Add fire effects in Photoshop

If you want to add to your images an impressive fiery effect, Adobe Photoshop is perfect for this. In this lesson we will show you how to get the desired effect. We will create a basketball ring on fire using Photoshop and a few tutsPS tricks, this lesson is very easy to complete.

As usual, this is another fantastic lesson in which you will have the opportunity to climb in the nooks of Photoshop, as a result we will get a great fiery effect on the basketball basket, we will use different techniques to get a surreal effect without using anything other than Photoshop. And here is the final result.

Final image:

Step 1

Create a new document 1500? 1500 px Resolution (Resolution) 72 dpi, RGB color 8 bits, black background.

Step 2

I suggest two methods for creating a background, the first one is long and a bit complicated, the second one is very light.

The first way:

Add a fill layer Gradient (Gradient) through the menu Layer> New Fill Layer> Gradient (Layer> Fill New Layer> Gradient).

Then go to the layer mask by clicking on it, take Brush(Brush) (B) is black and go through it from below (this will hide part of the image you drew above)

In addition, apply a filter on the layer mask. Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) through the menu Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur) to soften the edges.

Now merge the fill layer Gradient (Gradient) with black background (Ctrl + E)

Then go to menu Filter > Pixelate >Color halftone (Filter> Appearance> Color Halftones)

Now go to menu Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation (Image> Correction> Hue / Saturation)

Then go to menu Selection> ColorRange (Select> Color Range) and select gray with the eyedropper

Next, go to the menu Layer> Layer Mask> Reveal Selection (Layer> Mask Layer> Show Selected Area)

Create another black background (create a new layer and fill it with black color)

Step 3

The second method:

Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), take Brush(Brush) (B) and select the Brush Shapes in the raw materials archive and draw.

Now let’s get down to business, create a new layer, then take Brush(Brush) (B) and draw a round shape using orange color # fd6b00.

Create another layer and do the same using the color # fc9400.

Change its blending mode to Overlay (Overlap).

Step 4

Now take Pen(Pen) (p) in mode Shape layer (Figure) and draw the next figure

Draw a layer by going to the menu. Layer> Rasterize> Shape (Layer> Shred> Figure), then take Eraser (Eraser) (E) a rounded shape in the form of a fan, available by default in Photoshop, and use the edges to create a tearing effect and elongation as shown below.

Then do the same, drawing various shapes to form the outlines of a basketball.

Then go to the overlay options.

Step 5

Duplicate your shape (Ctrl + J) and clear the layer styles via the menu Layer> Layer Style> Clear Layer Style (Layer> Layer Style> Clear Layer Style), then drag it to the left, as shown in the image below.

Then go back to the overlay options.

As above, create the following form.

To create other forms, use the same method.

Step 6

Duplicate your shape several times and position the copies to create a grid.

Now merge all the pieces that represent the basketball hoop, and merge them by pressing (Ctrl + E), then go to the blending options.

Then duplicate all layers (basketball and basket), except for the orange layer, and then merge them.

Step 7

Then apply a filter to the resulting layer. Gaussian blur (Gaussian Blur) through the menu Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur (Filter> Blur> Gaussian Blur)

Then go to the overlay options

Now open the next image in another document.

Step 8

Then go to menu Edit> Transform> FlipVertical (Edit> Transform> Flip Vertically)

Then go to menu Filter> Distort> Polar Coordinates (Filter> Distortion> Polar Coordinates)

Now select the fireball and import it into your main document.

Then go to the blending options (change its blending mode to Screen (Screen) and change the grayscale to get rid of the black color)

You will get the following result.

Step 9

Now add an adjustment layer. Color Lookup (Color search) through the menu Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Color Lookup (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Color Search) (this filter only exists in Photoshop CC and Cs6, but you can use external filters, such as Color Efex Pro)

To finish, change its merge mode. in soft light (Soft light)

And here is the end result

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