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Manipulation Challenge #36 - Original

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Doug Nelson



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We've recently had examples posted of making realistic satin in Photoshop, making caves in realistic rock with Photoshop, and we've had lots of examples of making realistic wood frames in Photoshop.
Now here's one we haven't had: making realistic smoke

No photos. No filters that don't ship with Photoshop (or Elements, or PSP or whatever). Start with a solid black background layer, and figure out how to make photo-realistic smoke. Smoke trails, smoke rings, whatever. No fire, no cigars, just white smoke.

Challenge: Using only native tools and filters, make white smoke on a black background

Do your best, and post the results here using the following guidelines:
  • Make sure you're using the largest version of the Challenge photo
  • Enter your name in "Enter a title for the photo"
  • Enter the Challenge type and number in "Descriptive Keywords" (ie: "Photo-Art Challenge #501" or "Manipulation Challenge #132"
  • Include a complete description of the steps you used under "Photo Description". (You might want to write it elsewhere and paste it here)
  • Attach your file as an 800 pixel wide JPG file, compressed so that the overall file is under 200k (this usually means 60% compression).
  • Make sure you post to the correct Challenge
  • If you expect any comments for your entry, offer your comments to other entries

As always, there are no winners, no losers, no prizes, only a sharing and learning opportunity for everyone.

How you retouch and how much you retouch is up to you, as long as you fulfill the Challenge. Have fun, and good luck!

NOTE: As is the case for ALL RetouchPRO Challenges, there is NO expiration date on this Challenge. Even after other Challenges go up, feel free to upload your version
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SMETZ99

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Registered: October 2003
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12/8/2003 12:42pm

So how'd you do it?
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Doug Nelson

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12/8/2003 1:58pm

I didn't. That's real smoke

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SMETZ99

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12/9/2003 9:54am

phew!!
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creartist1971
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Registered: April 2004
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4/20/2004 6:48am

that's what i was asking myself just now before i read your comments. real or not. now i feel better ;-)
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sukku
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Registered: December 2004
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12/18/2004 7:57am

Heres a tutorial on making realistic smoke...
http://www.couchart.com/tutorial_02.html

I havent tried it... those filters he talks about, dont think they are available in Corel. (Is what I use)
So for those of you who try it in Adobe... I hope it works for you. Good Luck
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Doug Nelson

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12/18/2004 8:03am

And of course there's the new Eye Candy Nature set from Alien Skin that includes a very realistic smoke filter (but that goes outside the parameters).

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lkroll

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Registered: January 2005
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8/4/2010 7:25pm

Doug. Janet made the comment on a few of my recent entries and noticed that I supposedly couldn't use anything that didn't ship with Photoshop in your requirements. Since I used GIMP, then let me know if I need to remove my entries. lol



edit:

Oops; I do have a hard time reading. You did mention "whatever" after all. lol

I did cheat though since I only know how to use filters (but did do a lot of manual manipulaions too for my fish). Still, I had to confess that.

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Doug Nelson

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8/4/2010 10:11pm

If they came with Gimp, it's not cheating

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