Photographer

GT6 Photography

Posts: 107

Columbus, Ohio, US

I was wondering if anyone new of a fairly simple way to create a decent smoking effect. Like cigarette smoke. I would be glad to buy either brushes or overlays to create the effect if they are out there. Any help would be appreciated.

Dec 20 12 08:49 am Link

Photographer

Photography by Sean

Posts: 145

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Check out deviantart. You can usually find brushes like that on there for free. Or anywhere else on the web for that matter, usually free.

Dec 20 12 09:01 am Link

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Andreea Cernestean

Posts: 495

Baia Mare, Maramureş, Romania

Smoke stock isolated on black set to "Screen" layer mode smile

Dec 20 12 10:45 am Link

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The Invisible Touch

Posts: 717

Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain

Dec 20 12 10:47 am Link

Photographer

Downtown Pro Photo

Posts: 1556

Crystal Lake, Illinois, US

I shot a bunch of smoke using incense sticks and a gridded flash 90 degrees to the camera against a black background. Then  several more using a high powered flashlight to move light around through it in patterns.
You can then selectively use what you want, even combine some if needed.  As said before, set the blend mode to screen and the black disappears. If you're wanting black smoke, invert the smoke image and set the blend mode to multiply.

Dec 20 12 11:22 am Link

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Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Dec 20 12 11:44 am Link

Photographer

GT6 Photography

Posts: 107

Columbus, Ohio, US

Great stuff! Thank you all.

Dec 21 12 07:19 am Link