Have you ever wanted to learn magic? OK, in this interesting tutorial, I’ll show you how to animate the drawing, adding to it the effects of fire! You will learn how to create beautiful fire effects in Photoshop. So let’s get started!
Note: The author used paid materials. Links to materials and previews can be found in the archive to the lesson.
Create a drawing effect
Open all source images in Photoshop. Copy / paste the original image of the guitar on fire, placing this image on top of the image with a notebook.
Using transformation (Ctrl + T), apply scaling, and also rotate the image of the guitar so that the guitar fits under the notebook, then change the blending mode for the guitar layer to Difference (Difference). Next, go Image – Correction – Hue / Saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation). Reduce value Saturation (Saturation) to -100, so we added a halftone to the image. Please note that our image already looks like a real drawing!
Copy / paste the image of the electric guitar on a new layer. Place the electric guitar layer below the guitar layer on fire. Change the blend mode for the electric guitar layer to Replacing dark (Darken) to hide the white background. Further, in the same way as in the previous step, we go Image – Correction – Hue / Saturation (Image> Adjustments> Hue / Saturation). Reduce the saturation value to -100 by converting the colors of the image to halftones. Now our drawing is more like a guitar.
Next, with the tool Lasso (Lasso Tool (L), select a few fragments of fire, using a set of fire textures. Paste the selected fragments of fire on our working paper. Basically we will use the two lower layers of fire to create this effect, which are highlighted in the screenshot below.
Transform each piece of fire so that the fire encompasses the neck of the guitar. Press the keys (Ctrl + T) to scale, and then apply Deformation (Warp) to give direction to the fire. Try to deform the fire in such a way that the flames rise up. Play with different blending modes, modes are perfect for creating this effect. Light replacement (Lighten) and Lightening (Screen) to help hide the black background. Using the eraser, hide the excess areas to smooth out jagged edges.
The only way to make a drawing really glowing is to add depth between fire and paper. Go to the layer with the notebook. Using tool Dimmer (Burn Tool (O), in the settings of this tool set Range (Range) on Sveta (Highlights), darken areas of paper around the neck of the guitar, where fire could damage the paper the most. Try not to touch the bottom of the picture so that the picture remains visible to the observer. Next, darken the top of the notebook page to enhance the effect. Now the picture looks as if the fire breaks out of the page!
It’s time to add smoke! Create a new layer (Ctrl + Shift + N), select the tool Brush (Brush Tool (B). Add a smoke effect with a soft round brush. To ease the task, simply download any Smoke brushes you can find on stock resources. Use the gray color of the middle tones as the base for the smoke and then add light highlights to smoke with the help of white.
What picture can be without a signature, right? This step is optional. The most excellent way to create the feeling of a real pencil drawing is to use a brush to quickly apply initials as the artist’s signature.
Next, we will apply adjustment layers to make the whole picture look harmonious! Let’s go Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Curves (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Curves). Correct the RGB curves, Red (Red) and Blue (Blue) channel. Next, add another adjustment layer, go Layer – New Adjustment Layer – Color Balance (Layer> New Adjustment Layer> Color Balance). Set the values that are shown in the screenshot below. Strengthen the red and yellow tones in mode Mid tones (Midtones), and also correct the blue tones in Sveta (Highlights) to make the smoke more alive.
Finally, crop the image to focus all the attention in the image. And we have completed the lesson! Impress your friends with magic by reviving your drawings! Thank you for being with me. Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.