How to Create a Photo Manipulation of an Assassin with a Flaming Arrow in Photoshop

How to Create a Photo Manipulation of an Assassin with a Flaming Arrow in Photoshop
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Once the Load Brushes option has been clicked, locate the “fire brushes” from the directory you’ve saved it into (as soon as you’ve downloaded it on the computer, its name will be changed to “assorted fire brushes by skippy3e”) and then click OK. Now when you activate the contextual menu of the Brush tool (B), you’d see a bunch of fire brushes instead of the default circles. Let’s activate this fire brush, now:
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Once activated, input the following settings for the Brush tool (B):
  • Brush size: 1400px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ffb32e
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Now, let’s paint:
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Next, create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and name it “fire 3”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and use the following fire brush:
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Input the following settings now:
  • Brush size: 1500px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: fffbb4
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Now, let’s start painting:
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The result of that should be like this:
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Next, create a new layer once again (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) and name it “fire 4”. Activate the Brush tool (B), right click the canvas, hit the drop down menu and click on Reset Brushes because we will need to use the default circular brushes.
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Now that the brushes have been reset, input the following:
  • Brush size: 700px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ff8400
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And, let’s paint:
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The result:
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Create a new layer once again and name it “fire 5”. Activate the Brush tool (B). Let’s load the “assorted fire brushes” by skippy3E once again. Use this fire brush:
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Input the following settings now for the Brush tool (B):
  • Brush size: 2500px
  • Hardness: Default
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: b76206
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Now, let’s paint:
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The result is this orange glow:
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Next, create a new layer and name it “fire 6”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and reset the brushes and then input the following:
  • Brush size: 1000px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ffa415
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Next, let’s paint:
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The result:
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Next, create another layer and name it “fire 7”. Activate the Brush tool and Load “Star brushes volume 1” by JonasKr. When it’s open, activate this brush:
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Now, input the following settings for the brush:
  • Brush size: 1100px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 100%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ffd56c
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Let us now paint:
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The result:
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Group all the layers we’ve created here (Ctrl/Cmd + G) and name this group to “Fire”.

Step 5: Enhance the light created by the fire

Now we will be adjusting the light and shadows created by the fire arrow. To start, create a new layer (Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + N) above the “fire” group; name this layer “glow”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and reset the brushes. Next, input the following:
  • Brush size: 700px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: ffc262
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Now, let’s start making the areas around the fire arrow glow:
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The result of that should be similar to this:
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Next, create a new layer and name it “Darken 1”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following:
  • Brush size: 600px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 25%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
Now, let’s paint:
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The result of that would be like this:
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Next, create another layer and name it “Darken 2”. Activate the Brush tool (B) and input the following:
  • Brush size: 600px
  • Hardness: 0%
  • Opacity: 15%
  • Flow: 100%
  • #: 000000
Let’s paint:
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The result of that should be like this:

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