Create an Explosive Fire Scene in Photoshop

Create an Explosive Fire Scene in Photoshop

Create an Explosive Fire Scene in Photoshop

Step 19

Add Adjustment Layer "Color Balance"

Step 20

Add Adjustment Layer "Curves"

Step 21

Next we will open Fire2. After you open the image, use Rectangular Marquee Tool(M). With the Rectangular Marquee tool, drag over the area you want to select. Hold down Shift as you drag to constrain the marquee to(release the mouse button before you release Shift to keep the selection shape constrained). After the selection area has been created, simply copy (Ctrl / Cmd + C) and Paste (Ctrl / Cmd + V)  it to our work canvas. Then position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and resterize like image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to resterize al sides together

Blend mode change from Normal to Screen.

Step 22

Add Adjustment Layer "Color Balance"

Step 23

Now, create more lights. Create a new layer then go to Edit > Fill and Contents: 50% Gray and press Ok.

Now use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and Brush Opacity set to 10-20%. Then start painting. Take a look at the example in the picture below how much you need to paint, where there is the most white color, draw the most. Then change foreground color to black and paint dark parts. Blend mode change to Overlay and opacity reduce to 80%.

Step 24

Add Adjustment Layer "Gradient Map" Blend mode change to Soft Light with Opacity to 20%.

Step 25

Add Adjustment Layer "Color Lookup" 3DLUT File set to FuturisticBleak.3DL Opacity is 25%.

Step 26

When we finished all this, now merge all layers to one. Select the last layer and hold CTRL/CMD + SHIFT + ALT + E. Now we have a final layer, right click on mouse and select Convert to Smart Object. Then go to Filter > Camera RAW Filter. At its most basic, the Photoshop Camera Raw filter allows you to use the functions of the ACR interface at any time within Photoshop.

Step 27

Now in Camera Raw Filter, set the Value: Basic

  • Exposure: -0.15
  • Contrast: +2
  • Highlights: +5
  • Shadows: -2
  • Texture: +10
  • Clarity: +10
  • Vibrance: +20
  • Saturation: -8

Color Mixer


  • Greens: -10


  • Reds: +4
  • Oranges: +2
  • Yellows: +10


  • Reds: -10
  • Yellows: +5

Color Grading

  • Shadows: H34 S7

Color Grading

  • Midtones: H27 S25

Color Grading

  • Highlights: H58 S21

Gradulated Filter

  • Exposure: -0.25
  • Blacks: -5

Radial Filter

  • Exposure: +0.20

And finally, everything should look like this.

Final Results

Download the PSD

Fire Man Photoshop

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