) pro retoucher and have just been given a new challenge. I need to create a snowy scene outside a modern shop front - imagine a high street fashion brand retailer. I can handle the falling snow without to much of a problem but finding it difficult to make the snow on the ground look realistic. I can montage a few snow shots to give it the overall white look but it lacks realness. Just wondering if anybody has dealt with this kind of thing before at a high end level. If so do you have any tips please!

Cheers in advance

Ollie
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Old 10-04-2007, 02:48 PM
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Re: Snow go!

Hi Ollie...

Glad you jumped into the fray...

I'm shootin' in the dark here since as a hobbiest I don't do this type of serious work...

Is searching stock photo sites like www.GettyImages for candidate images with suitable parts to select, copy/paste and splice via layer masks a possibility?
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Old 10-05-2007, 03:33 AM
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Re: Snow go!

We did have a thread quite some time back where someone had posted an excellent post on converting a summer view of a house into a winter scene, including a link to an offsite tutorial, but I can't lay my fingers on it at the moment.

I'll try searching again and post back if I find it.
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Old 10-05-2007, 07:40 AM
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Re: Snow go!

hi,
I am no professional... by any imagination.. smile... and not sure what I have to say meets your requirements....

been experimenting with light snow on ground on sceneries,,,, been using a tutorial from russel brown called frosty freeze that might might help you...
http://russellbrown.com/tips_tech.html

another tutorial I had bookmarked , very similar to brown's involved a store front....
http://photoshopcontest.com/tutorial...king-snow.html

my difficulty is creating piled snow like alittle snow drifts or accumulated snow on a roof or tree...

I hope it helpful....

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Originally Posted by ingrouille View Post
Hi all, 1st post here all though I've delved into the forums on occasions. Very informative!

Hopefully somebody can help me. I am a (6yr) pro retoucher and have just been given a new challenge. I need to create a snowy scene outside a modern shop front - imagine a high street fashion brand retailer. I can handle the falling snow without to much of a problem but finding it difficult to make the snow on the ground look realistic. I can montage a few snow shots to give it the overall white look but it lacks realness. Just wondering if anybody has dealt with this kind of thing before at a high end level. If so do you have any tips please!

Cheers in advance

Ollie
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:02 AM
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Re: Snow go!

If you want real snow, you'll have to paste in some other real snowpictures, and make it look real.
All the rest will only look real in webformat.
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