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Old 07-04-2009, 10:35 AM
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Re: Help with Smoke!

Thanks for all your reply...I will defenetly try and see wich one works best for my image.

Many thanks.

Patrick.
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Old 07-04-2009, 11:05 AM
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Re: Help with Smoke!

Hi d00dle, your screen method is quick and effective if you don't mind the smoke getter brighter and whiter with each additional screen layer. If you are trying to preserve the color and lightness without adjusting each layer, it may not be the quickest route.
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:54 PM
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Re: Help with Smoke!

"best" method would probably depend in the tone of the image below. For instance, if one is compositing the smoke over, white, black or gray.

BTW, if you ever want a yellow, stinky smoke, like sugar cane burning in the fields, try difference and exclusion blend modes.
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Old 07-04-2009, 05:06 PM
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Re: Help with Smoke!

id say go to image adjustments selective color and go to the black tone... then slide all the sliders to the left(or right... i forgot lol) that will make the smoke pop out alot more... hope it helps
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:37 PM
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Re: Help with Smoke!

You can get a smoke brush it looks very realistic just add the brushes to the brushes directory of photoshop...just click on the brushes you like then download wahla......
here it is (ITS FREE YAY)
http://www.brusheezy.com/brushes?search=smoke
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Old 07-04-2009, 10:47 PM
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Re: Help with Smoke!

Wow, as we can see there is a billion ways to accomplish the same goal. It's all about workflow and what's comfortable to you.
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:42 PM
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Re: Help with Smoke!

I was just working with that picture yesterday, actually. This is my preferred method:

Open only the smoke image, select all, and cut.
Open the channels window, make a new channel, and paste.
Go to Select >> Load Selection
Go back to the layers window, make a new one
Fill in the selection with the paint bucket tool
Unselect, and preserve transparency. Now you can paint the smoke's color, choose a gradient, leave as is-- whatever you'd like.

Alternatively you can do this straight from the selection too, I just don't like the way selections are highlighted. x)
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:03 PM
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Re: Help with Smoke!

Press control+h to hide the "marching ants."
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Old 07-05-2009, 03:11 PM
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Re: Help with Smoke!

Very true, but when you have the smoke selected (like my method) the 'marching ants' aren't visible for nearly any of it. (So if you're painting the smoke, it can be difficult to see where the smoke details are-- so I start off with something obnoxious looking, and work over it)
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