New Year 2009 – ice text effect

Winter is just around the corner! Learn how to create christmas ice text with snowflakes.

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Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Create a new file (File>New) of 1280×1024 px and 300 dpi, which must be processed with the Paint Bucket Tool (G) for giving it the color #427BA8

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Apply on the new layer the next selection: Filter>Noise>Add noise

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

… and Filter>Blur>Motion blur on the same layer

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

… also Image>Adjustment>Hue/Saturation

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Using the Rectangle Tool (U), it’s possible to dark out the left top corner of our picture.

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Set the next demonstrated parameters by making a mouse click on the layer we work with on the layers’ panel:
Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Gradient’s parameters:

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Applying the same tool, try to represent a light spot on the right low corner.

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

The layer’s parameters: Fill 0%
Blending Options>Gradient Overlay

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Gradient’s parameters:

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Insert now the date of the next year:

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Put together the ciphers into a rasterized layer. For the beginning we’ll create a new layer above the text’s layer. Press Ctrl button to mark out the text’s layer and the new one and then press Ctrl+E. Set on the new rasterized layer the next option: Filter>Distort>Ripple

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Select also Filter>Filter Gallery>Sketch>Chalk and Charcoal

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

Applying the Move Tool (V) while keeping pressed Alt button, press 8 times on the button indicating up direction:

Make a christmas ice snowflake - 2009 year design in Photoshop CS4

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