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How to make a picture look like frosted glass using photoshop

Posted by Joe on Sunday, September 28th, 2008

 

This tutorial will help you in understanding, how to make an image look like when looked at from different glasses. Below is the preview(left original & right final preview):

How to make an picture look like frosted glass

Step 1: Open an Image on your Photoshop Canvas.

How to make an picture look like frosted glass

Step 2: Make a Duplicate Layer of the Background Image by selecting the Duplicate Option from the Layer Menu.

This is done for 2 reasons. First, if some step does a wrong effect then we have a backup and secondly that the Background a locked so not manipulations can be done on the Background Image.

How to make an picture look like frosted glass

How to make an picture look like frosted glass

Step 3: Now we will make the Image look like as if it is painted on a glass.
To do this we will select the Glass option under the Distort sub menu in the Filter Menu.

How to make an picture look like frosted glass

Now we will do some manipulations in the Glass Dialog Box to get the desired effect.
We will carefully adjust Distortion, Smoothness and scaling to get the proper effect.
My values are shown in the figure given below.
To get different type of glass effects just change the Texture option.
Right Now Blocks is chosen.

How to make an picture look like frosted glass

Here is my image with Blocks Texture.

How to make an picture look like frosted glass

Now we will change the Texture option to Frosted and again carefully set the Distortion, Smoothness and scaling slider to get the proper effect.

How to make an picture look like frosted glass

Here is how the image will look through a frosted glass.

How to make an picture look like frosted glass

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5 Responses to “How to make a picture look like frosted glass using photoshop”

  1. James Says:

    Wow nice one. It’s great what you can achieve by using two simple filters on top of each other. Thanks for suggesting it.

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