4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 21, 2012 9:42 AM by the_wine_snob

    Creating smokey effect on a layer

    graph22 Level 1

      Hi,

       

      Hope you're well.

       

      I have a collage of photos on a layer and want to create a smoke

      effect layer on top of it.

       

      How can you do that in an elegant way?

       

      Thanks!

        • 1. Re: Creating smokey effect on a layer
          conroy Level 5

          Smoke varies greatly in appearance. You'll need to post an example of the effect you want.

          • 2. Re: Creating smokey effect on a layer
            the_wine_snob Level 9

            I have created "smoke" with my Wacom (so that I would "twirl" and apply Pressure). Look at the "Nature Brushes," and Paint onto a New Layer, above all others. Experiment, and work with lower Opacities for the Brushes. Note: if you build up to much Opacity, you can alter the Layer's Opacity. Also, the Blend Mode can help too - maybe look at Lighten or Screen. Do not be affraid to experiment with both Layer Opacity, and Blending Mode.

             

            Good luck,

             

            Hunt

            • 3. Re: Creating smokey effect on a layer
              graph22 Level 1

              Thanks. How do you find nature brushes?

               

              I've tried Lighten and Screen on the layer and it doesn't do anything. Is there something else I should be doing along with choosing those blending mode?

              • 4. Re: Creating smokey effect on a layer
                the_wine_snob Level 9

                I mis-stated my "Nature Brushes," as on the laptop, they are "Natural Brushes." This shows where you Load Brushes:

                Brushes_PS.png

                On my workstation, I have many, many more, most downloaded from Adobe Studio Exchange, or other sources around the Internet.

                 

                Also, the laptop has an older version of PS, so your exact Panels/Palettes will likely look a bit different - still, their function should be identical.

                 

                Good luck,

                 

                Hunt

                 

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