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Photographer
GT6 Photography
Posts: 81
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  Quote 
Photographer
Photography by Sean
Posts: 118
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  Quote 
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Andreea Cernestean
Posts: 495
Baia Mare, Maramure┼č, Romania


Smoke stock isolated on black set to "Screen" layer mode smile
Dec 20 12 10:45 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
The Invisible Touch
Posts: 707
Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain


Dec 20 12 10:47 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Downtown Pro Photo
Posts: 1,543
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  Quote 
Retoucher
Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Dec 20 12 11:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GT6 Photography
Posts: 81
Columbus, Ohio, US


Great stuff! Thank you all.
Dec 21 12 07:19 am  Link  Quote 
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