Fire Brushes: Photoshop Tutorial
My search for a tutorial that produced realistic flames was in vain. The most convincing attempt at recreating fire was using 3D programs which rendered particles. Most other Photoshop fire tutorials are just not convincing enough. This tutorial will help you bring fire and flames to your images in more amazing ways than you can imagine.
Create fire through Brushes
These are the fire brushes that I have developed. Brushes are simply images of something that you paint onto your canvas.
1. First download this set of brushes to your desktop: HERE
2. Go to Photoshop and go to your Brush Palette. Click on the small arrow to the right of the pallete and go to 'Load Brushes':
3. Find the brush that you just downloaded and hit 'Load'.
4. Now you have the fire brush!
5. Make a new file 1000px by 1000px. Fill it with black (Alt+backspace). Make a new layer. Make your brush white and click on the canvas.
6. Now go to Colour Balance and put in these values:
7. There you have it: fire. (I am sort of colour blind, so use your own eyesight to create the exact colour that you want).
Some Quick Examples of what to do with your FIRE
I decided to test the fire out in a few different scenarios, a bit more time would have made them look more finished, but I'll leave that job up to you.
Comments: You can make your own text by simply brushing over white text and using gradiants to merge them together!
My Comments: Tank shooting and other gunfire. I decided to go for the dramatic rather than too much realism.
My Comments: A stealth fighter destroys sleek modernist house. Enjoy the power of blowing up things with these brushes. Several brushes are great to make exploding effects!
My Comments: Sub Zero with fireball. I just liked the irony of it all.
Be creative with these new toys. Please feel free to post results.