How to make a Snowflake Photoshop brush

It’s early morning and it snows. It is a beautiful sight as I’m standing by the window witnessing this silent transformation of the landscape – from gray to white.

Mr. Alfons is dazzled too. He sees the snow for the firs time in his life and demands to go to the balcony and examine this new phenomenon.

Mr. Alfons on snow

It’s five days till Christmas and although the forecast foresees warming in the next few days ,I’m still dreaming of the white Christmas, just like Frank Sinatra. And, well, most of us.

So, let’s use this moment of the inspiration and imagine how cool would it be if we make one snowflake just to honor this beautiful morning. By the way, did you know that no two snowflakes are alike?

There is, probably, a dozen of ways on how to make a snowflake, but, in this post I will show you how I do it and I will explain why I do it this way.

The whole process starts in Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW! depending on your personal preference. The shape of the snowflake can be done in any vector editing software. Unfortunately, Photoshop is (still) unsuitable for the complex shape creation.

So, here is what we will do.

  1. I will show you how to create a snowflake in CorelDraw
  2. Then we will transform that snowflake into Photoshop
  3. And in the end we will create a HiQuality snowflake Photoshop brush

1. Creating a snowflake in CorelDraw

Creating a snowflake in CorelDraw
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1. Creating a snowflake brush in Adobe Photoshop

Have fun creating!

P.S.: If you don’t use CorelDraw here’s the Snowflake.EPS file for you to download –>>