Fire + Smoke 2
Here is more fire and smoke. It
can be used for clouds as well. This tutorial
requires more artistry, but it gives better
control and better results. I would suggest
reading the other Fire
and Smoke tutorials
before using this one, as similar techniques are
1. Start with a black canvas
and make a new layer.
2. Using the airbrush tool with
white at 50% pressure, draw the general shape of
the smoke. Don't fill it in all the way; leave
some shades of gray.
3. Now apply a layer mask and using
black/white, render clouds. Then render
Difference Clouds a few times until it looks good.
4. Now, use the color picker(I)
and pick one of the gray colors, and paint with
the airbrush ON THE LAYER MASK on the areas of
that color. Repeat with the other shades of gray.
This is the part that requires artistry. The
purpose of this is to smooth the cloud/flame/etc.
5. This one is turning out to
look like a flame, so let's make it a flame.
Flatten the image, and then follow this step from
the fire1 tutorial:
All these commands are in the
Image>Mode menu. Go to: Grayscale, then
Indexed Color, then Color Table and choose 'Black
Experiment with the airbrush
and levels before and after making the flame.
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