In order to obtain a snowflake in Photoshop we need to first create a blank document with the dimensions 800 by 800 pixels (you can of course use other settings).
Now we need to turn on guides, grid & rulers. About how to do this I wrote in one of previous topics.
Too lazy to read the article, let me remind you the steps: go to menu program View-Show-Grid. Thus, we include the net – similarly, you can enable and rulers, and guides.
Take the selection tool (any of them), in the specific case it is better to use the polygonal lasso will create an elongated triangle – then it will be part of our snowflakes.
The figure below shows a rough outline of the triangle as a separate allocation.
Now take any color for our snowflake and fill them with the triangle.
Create a new layer and make it the fill (you have to fill in the color selection on a new layer).
This has turned into an awkward triangle. But don’t worry, we will fix it fast!
To start press CTRL + T to transform the new layer with the triangle and stretch it, if necessary.
Next, using the same selection tool (polygonal lasso) to make another selection, but this time try to use a schematic drawing. An example is given below.
After finished the selection, make it an inversion. To do this go to menu Select-Inverse.
Click the Delete button after all – I should look something like this.
Now everything is simple – create a duplicate layer and using the transformation change it’s orientation. In the first case, we need to vertical flip the layer with the new triangle.
Make the junction between the two layers to connect them together.
The layers can be joined together or to merge – what you like.
Hold down the ALT key, you can copy another layer and apply reflected horizontally.
Here we’ve got another plot snowflakes, left very little to the final result.
Layers either connected together or merge together….
Then we perform similar operations, but only the new layer rotated 90 degrees.
The result of several manipulations:
Once again, copy the layers and make their transformation.
The figure shows that we have introduced the degree manually in the toolbar – now the twist is 45 instead of 90 degrees.
Almost finished snowflake:
If you want to use this option the snowflakes in other documents, we suggest that you do the following: create a copy of all the layers except the background.
You can also add additional effects to this snowflake in the menu, layer blending, and reduce its opacity.
To make it clearer, I created another layer and filled it with a gradient from white to blue and increased the size of the snowflakes.
You can now open any image and press ALT to propagate snowflakes and put them as you like.