Sunday, December 9, 2018

Great Apps for adding Snow and Christmas to Photos


While Christmas shopping downtown, I noticed this cute red car
and thought the green awning in the background looked Christmasy.

So, I snapped a photo with my iPhone!

The photo was kinda boring, so I ran it through my 
FAVORITE painterly photo editing app called


The app costs $3.99, but I think it's well worth it and I use it often.
The app includes a ton of painting styles to choose from.

I love how it gives the photo a warm, cozy feel...like a Christmas card!


But, I wished I could add a snow overlay.

 I did some research and found two apps that apply snow overlays!

This first one is called


The app is free, but I was annoyed by the ads popping up.
It includes ten wonderful snow overlays that are easy to add to photos!
Even though it doesn't allow you to lower the opacity or erase snow,
this ended up being my favorite of the snow apps because of the great overlays.

Another snow app called Snow Daze does allow you to take control
of opacity and erasing.

It costs $1.99.

I started with this photo:


Changed it to a "painting" in Brush Stroke:


Then added snow in Snow Daze:


Snow daze also has adjustable cloudiness and extra whiteness,
but I didn't like the choice of snow overlays as much.

However, it is nice to have control over the snow placement.
Here, the snow is distracting on her face and eyes:


I was able to erase the distracting flakes with the app:


I had so much fun playing with Brush Stroke and the snow apps!






I also found a fun free app called Xmas Photo Editor: new effects  
that allows you to animate falling snow
and create other animated Christmas additions to your phone photos.

Follow my @jillwellingtonphotography Instagram page to see
some of my photos with animated falling snow I created with this app!


You can share your Christmas creations to Facebook, Instagram and Twitter right
from the app.  I tested it and it works great!

The app comes with lots of holiday backgrounds and animation and 
offers in-app purchases.


Let's go back to Brush Stroke!

It's my favorite app for changing your iPhone photos into 
something special that you can share with family,
on social media...even make into fine art Christmas cards!



Add text in Snapseed!
They have some wonderful fonts,
and this powerful photo editing app is free.


I had SO MUCH FUN
playing with these apps, I couldn't stop!

I hope you enjoy them just as much!

(Thanks to my photo pal Lucy for taking this photo of me out
shooting with my iPhone camera!)



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