Tutorial: Fire Effect on Images

When you want to create a fire effect on a colored image, your have found yourself the right tutorial! Here I will show you how you can apply my smoke and layer styles combination to a colored image. I will use Affinity Photo for this tutorial, but the same process can be done in photoshop.

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Brushes vs. Overlays

When I would have to choose if I must use brushes or overlays, I would reather go for brushes in most cases. On this page you will find some of my reasons why I prefer brushes, and a list of some cases where you are better of using overlays. So lets first check in which cases you want to prefer overlays instead of brushes. When to use Overlays There are some cases where you do not want to use brushes but rather want to go with these nice overlay images. One is when you need something with multiple colors, for example a bokeh overlay effect or a tattoo overlay on skin. Another good reason is when you need a really high resolution. For brushes to work with older Photoshop versions, I keep my brushes under 2500px in size(but above 2000px whenever possible). Also there is a maximum size for brushes in most graphic editors, and the bundles on the market also often do not contain a high enough resolution that would be needed for bigger printings. When you need a texture, for example in a 3D rendering, you also would rather go with Overlays than with brushes. Instead of first […]

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Design Freebies

Here you can find some stuff that is free for commercial use. Photoshop Brush Coloring Styles A package of photoshop styles I use for coloring various of brushes. This styles work best with a black background. Download brushColoringStyles.asl Affinity Brush Coloring Styles Similar package like the one for photoshop. Be aware that at the time I wrote this page, Affinity had a bug when displaying the styles, They are actually loaded, but sometimes do not have any previews in the Styles view. Download BrushColoringStyles.afstyles

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Photo Shoot – Pregnancy

A friend asked me to do some photoshooting with her while she was in the 8 month. This are some of the results of this special photoshooting with her and her husband after I had some fun with photoshop.

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Lightning Brushes

Locations This brushes can be found for commercial use on my creative market shop: https://creativemarket.com/xresch/1875978-102-Lightning-Brushes For non-commercial use, you can find them on my deviantart profile: https://www.deviantart.com/xresch/art/43-Lightning-and-Electricity-Brushes-707010712 Description I found a good way to create lightning artificially, and this brush package is the result. These brushes are useful when you need to add electric effects to your designs, or when you want to add some “power” to a picture. Contents In this product you will find: 102 high resolution lightning and electricity brushes 2500 x 2500px created with Photoshop CS6 102 PNG Files, one for each brush 47 coloring photoshop styles (working best with a white brush on a black background) 6 photoshop styles for specifically to color lightning (see example pictures, works best on dark clouds) Usage These brushes are useful for: Put that missing lightning on that dramatic thunderstorm scene Free Energy, buy once and have your photoshop powered up forever Put that extra shock into your art To let energy flow through some product Electronic music party posters Insect traps (don’t overdo it, poor moskitos) Power Plant related topics High Voltage related topics Electronic device topics * Technology topics

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Infrared Artificial

A while ago I stumbled over the process of how you can create an artificial infrared effect with photoshop and other image manipulation programs. In this gallery you will find some examples of such images.I wrote a tutorial on how to create this effect. If you want to do it yourself, check out this post.

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Photoshop Tutorial: Fire Effect Basics

This is one of my first youtube tutorials ever made. I show you how you can use my Smoke and Fire Brushes to create very realistic fire effects in photoshop. The technique shown in the video will use layer styles and will work similarly in other tools.For similar fire tutorials have a look at my other fire effect posts.

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Photoshop: Opening Regular Image in Camera Raw Editor

The camera raw Editor included in PHotoshop is a very powerful tool to create stunning images. I made it to a habit to open each image in the Camera Editor before I start to work on it in photoshop.

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Infrared Effect

Sometimes you encounter one of these really dreamy images, where the treeas are red or white and the sky is nice and blue. This images where in most cases made with infrared photography, where nit only the visible light is captured, but as well light that falls out of the visible spectrum. Luckily, you don’t need to have an infrared camera to do such images, but you can simulate the effect with photo manipulation. In this tutorial I will show you how to do this in photoshop, but the same technique can be used in other tools like Affinity Photo.

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Fire Effect: Add Details

Here are some examples of how you can add details to the fire effect I have shown in the following tutorials: Fire Effect: Smoke Brushes and Layer Styles Fire Effect: Smoke Brushes and Gradient Map

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