How to Add Falling Snow to a Photo on Instagram

After seeing so many cool wintery animations on Instagram over the past few weeks, I just HAD to figure out how to add falling snow to a photo for myself—but since I’m not the savviest when it comes to Photoshop, I searched for an app that could create the effect for me…and I’m sharing my find with you guys.


Now that I know how to do it, I can tell that you that it’s the easiest thing ever. I’m so glad I wasted hours of my time researching so you don’t have to!

I’ve outlined the steps below, but I recommend watching my YouTube video, which offers a far better explanation. Here’s an example of an Instagram post that incorporates the snow animation effect—and I swear, it took me 30 seconds to create.

How to Add Falling Snow to Your Photos with an App:

1. Download the “Enlight Pixaloop” app.

2. Tap “New Project.”

3. Select a photo that looks like it *could* have been taken in a snowy (or rainy) setting.

4. Tap “overlay” from the bottom menu bar.

5. Scroll to “Winter” and select “WT103.”

6. Drag the intensity bar to your desired intensity.

7. Use the eraser tool to deselect any aspects of the photo that you don’t want filtered.

8. Export, and select 1080p as the size.

I should mention that although the app is free, in order to access certain filters and effects, you’ll need to upgrade to a Pro version (which I believe is $18 for the year.) Even without the pro version, there are plenty of amazing effects to play with.

Thirsty for more of my tutorials? Of course you are. Check out this video showing you how I get gorgeous beachy waves in 15 minutes flat.

Hope you guys found this helpful! If there’s anything else you’d like me to post about, drop your suggestions in the comments.

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1 Comment

  • molly weinberg
    January 22, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Just bought the app and tried it out! Thank you for sharing this!!! It’s $19.99 for the year 🙂


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