Photoshop question

I am trying to create a pile of snow for a christmas graphic. What is the easiest way to do this. It doesn’t need to look like a photo. I would rather it look cartoonish.

I can’t seem to get it to look right. Please help.

I would play around with some of the “scratchier” brushes set a low opacity. I find them pretty useful for doing subtly textured stuff…like snow.

what about starting with a photo:

try this

made this a few years ago with photoshop…go on my website