Create an Explosive Fire Scene in Photoshop

Create an Explosive Fire Scene in Photoshop
Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. In this Photoshop tutorial we will learn how to create a scene of fire and man. First we added a fire, fire bomb and lighting strikes then blended it. Next added Background and added some adjustment layers to blended it. For last image added Man and apply Camera Raw filter.

Preview of Final Image

Tutorial Resources

Step 1

Now, let’s start by creating a new image file, go to the Menu bar and click File > New, and then input the following values on their respective fields
  • Preset: Custom
  • Width: 3080px
  • Height: 3850px
  • Resolution: 300px
  • Color Mode: RGB Color 8 bit
  • Background Contents: Transparent

Step 2

Now, place Fire1 Go to File > Place and select Fire. Then place it to our work canvas and position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and rasterize like the image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to rasterize all sides together.

Step 3

Add Adjustment Layer "Curves" and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert. Then use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint dark parts.

Step 4

Add Adjustment Layer "Curves" and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert. Then use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint highlight parts.

Step 5

Next, place Lighting Strikes Go to File > Place and select Lighting Strikes. Then place it to our work canvas and position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and rasterize like the image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to rasterize all sides together. Blend mode change to Color Dodge.

Step 6

Add Adjustment Layer "Levels"

Step 7

Add Adjustment Layer "Hue/Saturation"

Step 8

Place Fire Clouds Go to File > Place and select Fire clouds. Then place it to our work canvas and position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and rasterize like the image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to rasterize all sides together and change blend mode to Screen.
Create a layer mask and use Soft Round brush tool, then set foreground color to black and start painting center of fire bomb.

Step 9

Add Adjustment Layer "Levels"

Step 10

Add Adjustment Layer "Curves" and press Ctrl/Cmd + I to invert. Then use Brush Tool(B) Soft Round with foreground color white and paint highlight parts.

Step 11

Add Adjustment Layer "Curves"

Step 12

Now, place Background Go to File > Place and select Background Then place it to our work canvas and position the image with the transform tool (Ctrl / Cmd + T). Hold Alt + Shift and rasterize like the image below. In Photoshop CC only hold Alt to rasterize all sides together.
Then create a layer mask and with Brush Tool(B) Soft Round paint on sky to delete it, foreground color set to black.

Step 13

Next we will open Fire Particles. 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 under Background layer. 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

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