Hot Cocoa on a Cold Day
We’ve had a foot of snow in the past few days. It’s beautiful to look at, fun for the kids and conjures up fond memories of hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies. I had this idea that it would be fun to photograph a steaming mug of hot chocolate. Great idea however the steam was not so easy to capture. After several failed attempts, I decided to do the next best thing. I added steam in Photoshop Elements 10.
I searched around online, tried several different ways of adding steam to a photo and landed upon this method from TutorialSite. It was the easiest one to follow and I think it produced the most convincing replica of steam compared to all the different methods I tried. Note: if you follow the link, be sure to look towards the bottom of the web page for the part that shows how to add steam.
It was a fun lesson for a snowy day. Plus, the hot chocolate tasted fantastic after standing out in the snow taking pictures!