View Full Version : Perfect Fire Effect ???

06 June 2008, 09:04 PM
hi, there
my name is herwin,
i have a little question about the fire effect
i want to create a perfect fire effect in photoshop
i have try, but always fail...
would you help me plssss....

here is the example for the fire effect i want:

i try use the brush and smudge tool, but i can't create the perfect one
can you show me the link for the perfect fire effect tutorial,
or maybe can you show me how to create that effect
please i need it
thank's alot
god bless you

06 June 2008, 11:59 PM
Look there:

06 June 2008, 04:45 PM
Heres some fire I whipped up this morning.

A Lines drawn with pressure sensitive soft brush.
B Lines with Filter/Other/Maximum applied and Smudge tooled a bit.
C Blurred copied layer in Overlay mode with inner and outer glow effects.
D Highlight top layer. B maxed again with magenta extracted.
There are a few more layers to enhance the glow.
Experimentation is key.

06 June 2008, 03:53 AM
that's great fire effect
but i think that's not a perfect fire effect
i want make fire effect resemble my example: ( ( ( ( ( ( ( (

thank's before

06 June 2008, 04:38 AM
3d-rendered/stock footages are really nice time savers too, Just get one with a black back ground and use it wit hthe screen blend mode.


06 June 2008, 10:54 AM
Herwin-du, the examples you show are not perfect examples of fire either, in that they have an obvious illustrated look. My fire sample, though not perfect, simply shows how the flame nuances in your examples can be created, with much more realism than the effect in your samples do. I can easily reproduce your samples using the technique I showed but am not willing to give up the time needed to do it. Again, the fire in your samples is not hard to reproduce, just producing that much of it would be a little time consuming.
Observe, observe, and observe again is the key.

06 June 2008, 03:09 PM
ok quadart, i will try your trick again
thank's a lot

06 June 2008, 05:52 AM
if you really want perfect fire effects, drop your mouse and grab your camera. Using proper assets is key for some things. Otherwise, if you want to know how to paint fire, I mean really paint fire, get a book on painting elements of nature. Don't worry about how to do something in photoshop unless you want to be able to save time using photoshop. Just learn how to do it traditionally then transfer the technique to photoshop.

06 June 2008, 06:48 PM
Here are a few tutorials and actions I found:

You may just have to spend some time with what you are doing - nothing like this is easy. If photoshop isn't doing what you want - try AfterEffects ( a 3D program (3D max or Maya). There are tons of tutorials for that. Also try fire footage in HD if your image is really big, you can use Quicktime pro to export frames if you need them.

Also quadart gave you what you needed as far as the rudimentary implementation. Sometimes it is just trial and error. Fire is one of the hardest natural effects to duplicate. I would suggest you look at fire footage to see how it reacts etc. There is a REALLY expensive plug-in for 3D that you could use, but you need to know something about fluid dynamics and 3D programs:

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