Open the “Cottage” image.
Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + Alt + N) and fill it with white using the Fill tool.
Double-click on the new layer and adjust the Blend If sliders (“Blending Options”, section “Blending If:”), as shown below. This will cause the dark pixels of the bottom layer to replace the white pixels and the light pixels to be covered with white.
Add a layer mask to the snow layer (Layer> Layer Mask> Show All). Now take a round soft brush and paint over the mountains and other areas that look blurry with black. Continue reading