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How to make Smoke in Photoshop?

Very short technique to make Smoke in Photoshop. Here we are going to start.

1. Take a new file of any size, I’m taking 560×600 px size with 72 resolution and RGB color mode. Try this effect on Black background, it will give better look.

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2. Create New Layer and while using Polygonal Lasso polygonal-lasso-tool tool draw an abstract path like shown below, (don’t worry about color, you may use any color).

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3. Now pick Dodge tool dodge-tool and select the brush size around 50px and Range to highlights, and use this brush on the edges of your shape like this:

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4. Now select the Burn tool burn-tool and use it in the middle part of this shape, something like this:

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5. Now run the command Filter >> Distort >> Wave and give the following settings:

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Here is the result:

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6. Now run the command, Edit >> Fade-wave and give the following setting:

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This will come:

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7. Now repeat this distort and fade method maximum 10  times, or untill you think it looks best.

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8. Now press Ctrl+U (or you can run the command Image >> Adjustment >> Hue/Saturation), switch on Colorise option and hit ok.

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9. Now goto Layer panel and Lock the layer transparent pixels:

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10. Bring this color #d1d1d1 in Foreground color palette and fill the layer, Finally you will get this:

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About Wijdan Rohail

A professional Web/Graphic Designer, working as Freelancer since 2000. Designing is my passion, blogging is my hobby.

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