Fire Effect: Smoke Brushes & Layer Styles

In photoshop and affinity photo, you can use layer styles to give a fire like coloring to smoke brushes.
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Photoshop

Step 1: Smoke on Solid Color Layer

  1. Create a Black background layer.
  2. Create a new solid color layer using “Menu >> Layer >> New Fill Layer >> Solid Color…”. Choose pure white as the color.
  3. Select the mask and press “Ctrl+I” to hide.
  4. Use a smoke brush with white color on the mask to create some smoke.
Solid Color Layer with smoke on the mask.
The smoke which will be colored.

Step 2: Adding the Layer Styles

Double click the smoke layer to open the layer style and add the following styles:

Inner Shadow with color #470606:

Inner glow with color #ffa200:

Satin with color #ffa442:

Outer Glow with color #ff0000:

The Result in Photoshop

Using the above styles you will end up with a nice and warm effect:

Affinity Photo

Step 1: Smoke on Black Background

  1. Create a Black background layer.
  2. Create a new layer and paint a smoke brush with white color on the layer.

Step 2: Adding the Layer Styles

Select the smoke layer and click the “fx” symbol to open the Layer Effects.

Add the following styles.

Inner Shadow with color #410000:

Outer Glow with color #FF0000 :

Inner Glow with color #FFFF17:

The Result in Affinity

Using the above styles you will end up with a nice and warm effect:

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