Photo Manipulation

How to Create a Fantasy Photo Manipulation with Fire

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Decrease its opacity to around 25%.

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Step 37

Place “Fire” stock to your file. Drag it from folder and drop to your file. Change its blending mode to Screen. Choose 50px soft round brush and erase parts, which doesn’t fit.

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Step 38

Change blending mode of layer with fire to “Normal”, add new layer. Then, right-click on it and choose “Create clipping mask” (Alt+Ctrl+G or Layer > Create Clipping Mask). Use Clone stamp tool and fix some fire.

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Now, change blending mode of layer with fire to “Screen” again.

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Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift + Ctrl + N). Then, right-click on it and choose “Create clipping mask” (Alt+Ctrl+G or Layer > Create Clipping Mask). Choose soft round brush 6 px. Use #fe8e23 and #fbd888 color. Draw something drop-like on falling fire.

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Add new layer (Layer > New > Layer or Shift + Ctrl + N). Then, right-click on it and choose “Create clipping mask” (Alt+Ctrl+G or Layer > Create Clipping Mask). Choose soft round brush 6 px. Use white color. Draw liquid like thing on hand.

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Now you’ll make fire glow. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Pick soft round brush around 30px size. Use #ff970f color. Draw glow around model’s hand.

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Change blending mode to Soft light.

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It’s time to make glow around fire drops. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Pick soft round brush aroun 15px. Use lighter color – #ffd514.

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Change its blending mode to Soft light also.

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Now let’s add some light and glow to hand. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Pick soft round brush around 10px. Use #ff5d24 color. For better effect, I recommend dynamic opacity of brush.

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Change its blending mode to Screen.

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Now it’s the last glow – the biggest. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Pick soft round brush around 300px. Use light-brown color – #8e1900 and draw dot in the center of fire stock image.

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Change its blending mode and opacity to Screen, around 45%.

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Image is too bright. Let’s fix it. Add adjustment layer (Layer > New adjustment layer…) with Brightness/Contrast.

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Then, you should change colors (If you want). Add Color/Balance adjustment layer. (Layer > New adjustment layer…)

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Step 47

Now you’ll make preparing for making lava on ground. Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). At first, use soft round, 400px brush and draw dot with smoked orange color (#ff7122).

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Then, draw with smaller, light-yellow (#ffe65b) brush, second dot, on first.

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Next, transform it perspectively – ctrl + T and adjust it to ground.

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At the end, change blending mode of created layer to Hue.

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Step 48

Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). At first, use soft round, 150px brush and draw splash with dark orange color (#ff3f08).

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Change its blending mode to Color dodge, decrease opacity to around 10% (here:11%).

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Add more glow to your fire (yay!). Add new layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Use the same brush settings as before and draw glow around model’s hand, fire and drops of fire. You can decrease opacity of brush to even 50%, it depends of your desired effect.

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Change blending mode of this to Screen, decrease opacity to 50%.

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Next glow. Next layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). The same color. Even bigger brush size (soft, 500px, opacity around 50%).

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Decrease opacity – 44%, change blending mode – Soft light.

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Step 51

Something more interesting than before – you’ll create particles from fire. Add New layer (Shift+Ctrl+N or shortcut). Use small hard round brush (ex. 5px) with white color. For better effect, use brush with dynamic size. Make brush strokes, like falling particles.

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