Adding animated snow to a still image can be a great way to add a festive touch to your visuals this holiday season. Incorporating simple animations into a still image can help give your design a more playful, dynamic feel that will help capture the attention of viewers. In other words, it’s an eye-catcher that will always catch more attention than a still image. It can help bring a photograph to life and elevate its impact.

Imagine sending your loved ones an animated photo for Christmas, or that you use it to create an eye-catching product promotion for the Holidays.

Whether you’re a professional designer looking to add a creative touch to your work or a hobbyist looking to spruce up your holiday photos, this blog post will guide you through the process of adding animated snow to a still image. In this tutorial we’ll explain a few ways how you can achieve this.

You will be adding snow to your images soon, keep reading!

Add snow using PhotoVibrance

PhotoVibrance from Vidello is an innovative video editing tool that helps creators like you to take their projects to the next level. It is designed to make professional-looking videos with ease and simplicity, even if you have no prior experience in video editing.

PhotoVibrance makes it easy for everyone to transform static images into moving motion pictures that get attention. Great for driving traffic from social media!

Its powerful features allow you to quickly create videos in a matter of minutes, without the need for expensive editing equipment or software. If you want to know more, read our PhotoVibrance review or visit the product page.

In the tutorial below we show you exactly how we have created the snow falling image using PhotoVibrance.

Another image we’ve created:

Adding snow using Adobe AfterEffects

Adobe After Effects is a powerful and widely-used program for creating motion graphics, visual effects, and animations. With After Effects, you can create 2D footage layers in 3D space, composite them together, and stylize them with special effects. It is used to add elements such as animated titles and transitions to videos, special effects, online content, movies, television shows, and other media.

You can follow the steps as described in the video below where you will use the special effect (Simulation -> CC Snowfall).

In terms of complex

When it comes to user-friendliness, Adobe After Effects and PhotoVibrance offer significantly different experiences. Adobe After Effects is the industry standard for creating cinematic movie titles, intros, and other effects but can be difficult to use due to its complexity. Photo Vibrance, on the other hand, is an easy-to-use photo animation desktop software that allows you to add magic motion, advanced 3D parallax effects, 3D particles, sky replacements, and incredible visual effects with little effort. It also has a lot of creative tools that make it easier to learn than After Effects. So if you’re looking for an easy to use photo editing software that’s still powerful enough for professional work, PhotoVibrance might be the right choice for you.

Adding snow using alternative software

There are a few websites that can help you online creating an animated snow effect, but the possibilities, export quality and features are very limited.

Funny.pho.to

Funny.pho.to works super simple. You upload a file from your device, enter an URL or use a photo from Facebook and they will add an animated snow template on top of it. The results are nice for personal use.

Pixiz.com

An alternative to funny.pho.to is pixiz.com. It is even more limited and the images are only 400 x 300 pixels.

Lunapic

Last online animated snow creator we’ll mention is Lunapic. It’s similar to the other two applications. You upload a file or URL and a template will be added. You can make some adjustments in terms of scale and the amount of frames, but that’s it.

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