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Smoke Effect
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By Anastacia Sholik
Published on 01/28/2007
 
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This lesson I'll show you how to represent colored ornaments from the smoke by choosing a prepared set of brushes and certainly, the possibilities of the Photoshop program.


This lesson I'll show you how to represent colored ornaments from the smoke by choosing a prepared set of brushes and certainly, the possibilities of the Photoshop program.

For the beginning, open a new file of the necessary size: File - New (ctrl+n).

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Then paint the background's layer in white, selecting the Paint Bucket Tool.

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Download now the brushes of the smoke shape (they may be downloaded
here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/29341741/
?qo=13&q=by%3Afalln-brushes&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps

and here: http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/29341959/
?qo=12&q=by%3Afalln-brushes&qh=sort%3Atime+-in%3Ascraps
).

Select the Brush Tool of black color and create a new layer: Layer - New - Layer.
All that we have to do now is representing the ornament.
First represent a dot with one of the brushes.

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Then pass to another window Filter - Liquefy (shift+ctrl+x) and choose the Turbulence Tool to add in the pictured smoke more curves.

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Take the Eraser Tool of a small size and erase the unnecessary curves if having them. Then copy this layer: Layer - Duplicate Layer (ctrl+j). Flip this copy horizontally by applying this command: Edit - Transform - Flip Horizontal. The Move Tool will help us to move the pictured smoke on the necessary place.

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Create now a new layer and represent another dot with another bush's type. If you are not satisfied with the smoke's sizes, you may change it when using the next operation: Edit - Free Transform (ctrl+t).

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Distort it a little by selecting the Turbulence Tool (shift+ctrl+x), then copy the layer and flip it horizontally.

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Now we may give to this part of the ornament a special perspective: Edit - Transform - Perspective by combining preliminary these two layers: Layer - Merge Down (ctrl+e).

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If a part of the ornament doesn't correspond to that one pictured already, then we may minimize a little the layer's Opacity. The new ornament's part must be flipped horizontally and vertically also (Edit - Transform - Flip Vertical).

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Do the same manipulations you did with the other previous parts of the ornaments.

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Then several other ornaments' parts:

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Merge down all the layers with the smoke now (ctrl+e) and make three copies of the new layer (ctrl+j). Flip the copies horizontally and vertically as for them to be situated on all four sides equally. Minimize the Opacity of each of the layers till 65%.

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Combine now all the layers: Layer - Merge Visible (shift+ctrl+e) and continue by inverting the colors: Image - Adjustments - Invert (ctrl+i).

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We have to create now a new layer, set the necessary colors in the Gradient Tool's adjustments and paint the smoke with these colors.

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Stretch out the gradient from the center to one of the corners and change the layer's Blending Mode on Multiply.

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When inserting the colors more chaotically, you may choose the Brush Tool and the next filter's options: Filter - Blur - Gaussian Blur. If you want, you may insert the picture in a frame by using the Crop Tool and Rectangular Tool.

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Finished!

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Smoke Effect - Part 2
Take the Eraser Tool of a small size and erase the unnecessary curves if having them. Then copy this layer: Layer ? Duplicate Layer (ctrl+j). Flip this copy horizontally by applying this command: Edit ? Transform ? Flip Horizontal. The Move Tool will help us to move the pictured smoke on the necessary place.

Smoke Effect

Create now a new layer and represent another dot with another bush's type. If you are not satisfied with the smoke's sizes, you may change it when using the next operation: Edit ? Free Transform (ctrl+t).

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Distort it a little by selecting the Turbulence Tool (shift+ctrl+x), then copy the layer and flip it horizontally.

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Now we may give to this part of the ornament a special perspective: Edit ? Transform ? Perspective by combining preliminary these two layers: Layer ? Merge Down (ctrl+e).

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Smoke Effect - Part 3
If a part of the ornament doesn't correspond to that one pictured already, then we may minimize a little the layer's Opacity. The new ornament's part must be flipped horizontally and vertically also (Edit ? Transform ? Flip Vertical).

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Do the same manipulations you did with the other previous parts of the ornaments.

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Then several other ornaments' parts:

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Merge down all the layers with the smoke now (ctrl+e) and make three copies of the new layer (ctrl+j). Flip the copies horizontally and vertically as for them to be situated on all four sides equally. Minimize the Opacity of each of the layers till 65 %.

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Smoke Effect - Part 4
Combine now all the layers: Layer ? Merge Visible (shift+ctrl+e) and continue by inverting the colors: Image ? Adjustments ? Invert (ctrl+i).

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We have to create now a new layer, set the necessary colors in the Gradient Tool's adjustments and paint the smoke with these colors.

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Stretch out the gradient from the center to one of the corners and change the layer's Blending Mode on Multiply.

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Smoke Effect - Part 5
When inserting the colors more chaotically, you may choose the Brush Tool and the next filter's options: Filter ? Blur ? Gaussian Blur. If you want, you may insert the picture in a frame by using the Crop Tool and Rectangular Tool.

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Finished!

+ View full size image

Made by Sigma